For every "thrill of victory,' there is an "agony of defeat". It played out that way in the final seconds of the Region Five girls basketball championship Thursday night.
Shiloh Christian enjoyed the "thrill of victory."
The Skyhawks overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half and in the end, the ball ended up going to Kelsey Mischel in the corner. Her three-pointer went in, sending Shiloh to next week's state tournament by one point.
Kelsey Mischel, Shiloh Christian senior captain, said, "We didn't really have a play going, someone drove and that pulled my girl and she passed it to me and I was wide open and I wasn't even thinking I was just like, I have to shoot it and I had missed all of my shots previous so making that one was not me that one was all God. He took that one for me!"
Daryl Bearstail, Shiloh Christian head coach, said "Man, it looked good when she let it go but I was waiting for it to go in but you just never know."
Mischel said, "At first I thought we just tied it, I didn't even know we won and then they stormed the court and I was like, 'Oh my goodness we actually did it. We're going to state.' And it's just awesome. It's a great end to the season because in volleyball we lost to Flasher to get into state, so ending this one on a high note was really good."
The Skyhawks and the rest of the Girls-B qualifiers will find out who they play at state during the second intermission of the second semi-final boys hockey game Friday night.