ANTWERP – Hayleigh Jewell hit one of two free throws with 8.4 seconds remaining to lift the Antwerp Lady Archers to an upset of visiting Ayersville 50-49 Monday night in Green Meadows Conference girls basketball action.

Trailing 49-48 late in the contest, Jewell hit the first of two foul shots to tie the game at 49-49 before missing the second free throw.

However, the Archer senior grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled again to set up the game winning foul shot. After missing the first shot, Jewell connected on the second to give Antwerp the win.

Ayersville was unable to get off a shot on the ensuing possession as the Lady Archers improved to 10-8 overall on the season and 2-3 in the league. The Pilots fall out of a tie for the league lead as Ayersville drops to 13-4 in all games and 4-1 in the conference.

The two squads were tied at 7-7 at the end of one quarter before Antwerp jumped in front in the second stanza.

With the game tied at 11-11, two Jewell buckets and a Lydia Krouse basket pushed the Antwerp lead to 17-11. Back-to-back three-pointers from Jewell and Aewyn McMichael expanded the margin to 23-11 to give Antwerp its biggest lead of the night.

Ayersville answered with a Neva Sheets three-pointer and a before baskets by Mabel McGuire and Ally Schindler got the Pilots within 27-18. Sheets then connected on a trey just before halftime to slice the Lady Pilot deficit to 27-21 at the intermission.

In the third quarter, the Pilots quickly cut the deficit to 27-26 after a Zarriya Young three-pointer and a Sheets basket.

However, the Archers answered with a basket by Jewell, a trey from McMichael and a McMichael bucket to extend the lead back to 34-26.

An Emma Townley three-point field goal put Antwerp in front 37-28 before the Pilots stormed back to end the period.

Sheets connected on a trey before a Schindler basket and a Kiersten Manon three-pointer pulled the Lady Pilots within 37-36 entering the final stanza.

Ayersville then jumped in front in the fourth quarter, getting a Sheets trey and a Schindler two-pointer for a 41-39 advantage.

Midway through the quarter, Kaylee Dockery picked up a basket and a trey while Schindler recorded a basket to give the Pilots a 48-44 advantage.

Two Caroline Rohrs foul shots and a Jewell bucket knotted the game at 48-48 before Ayersville took its last lead on a Rylan Becher free throw, giving the Pilots a 49-48 advantage.

That set up Jewell, who took advantage of a missed box-out on the initial missed free throw to get the opportunity to hit the game-winner.

Aewyn McMichael scored 16 points to lead the way for the Lady Archers with Jewell chipping in 15 markers.

Caroline Rohrs added nine for Antwerp followed by Emma Townley with eight and Lydia Krouse posted two.

Ally Schindler topped Ayersville with 16 points and Neva Sheets also reached double digits with 14. Kaylee Dockery finished with eight markers for the Lady Pilots with Zarriya Young (three), Kiersten Manon (three), Rylan Becher (three) and Mabel McGwire (two) completing the scoring.