Senior center Kaylee Murawski made the game-winning shot as Norton’s girls basketball team defeated Medina, 52-49.
With the game tied and Norton with possession of the ball, the Panthers dribbled out the final 30 seconds before Gabriella Destefano took a shot from the corner. The shot wouldn’t go, but Murawski grabbed the rebound and scored, despite getting fouled, with 1.3 seconds remaining. Murawski made the free throw and, after a timeout, the Bees sent a pass to half court that was intercepted to end the game.
Medina led the entire game until Norton finally took the lead halfway through the fourth quarter, when Bailey Shutsa converted a basket and the foul.
Murawski led the Panthers with 17 points and nine rebounds. She made 8-of-13 foul shots and also had two blocks and three steals. Shutsa also had 17 points, while Destefano (10 points, five rebounds), Riley Ballinger (3 points), Grace Marino (3 points) and Bailey Acord (2 points, five rebounds, four steals) also scored for Norton.
The Panthers improved to 2-0 with the win and will play another Medina County team Saturday, Dec. 5 when they host Brunswick at 11:30 a.m.