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ANDY VILLAMARZO Special correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 09:41 AM

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LAND O' LAKES -

Academy of the Holy Names guard Sarah Davis was off basically all night on her jumper, going 2-for-9 from the floor, before taking a frantic last shot on a pass from teammate Amanda McWilliams.

The ensuing 3-point shot with six seconds left in the game went in and the clutch jumper gave the Jaguars a 52-51 come-from-behind win against Academy at the Lakes on Wednesday.

"(Davis) wasn't saving anything and I'm glad it was the last shot," Holy Names coach Melissa Ganther said. "Our inside game was working in the beginning then (Academy at the Lakes) took that away."

In a game that was close the whole way, Academy at the Lakes (3-1) forced the Jaguars (5-0) into six turnovers in the first quarter and led 15-12.

Academy of the Holy Names' forward Victoria Martinez (13 points) helped dominate the boards for the Jaguars and had seven of her 12 rebounds by halftime.

After being tied at 30 at halftime, the Wildcats went up 44-37 on a Vanessa Vincent (13 points, eight rebounds) layup. The Jaguars staged a furious comeback by forcing several turnovers and turning them into fast-break opportunities.

After Academy at the Lakes guard Amelia Oliver (15 points) made one of two free throws to put the Wildcats up 51-49 with 26.5 seconds left, it set the stage for Davis' game-winner.

"I live for these types of games," Academy at the Lakes coach Karim Nohra said. "Bottom line is you can't leave a good shooter wide open there at the end of the game and we did. (Davis) banged it. More power to her."

Andrea Mauger led Academy of the Lakes with 16 points and seven rebounds.

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