The shoe was on the other foot for Miami’s girls Saturday night.
The Lady Wardogs overcame a seven-point deficit in the third quarter then held on to claim a 45-43 victory against Pryor at the Dogdome.
“We’ve been in those situations before, where we’ve found a way to lose” Miami coach JohnCarl Morgan said. “Tonight, we found a way to win a game.”
Kylee Carder got what turned out to be the game-winner for the Lady Wardogs with five seconds left.
Miami had inbounded the ball following a time out and Rhodes flipped the ball into Carder, who was able to drive in for a layup.
Pryor managed to get the ball up the floor, but an off-balance shot by Goforth missed the mark at the horn.
“We were fortunate to have won after shooting so poorly and having so many turnovers,” Morgan said. “But we will take it.”
Pryor opened up a 31-24 lead with 2:01 left in the third quarter on a short jumper by Emily Sutton.
But Miami countered with a shot from inside by Katie Osborn off a feed from Haiden Rowland, making it 31-26 heading into the final stanza.
The Lady Tigers, who have won just twice all season, led by six heading down the stretch.
However, a 3-point goal by Kylee Carder jump-started MHS.
Sarah Rhodes downed two free throws, then Osborn got a putback when Bekah Stewart missed the front end of a one-and-one. That tied the score at 39 with 2:49 remaining.
Miami seemingly had the game under control when Rowland buried her third trey of the night, but Rachel Sordahl hit a free throw for the Tigerettes.
Stewart hit the front end of a one-and-one with 34 seconds left, but Goforth tied the game at 43-43 with a trey at the 16-second mark.
Rowland had a career-best 17 points for the Lady Wardogs. Osborn chipped in with 10.
Goforth netted 15 for Pryor.
Miami travels to Vinita Tuesday then wraps up the regular season at home with Locust Grove on Friday and Grove next Monday.
Pryor 9 10 12 12 — 43
Miami 2 13 11 19 — 45
Pryor — Goforth 15, Sordahl 8, Morgan 7, Huff 5, Sutton 2, Gardner 2.