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Creighton women rally for overtime win over Seton Hall
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Creighton women rally for overtime win over Seton Hall

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Creighton senior Tatum Rembao converted the game-winning layup with two seconds left in overtime to secure a 77-76 comeback win at Seton Hall on Saturday.

The Jays (5-8, 4-5 Big East) trailed by as many as 14 points, but they battled back to force an extra period. Then they temporarily seized control.

Freshman Morgan Maly, a Crete product who scored a career-high 20 points, buried a 3-pointer to stretch CU’s advantage to 75-70 with 1:36 left. The Pirates responded with three straight scores. But that just set the stage for Rembao’s big-time play.

She drove right along the lane line and guided in a contested layup, falling to the court as the ball dropped through the net. The win was an important one for Creighton, which began a four-game road trip Saturday.

Rembao played an integral part. She scored 10 of CU’s final 12 points in regulation. She finished with 18 points.

The Jays trailed for most of the game. They shot just 36.7% from the floor in the first half (3 of 14 from 3-point range) and fell behind 33-25 at the break. That deficit increased to 14 after the Pirates (9-5, 7-4) opened the second half with a 10-4 surge.

But CU started chipping away from there.

Maly’s 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter pulled her team within 52-49. Then Rembao got hot. Her 3-pointer with 6:39 left gave the Jays their first lead since the opening quarter at 57-55. She didn’t score in overtime — until she delivered the game-winner.

Creighton will return to action Monday when it plays at Georgetown.

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