Bellaire captures district title in thrilling win over Leland

Chris Dobrowolski

BELLAIRE — In a game that goes down as an instant classic, the Bellaire girls basketball team outlasted Leland on Friday, winning a Division 4 district championship with a thrilling 46-44 overtime victory over the Comets.

The high-intensity contest was not decided until the last seconds, with Bellaire scoring the last three points of the night from the foul line to clinch its fourth straight girls basketball district title.

The Eagles came out victorious despite playing without two key starters — senior Katie Decker and sophomore Jacey Somers — and having to fight past a determined Leland squad.

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