Relentless defense and a series of comebacks set the stage for Erica Ousley's game-winning free-throw with 3.7 seconds left as Fairley topped two-time defending champion Millington, 43-42, in the semifinals of the Dragon Fire Invitational Tuesday night at Collierville.
The Bulldogs (11-2), who have given up just 38 points a game in three tournament starts, will meet St. Benedict (11-3), a 46-29 winner over Collierville, in the finals at 7:30 tonight.
"This is huge for our confidence," said Ousley, who had seven of her 17 points in the fourth quarter. "But all I know is that I was thinking, 'No overtime!' the moment that free throw went in."