Emily Kiser led the charge for Noblesville in a 57-49 overtime win against then No.18 Heritage Christian. 

Kiser finished with a game-high 25 points and 17 rebounds. But, she also had a lot of help along the way. 

After jumping out to a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Millers watched as the Eagles outscored them by 12 in the quarter to reclaim the lead at 26-22 heading into the locker room. Trailing by four late in the third, the Millers used an 11-5 run to take their first lead of the second half at 40-38. The game was locked at 40 a piece heading into the fourth. 

Mallory Johnson gave Noblesville a 43-40 advantage with a 3-pointer, but back-to-back buckets from Heritage’s Hadassah Harris brought the Eagles flying back in front. Harris finished with a team-high 15 points for Heritage. 

With the Millers down one, Maddie Knight earned her team two extra possessions with a pair of offensive rebounds on the same trip down the court. Kiser was eventually fouled and split two free throws to knot the score at 46. 

All-American Katlyn Gilbert quickly gave the Eagles the lead back, with a full court drive that ended in a layup, a foul and a made free throw to put Heritage up 49-46. It would be the last time the Eagles scored. 

With 21.3 seconds left, Knight buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key to lock the score in another tie. Gilbert was fouled driving to the basket on the other end, but missed both her free-throw attempts and the game went into overtime. 

Kiser gave the Millers a 51-49 lead on their first possession of the extra period, and, a barrage of free throw later, Noblesville had earned the upset. 

Arguably, the player with the biggest impact in the game — Abby Haley — didn’t score. Haley was tasked with shadowing Gilbert for most of the night. While her teammates played a zone defense, Haley followed Gilbert around wherever she went. The Millers held the McDonald’s All-American to just 11 points on 4-of-9 from the field. 

Johnson finished second on the Millers with 15 points, Madison Whetro scored eight and Knight added seven.