The Central Community College women's basketball was defeated by Marshalltown Community College in double overtime, 87-84, in first round action of the Emerson Classic.
The hometown Tigers led the Raiders after the first quarter, 22-14, after CCC failed to score over the final 2:33.
In the second quarter, the Raiders scored only three baskets. One at the 9:10 mark, one at the 4:31 mark and the final one with 1:37 to play in the first half. Marshalltown led 35-20 at halftime.
The Raiders picked up steam in the third quarter with a 12-4 run over the first three minutes. CCC kept it close and trained 48-44 at the end of three quarters.
In the fourth, CCC scored the first six points over a two-and-a-half minute span to take a 50-48 lead. From that point on, the biggest lead by either team was four points. The game was sent to overtime when Marshalltown's Alyssa Roth missed a layup at the buzzer with the score knotted at 64.
The first overtime period was close throughout and CCC's Payton Blanke forced an additional overtime with a layup with seven seconds remaining to make the score 75-all.
In the second overtime, the Raiders took an 84-82 lead with 1:11 to play on another Payton Blanke layup. But that would be the final CCC score of the night as the Tigers scored the final five points to secure the 87-84 victory.
With the loss, CCC is now 2-4 on the season. Up next, the Raiders will take on Des Moines Area Community College in the second round of the Emerson Classic on Saturday.