Most overtimes in a game:
| 13-Boone Trail High School of Mamers (NC) defeated Angier (NC)
56-54 in thirteen overtimes
(Feb 29, 1964).
9-Swayzee HS 65 Liberty Central HS 61, 3/15/1964 Marion Regional (Indiana), (Credit: Paul Luchter)
8-Bud Runkle scored 26 points, including six free throws in the eighth overtime, as Schuylkill Haven defeated Pius X 75-65 in a game that took eight overtimes to settle Friday night at Northwestern High School. The District 11 Class A quarterfinal game started shortly after 8 p.m. and ended about 3 hours later. The teams played four-minute overtime periods, with about a one-minute break in between each one. (February 26, 1995, Allentown Morning Call) (Submitted by Phil Pinto)
8-Plymouth-Whitemarsh boys' basketball
team defeated Springfield (Montco) in eight overtimes. (1972) (Chuck Langerman)
|The clock is ticking!|
|The bus is waiting!|
|6-From Montana:I was engineer at a radio station this
evening (Jan 20th 2012), Wolf Point Wolves vs. Plentywood Wildcats that went
6 overtimes. That 13 overtimes is AMAZING! Though, the play by play
broadcaster, Tim Zimmer at our game is guessing that the 6 OT game is the
Montana high school record. (Credit: Lee Allmer)
6-Conneaut Valley 45 Cochranton 43, on a Casey Baker drive to the hoop for a lay-up with 3.1 seconds to play, allowing the Indians to escape with a 45-43 win (The Meadville Tribune, 2/7/09) (Credit: Kyle Welker)
6-From California: Granada High School (Livermore, CA) Holiday Invitational Tournament.>:
12/ 8/11: In six overtimes, Oakland (CA) Skyline defeated San Jose (CA) Santa Theresa by a score of 97-94 at the (Credit: Chuck Rasbold, the scoreboard operator for the game.
5- From Arizona: Florence High School (Arizona) defeated Northwest Christian 65-64 in five overtimes in the first round of the State Basketball Tournament. This is in Division III in Arizona.
(Credit: Chris Knutsen, 2/14/2012,
5-1991, Jersey Shore vs Shikellamy in District semifinals at Williamsport High. 5 OTís.
5-On February 3, 1977,
5-Jan 15, 2010, New Brighton outlasted Riverside in a thrilling Class AA Section 2 contest, upending the visiting Panthers, 82-80, in five overtimes. Josh McFrazier scored 31 points for New Brighton and Mason Marion netted 31 for Riverside. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
5-I broadcasted a five(!) Yes, 5, overtime game January 19, 2010 for our local radio station. (Our newspaper erroneously reported 6, but that's a whole other story.) Southern Columbia was playing at Central Columbia. End of regulation 36-36. 1st OT 38-38. 2nd 42-42. 3rd 45-45. 4th 47-47. 5th Central 53-51. The winning basket was made by Central's Tanner Harmon, who had played ALL 52 minutes, but had not scored a single point until his basket with 20 seconds remaining in the 5th overtime for the win! (Credit Todd Davis)
But the score is tied!!!
2/`6/10, Niwot (Colo.) High School defeated Roosevelt High School 104-101 in four overtimes in the the Northern Conference Tournament Consolation bracket semi-finals. (Credit: Bruce W. (Biff) Warren, Niwot, CO)
This game was played in the Big East Tournament in Madison
4-Feb. 9, 1988- Knoch 69, Hampton 68 in 4 OT's
Game was for first place in old Section 6-AAA of the WPIAL (PIAA District 7). Score was tied 54-all at the end of regulation. Matt Dunaway got winning basket on a jumper with 28 seconds left in fourth overtime.
(Credit: George Guido - email@example.com)
4-On Dec. 9, 1989, Valley defeated Highlands, 61-54, in four overtimes. It was the consolation game of the former Alle-Kiski Valley Tip-off Tournament at Highlands HS. It was only the second game in the high school career of Valley's Tom Pipkins, who scored 16 points. Pipkins would go on to become the WPIAL's all-time scoring leader with 2,838 points. (George Guido, Tarentum Valley News Dispatch)
4-Shanksville-Stoneycreek defeated Father Geibel in four overtimes to win the 1976-77 PIAA Class A Semifinals (i.e., the Western Finals) held at Hershey Arena. That was the last year the PIAA sent four teams in each classification to Hershey. Shanksville-Stoneycreek lost the PIAA finals the next day; Father Geibel also lost the consolation game. (Credit: John Reeder)
4-Portville (NY) beat Oswayo Valley 64-61 in four overtimes. (12/27/07) (Chris Rossetti, Co-Editor D9Sports.com)
sets a Big East record, defeating
Connecticut 127-117 in six overtimes on Thursday March 12, 2009. The NCAA
record is 7 overtimes.
(information credit: Tom Prystal)
4-Susquehanna Twp. defeats Greencastle-Antrim 93-85 in
District 3 Class AAA semi-finals in 4 overtimes. (2/19/08) (Ed
Gotwals, Sports editor)
4-The Abington Heights Comets defeated the Williamsport Millionaires 86-77 in four-overtimes (2/24/08) in the District 2-4 Class AAAA title game. At one point in this game, Abington Heights had converted 21 straight foul shots.(Williamsport Sun Gazette) (Courtesy EJ Murphy)
4-Andrew Niederlander's 31 points helped host Portersville Christian outlast Cheswick Christian, 60-58, in four overtimes. Tyler Knupp scored 24 points for Cheswick Christian. 12/14/11 (Post Gazette)
|Williamsport bench players and support personnel brace themselves at the end of the Milliionairesí loss to Abington Heights at Berwick Middle School. (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 2/24/08)|
On Saturday March 21, 2009, it might be tagged as the Long-est Overtime Game ever. Imhotep defeated North Catholic 75-67 in two overtimes in the State PIAA Class AA championship. Why the Long-est? North Catholic started four players named Long and a coach named Long. Coach Dave Long and players Jesse Long, Joe Long, Mark Long, and Matt Long.
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