RICHLAND -- Hayley Hodgins had done the move a million times.
Curling off a screen, catching a pass and finishing with a right-handed lay-in.
She'd never done it with as much on the line as she did Saturday, though.
The Chiawana senior converted a three-point play with 41 seconds left to lead the Riverhawks' 69-65 double overtime victory Saturday over Gonzaga Prep in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament at Richland.
"I just told myself it was a lay-in, just another game," Hodgins said. "If I thought about everything else it would've been too nerve-wracking."
Hodgins may have been the only calm person in the gym, as the teams traded big blows all afternoon.
"(Friday) after our loss to (Lewis & Clark) I called the kids a bunch of cowards in the locker room," Chiawana coach Steve Davis said. "I told them I didn't think they could step up in a big game. They proved me wrong. They are not a bunch of cowards. I love this group of kids."
Chiawana will face Lake Stevens in the quarterfinals at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.
Gonzaga Prep's season ended with the loss.
After Hodgins' three-point play, the Riverhawks' defense held as Wendy Gregory missed a 3-pointer and Hodgins got the rebound. Chiawana eventually turned it over, as Megan Steilen stole a pass, but Prep's Madison Wright missed a wild 3-pointer. Melanie Valdez then made 1-of-2 free throws to seal the game.
"I think it was our defense that got us through," Hodgins said. "It was just a total team effort."
Hodgins missed a free throw with nine seconds left in the first overtime that would have put Chiawana ahead by three. Gonzaga Prep star Tia Presley was fouled and made two free throws at the other end to force a second overtime.
"That would have killed me if we lost," Hodgins said. "I wanted to show that we have heart."
The Riverhawks showed that throughout Saturday's game, as they got big minutes from reserve guards Loving and Kendyl Reynolds.
Loving provided a stabilizing presence bringing the ball up the court, and Reynolds played lockdown defense in the overtime sessions on Presley, who did not score in the second overtime.
"Today came down to our role kids," Davis said. "Kendyl and Danielle were our MVPs tonight. We wouldn't have won without them.
"They stepped up and were our saviors."
Valdez opened overtime with a driving layup. After four free throws by Prep's Steilen, Mikaela Rivard tied the game at 65-65 with a putback, setting up Hodgins' heroics.
The Riverhawks had a chance to win it in regulation, letting a 51-46 lead with 2:59 left get away.
Shelby Ellsworth made a driving layup for a 53-50 lead, and Presley tied the game with a 3-pointer with 44 seconds left. Sadie Sparks then made a layup, and Prep's Hannah Murray made a layup with 14 seconds left to tie the game.
Chiawana had a chance for the win, but Hodgins missed a baseline jumper and Ellsworth missed a putback.
"When the other girls started stepping up and scoring, that was big," Davis said. "Everyone went out and did their jobs. That's what makes us a good team."
After struggling offensively Friday, the Riverhawks finally turned the corner in the second half against Gonzaga Prep.
Chiawana outscored Prep 17-11 in the third quarter as five different players scored. Rivard then opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer -- her first in 12 attempts at the state tournament -- and Chiawana had a six-point lead.
"Mikaela's 3 was big," Valdez said. "When she hit that, I knew that was going to be the turning point."
Hodgins led all scorers with 27 points. Valdez added a career-high 11 points, Rivard finished with 11 points, and Loving and Sparks had nine rebounds each.
Presley scored 26 points with seven rebounds for Gonzaga Prep, while Lindsay Stockton added 12 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.
"It's a relief," Hodgins said. "We are back in it. We feel we're a force to be reckoned with now because we are all fired up."
GONZAGA PREP (65)
Lindsay Stockton 5 2-2 12, Taylor Largent 1 0-0 2, Hannah Murray 2 4-4 8, Tia Presley 7 11-14 26, Megan Steilen 0 5-8 5, Ashley Largent 1 6-6 8, Madison Wright 1 2-2 4, Wendy Gregory 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 30-36 65.
Hayley Hodgins 6 12-14 27, Sadie Sparks 3 0-0 6, Shelby Ellsworth 3 3-3 9, Melanie Valdez 3 3-5 11, Mikaela RIvard 5 0-0 11, Kendyl Reynolds 1 0-2 2, Danielle Loving 1 1-2 3. Totals 22 19-26 69.
Gonzaga Prep 17 9 11 18 6 4 -- 65
Chiawana 14 9 17 15 6 8 -- 69
3-point goals - Gonzaga Prep 1 (Presley), Chiawana 6 (Hodgins 3, Valdez 2, Rivard). Total fouls - Gonzaga Prep 26, Chiawana 26. Fouled out - Gonzaga Prep, Stockton, T. Largent, A. Largent; Chiawana, Ellsworth, Sparks. Rebounds - Gonzaga Prep 36 (Presley 7), Chiawana 47 (Sparks, Loving 9). Turnovers - Gonzaga Prep 19, Chiawana 25.