Edison rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation, then outscored short-handed Huntington Beach, 14-5, in overtime Thursday for a 65-56 victory over Edison on the opening night of Sunset League play.
The Oilers (10-4), who fell to the Chargers for the second time this season, lost leading scorer Phouangmaly Pravongviengkham in the final seconds of the game. She suffered a badly sprained left ankle after missing a potential game-winning shot with nine seconds remaining. Pravongviengkham paced the Oilers with 19 points.
Edison (12-3), which defeated Huntington Beach for the championship of the Estancia Tournament in December, faced a 49-42 deficit with 3:43 to go before four consecutive free throws and a three-pointer by Shauna Steward tied the score, 49-49. Huntington Beach took its last lead at 51-49 when Megan Masuda scored with 1 minute 21 seconds left, but the Chargers answered with a basket by Allison Libeu with 26 seconds remaining that sent the game into overtime.
The Chargers began the extra period the same way they had finished regulation, scoring the first six points of the overtime while the Oilers missed their first five shots.
Steward and fellow senior Jenny Shutt were the keys for Edison down the stretch. Steward hit four three-pointers among her team-high 18 points and had four of her nine rebounds in overtime. Shutt had six points and six rebounds in the final seven minutes of the game. Christina Patterson added 15 points for Edison.