Kimball Area sophomore Rebeckah Holtz, left, and the rest of Kimball Area’s defense were essentially helpless when Pierz senior Bridget Bednar got the ball deep in the paint, Jan. 30, as she puts in two of her 27 points. Bednar’s play down the stretch helped the Pioneers erase a 15-point second-half deficit to earn a 57-52 home win in overtime.