By NEMS Daily Journal

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Mississippi State rallied late to force overtime but could not close the deal as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a decision to Lehigh in the championship game of the Lehigh Christmas City Classic.

Lehigh (9-5) built an early lead and held the momentum for most of the contest. However, the Lady Bulldogs (8-4) battled back from down seven midway through the second half to force overtime. In the extra five minutes, the Mountain Hawks enjoyed a 10-1 advantage, cruising to the victory.

Diamber Johnson and Porsha Porter led MSU with 17 points apiece. Katia May was also in double figures with 10 points.

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