CARLYLE — With a late third-quarter layup, Nashville's Shaye Harre joined the 1,000-point club Thursday at Carlyle High School.
But that was only the beginning.
A physical 5-foot, 10-inch senior, Harre scored 12 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Hornettes rallied for a 48-43 win over Carlyle in a battle of Class 2A powers.
Ranked second in Class 2A and coming off an impressive win at the Mascoutah Holiday Tournament, Nashville (19-0) trailed 22-10 at halftime and 33-26 after three quarters against the 11th-ranked Indians.
But a key 3-pointer from sophomore Jordi Harre and some fourth-quarter domination in the post by Shaye Harre helped Nashville rally.
Shaye Harre gave Nashville a 43-41 lead with under two minutes to play. That was followed by an offensive putback by Carlyle's Sarah Haake with 1 minute, 16.7 seconds left, tying it at 43.
Held to just three points by a swarming Indians' defense, Erica Brown was fouled on Nashville's next possession and made one free throw with 52 seconds left.
However, Carlyle couldn't respond and after a missed shot, Jordi Harre was fouled and her two free throws with 14.9 seconds remaining put Nashville up 46-43.
Carlyle all-stater and Michigan recruit Paige Rakers then missed what would have been a game-tying 3-pointer with six seconds left.
"The difference was that we started moving more on the offensive end in the second half,'' Nashville coach Wayne Harre said. "The first half we just didn't show up. You can't expect to come in here and beat a good Carlyle team that had just two losses.
"We hit a couple of 3s in the second half, which helped us too. I think Shaye hit one and Jordi did too.''
Nashville barely hit anything in the first half as Carlyle (16-3) dominated on both ends of the court.
With Rakers scoring 10 of her 22 points and Brianna Smith nailing a pair of 3s, Carlyle turned a 6-3 lead into 20-5 cushion late in the second quarter.
But the key was Carlyle's defense, which held Nashville without a field goal for more than 12 minutes.
"We knew we were a better team than what we showed against (Central). We were terrible in that game and we kind of felt like we had something to prove," said Carlyle coach Randy Voss. "We really wanted this one. That's why losing tonight is tough.
"The difference? There were maybe three or four possessions late in the third quarter and early in the fourth when we got nothing and they converted.''
Rakers scored seven points in the third quarter, but the Harre combination scored 10, with Shaye getting six of them as Nashville closed to within 33-26 entering the final period.