Steve Mittereder's debut as Geibel Catholic girls coach went down to the wire Friday night with Bentworth securing a 31-30 victory in the Falcons Tip-Off Tournament on Savannah Adams' late free throw.
Adams hit the second of a two-shot foul with just 16 seconds remaining in the game for the deciding point.
Geibel led 6-4 after the first period, but Bentworth surged into a 13-8 halftime lead. The Lady Gators outscored Bentworth in the second half, 22-18.
Adams led the Lady Bearcats with 10 points. Olivia Barnhart scored 10 points for the Lady Gators.
Falcons Tip-Off Tournament
Bentworth 4-9-8-10 -- 31
Geibel Catholic 6-2-11-11-- 30
Bentworth: Savannah Adams 10. Geibel Catholic: Olivia Barnhart 10. Records: Bentworth (1-0), Geibel Catholic (0-1).