She had her throat cleared and was warming up her vocal chords. The proverbial fat lady was getting ready to belt our her tune as the Anacoco Indians trailed by 13 points to Rosepine in the third period.
But it became apparent Anacoco wasn't quite ready to hear her sing.
The Indians (14-7) closed their Friday night game at the H-Town Holiday Jam with a 29-8 run, overcoming the double-digit deficit to knock off the Eagles (9-4), 49-41.
Rosepine (9-4) took the opening lead of the game as Julius Jackson drained a quick shot. However, Anacoco used a 6-0 run to take a four-point lead, getting four points from Colbie Christ, along with a bucket from sophomore center Matt Moss.
The Eagles responded with a 7-0 surge, getting a three from Jackson, along with a bucket each from Brandon Maxile and Andrew Burns to take a 9-6 advantage.
Another bucket from Christ got the Indians to within one, but Maxile answered to push the Rosepine advantage back to three points.
Christ scored again for Anacoco, but a basket from Jackson late in the first period gave the Eagles a 13-10 advantage entering the second quarter.
Rosepine began to pull away from Anacoco in the frame before intermission, building an 11-point lead as Jackson and Maxile combined for 13 points in the period, while Chase Blankenbaker connected on a three-pointer as the Eagles went into the locker room with a 31-20 cushion.
A quick bucket out of the gates in the second half from Maxile allowed the Eagles to take a 33-20 lead, seemingly in control.
But in the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend!"
Anacoco closed out the third period on a 13-6 surge, getting six points from Moss, along with a three-point play from Robby Price, to claw to within six entering the fourth, 39-33.
The Indians closed to within four thanks to a jumper from Chris Lenahan to open the fourth period. A little later, freshman John Reese knocked down a three-pointer to trim the gap to one, 39-38.
The run continued for the Indians as a mid-range jumper from Trent Cole gave Anacoco the lead, 40-39. About a minute later, Reese drained another three-pointer to give the Indians a 43-39 lead.
Maxile hit a pair of free throws a little later to get the Eagles to within two, but Rosepine didn't score again, allowing the Indians to seal the game down the stretch with a short jumper from Moss and four free throws from Cole.
Moss paced Anacoco with 14 points, while Christ and Cole added nine and eight points, respectively. Reese chipped in with six points, all in the fourth quarter.
Maxile and Jackson were the only players in double figures for the Eagles, scoring 17 and 13 points, respectively.
The Indians took on Pickering in the tournament semifinals on Saturday.