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Lady Cardinals Work Overtime to Defeat Bears
January 14, 2013Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
Thursday evening had the Lady Cardinals taking to the road for a pivotal TAAC encounter with the Lady Bears of Gibsonburg. Both teams entered the contest with identical records and an opportunity to move up in the league standings. All did not start well for the Lady Cardinals, as they struggled handling the basketball and found themselves down 10-8 after one quarter. The second quarter saw much of the same as both teams had difficulty finding their offensive stride. The teams entered the break with the Lady Bears holding a 16-15 advantage. The second half had the Lady Cardinals staring at a deficit the entire third quarter. Still having difficulty controlling the basketball and knocking down shots, the Lady Cardinals found themselves down 26-23 at the close of three quarters.
The final quarter provided great drama for the Lady Cardinals as they tried to battle back. Finding themselves down by 5 points with about 2 minutes remaining the Lady Cardinals found a way to climb back in. Turning to full court pressure and better decisions the Lady Cardinals erased the deficit and found themselves with the basketball and the score tied with less than a minute to play. The Lady Cardinals final attempt rolled off the rim and both teams deadlocked at 37. The overtime had the Lady Cardinals playing their best basketball of the evening, outscoring the Lady Bears 11-4 to cap a 48-41 victory. Freshman Kali Hardy played the best game of her young career, knocking down crucial shots, including two 3 pointers to lead her team with 14 points. Sophomore Cecelia Gozdowski provided a huge double-double pulling in 21 rebounds and scoring 12 points. Senior Abby Mass added 9 points and converted on 4 of 4 crucial free throws in overtime. Junior Caty Rieker chipped in 9 points and Freshman Maggie Merren rounded out the balance attack with 4 points. The Lady Cardinals find themselves 6-6 overall and 4-3 in the TAAC.