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7th grade girls update
November 14, 2012Hallsville High School
from Coach Josh Lancaster
Last night we participated in the semi-finals of the 7th grade Southern Boone Tournament against the North Callaway Thunderbirds. We'd played the Thunderbirds about a week and a half ago and came out on the losing end by 12-13 pts. Last night we had an exciting game that came right down to the wire that unfortunately resulted in a 28-24 loss.
The first quarter was back and forth for most of it until North Call. took control into the 2nd quarter. We chipped away at their lead closing the gap to 13-10 before they scored 2 baskets in the last 20 sec. including at the buzzer to take a 17-10 lead into halftime. We continued chipping away at their lead outscoring them 4-3 in the 3rd to close the gap to 20-14 going into the 4th.
They scored 2 baskets in the first minute of the 4th qtr. to take a 10 pt. lead, but we slowly chipped away at that lead over the last 5 minutes and the game was 26-24 when we had a steal and layup for a chance at a tie with 12 seconds left. Unfortunately the layup wouldn't go down for us; we fouled, they made 1 out of 2 fts to take a 3 pt lead; we missed another layup w/ 5 seconds left, fouled again where they made 1 out of 2 to take a 4 pt lead and the 28-24 victory.
The girls continued to fight and battle last night and am very proud of their non-stop effort. Despite the loss, it's the best game we've played all season and it's great to see the girls progressing and getting better each and every time they step on the court. They seem to have a new attitude and new confidence that wasn't there when we started practicing and I love seeing them fight, scrap, and never give up.
We play in the 3rd place game of the 7th Grade Southern Boone Tournament on Thursday night at 5:00 pm at Southern Boone Middle school. Thanks to everyone who showed up and we appreciate everyone's support this season!