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Massillon takes down GlenOak

Varsity vs Washington HS on 12/10/2008
Posted Thursday, December 11, 2008 by Massillon Independent

Massillon takes down GlenOak for third straight

The Independent
Posted Dec 10, 2008 @ 10:14 PM


The Massillon Tiger girls basketball team found a way to beat a tough GlenOak team 43-38 on their homecourt Wednesday night.
While the Golden Eagles held the lead for most of the first half, the Tigers came surging back behind energetic play from Jen McFadden and solid rebounding from Jalene Taylor. The Tigers, holding only a four-point lead with under a minute left in the game, held on to win.
McFadden had 12 points for the Tigers while Taylor added 11 points and 15 rebounds. With the win the Tigers improved to 4-1 this season, while GlenOak was handed its first loss of the season, standing at 3-1.
“I thought we fought hard,” Massillon coach Mark Green said “We really battled in the second half and we ended up outscoring them 21-13.”
GlenOak’s Nancy Osborne led the Golden Eagles with 12 points.
The first quarter was an indication of the kind of tight basketball game that was in store between the two teams. With the Tigers jumping out to an early lead, GlenOak fought its way back. When Osborne made a 3-pointer with a minute left, GlenOak took a 12-11 lead it took into the second quarter.
It was more back and forth basketball in the second quarter. The Eagles and the Tigers exchanged several 3-pointers but at the half, GlenOak stretched its lead to three points at 25-22.
Taylor did everything she could to keep the Tigers in the game, leading Massillon with six points and four rebounds at halftime.
Osborne, Saprese Snead and 6-foot-5 sophomore center Ashley Rininger each had five points at the half.
McFadden’s aggressive play helped the Tigers take the lead in the third quarter. She made a layup early in the quarter, after that it was point for point basketball that found the Tigers up 31-29 entering the final eight minutes.
Natalie Maier hit a three-pointer to score the first points of the fourth quarter, which helped to give the Tigers momentum to close the game. The Tigers went on a 7-0 run to open up a nine-point lead during the middle stretch of the quarter.
“In the first half we played good defense but we gave up too many second and third shots, which killed us,” Green said. “We improved in the second half and that made a big difference.”
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Cappelo 1-3-5; Kinlow 1-0-5; Osborne 4-2-12; Holly 2-2-7; Snead 2-1-5; Rininger 2-3-7. SHOOTING: 13-31 (42 percent) field goals; 11-17 (65 percent) free throws; three 3-pointers.
Seidler 1-1-4; Earl 2-1-5; McFadden 5-2-12; Maier 1-3-6; Taylor 4-3-11; Smer 2-0-5. SHOOTING: 22-37 (59 percent) field goals; 9-18 (50 percent) free throws; four 3-pointers.
GlenOak     12 25 29 38
Massillon     11 22 31 43
Team fouls: GlenOak 15. Massillon 14. Fouled out: none. Rebounds: GlenOak 34-38. Turnovers GlenOak 22-13.
Records: Massillon 4-1. GlenOak 3-1.
Junior varsity: Massillon 50-38.

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