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Tigers tumble on the Road

Varsity vs Washington HS on 12/9/2009 6:00:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Gary King

Tiger girls tumble on the road

High school girls basketball roundup

The Independent
Posted Dec 09, 2009 @ 10:23 PM


The Massillon girls basketball team suffered its first setback of the season on Wednesday night, as the Tigers were handed a 69-64 loss at GlenOak.
“I was proud of their effort,” said Massillon coach Mark Green, whose team is now 2-1 heading into a road game Saturday afternoon at St. Thomas Aquinas. “I think we proved something to ourselves, that we can play a good team on the road. Did we win? No, but with a five-point game, it’s just a bounce here or a bounce there. ... I thought we played with a lot of heart and determination.”
Massillon saw a one-point first-quarter lead turn into a 36-28 halftime deficit. A big reason for that was GlenOak’s ability to handle the boards, which helped it to get some quick points.
“We just didn’t get back on defense,” Green said. “They’re extremely athletic and large. They’re big. They had too many people going to the boards and they got some break-away layups to help them create the lead.”
Still, Massillon fought back to take a lead late in the third quarter. But GlenOak gained a one-point edge going into the fourth quarter, which it was able to hold on to for the win.
“We came out and we pressured them,” Green said. “We got some turnovers. We played well to start the third quarter and got back in the game.”
Jaylene Taylor led the Tigers with 21 points on the night.
Alliance 44, Central Catholic 41
Central Catholic’s good first half dissolved in the second half as Alliance rallied for a win on the Crusaders’ home floor on Wednesday night.
Leading 22-16 at halftime, Central Catholic fell behind 34-33 entering the final quarter. The Aviators then outscored the Crusaders 10-8 in the final eight minutes to hold on for the win.
Central Catholic was hurt by some cold shooting on the night. The Crusaders hit just 17-of-57 field goals, just 4-of-10 foul shots and only 3-of-21 3-pointers for the game.
Laurel Thomas led the way for Central Catholic, which falls to 3-2 on the season, with 11 points. Julia Grimsley paced Alliance with a game-high 20 points.
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Thomas 3-2-8, Seidler 2-0-6, Maier 1-1-4, Taylor 8-4-21, Smer 3-0-7, McElroy 4-2-10, Clark 0-1-1, Grizzard 3-1-7. SHOOTING: 24 field goals; 11-19 (59 percent) free throws; 5 3-pointers.
Cappello 1-2-4, Osborne 4-9-20, Seger 2-0-4, Braun 0-2-2, Thomas 8-3-19, Repp 0-2-2, Rininger 5-2-12, Johnson 3-0-6. SHOOTING: 24 field goals; 20-35 (57 percent) free throws; 3 3-pointers.
Massillon 12 28 47 64
GlenOak 11 36 48 69
Total fouls: Massillon 20, GlenOak 17. Fouled out: Maier. Technical fouls: None. Rebounds: GlenOak 28 (Rininger 10).
Records: Massillon 2-1; GlenOak 3-1.
Junior varsity: GlenOak 57-31.

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