The losing streak continues for the Galion girls basketball team after suffering a 57-32 home loss to Marion Harding in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action Friday night.
The Lady Tigers made just six shots in the first half of the game and five free throws before heading into the locker room with 41-16 deficit.
Galion tied the second half at 16 points, but it was not enough to surpass Marion Harding.
“We made better decisions in the second half,” Galion head girls basketball coach Nick Vukovich said. “I thought we did well in the first quarter for about half that quarter. And then the second quarter we didn’t do it all.”
The Lady Presidents (3-6, 1-4 MOAC) made 20 shots that evening and 11 of 14 free throws, while the Tigers had nine shots and 14 of 25 free throws that evening.
“The kids came out and played really hard to start,” Marion Harding head girls basketball Evan Geyer said. “It’s when the ball goes in early.”
Jamie Ehrman led Galion with eight points, while Taylor Valentine added seven points including a 3-pointer.
“I think they’re improving from the team last year,” Geyer said. “I like that No. 5 (Ehrman) and No. 14 Valentine… We knew we had a game plan for them because that’s who they look to offensively.”
Marion Harding senior Fallyn Stephens had a solid night leading all scorers with 25 points. Abbi Jackson and Jordan Lewis added six points each.
Additionally, The Galion junior varsity team was defeated by Marion Harding 31-16.
Galion (3-5, 0-5) will travel to play conference foe Jonathan Alder on Dec. 22.
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