GALION — Friday night provided the community with a “Battle of Galion: Part Two” as the Lady Knights of Northmor came to Galion High School to meet up with the Lady Tigers in non-conference play.
After the fist quarter of play, Galion found itself in familiar territory, down 13-9 to the Lady Knights. The Lady Tigers turned up the intensity a bit in the second quarter and would outscore Northmor 11-7 to send the teams into their locker rooms all tied up at 20 points apiece. After the intermission, Galion would put up 11 pints in the third as Northmor mustered just nine. The fourth quarter began 31-29 in favor of Galion, and it took all 32 minutes to decide the victor, but in the end Northmor held on for a 42-39 victory as Lauren Huggins three-point attempt at the buzzer hit off of the front of the rim.
“The shot looked good from where I was standing,” says Northmor head coach Daryl Uhde. “I thought that we were headed into another overtime game, just like the Elgin game,” he finished.
The Lady Knights improve to 4-3 overall this year and the Lady Tigers drop to 1-8 on the season.
Northmor’s Maddie Swihart led all scorers for the contest with 15 points. Swihart also grabbed eight rebounds, an assist, a block and had a steal. Christiana Boggs added nine points in the win to go with three rebounds and three steals.
Dani Schieber lead the way in Galion’s push for a victory, scoring 10 points on the night. Natalie Rodriguez put forth a scrappy performance against Northmor, scoring eight points, grabbing five rebounds and recording two steals.
Galion will play again on Tuesday Dec.27 when they travel to Shelby to meet up with the Lady Whippets. On Friday Dec.30, they will be on the road again in non-league play against the Mount Gilead Lady Indians.
Northmor will be at home on Thursday Dec.29 against the Pleasant Lady Spartans in non-league play. The Lady Knights will also be in action on Friday Dec.3o when they travel to Liberty Center to meet up with the Lady Tigers.
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