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Lady Huskies battle but falls late to BG

By Dom Reed

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County Lady Huskies basketball team hosted the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders from Altoona, Monday in the MIfflin County home opener.

The Huskies battled hard but fell 54-45.

Amelia Leister  opened the game up with a lay up for two points that would be the norm the rest of the game.

Leister had an outstanding game putting up 22 points.

It was a battle the who game between the Huskies and the Marauders tough, hard, gritty basketball you could tell throughout the game both teams wanted to do there best and play well.It was all tied up 12-12 at the end of the first period.

The Lady Huskies played extremely well on defense in the first period holding Bishop Guilfoyle to twelve points.

Also, the Lady Marauders matched up well against the Huskies playing well defensively as well.

Bishop Guilfoyle can be happy that they won but they failed to contain Leister allowing her to put up 22. MThe Marauders had to feel at least alright not allowing Leister to knock down any three’s in the game.

Jalee Bodtorf shot well today kocking down two three-point shots the first three came when the Huskies needed it the most in the second period tying things up at 25-25.

Bodtorf would repeat again but it would have a different feeling the Huskies would grab the lead making it 28-27.

Mifflin County would trail at the half 28-29.

Rylee Retherford had a great defensive effort in the game the Senior was all around the court making big plays.

The freshman guard Maurie Querry was at her best playing well on both sides of the floor Querry made it very difficult for Mifflin County to make a comeback late and to generate good offense throughout the game.

Querry led the team in points putting up 17 despite Querry’s success the Huskies limited her from going crazy from the three point line while only giving up one three point shot in the game from her  that would prove to be the only three pointer made in the game for the Marauders.

The key moments in the game were the foul shots Bishop Guilfoyle went 11/16 at the foul line.

Mifflin County went 7-17 for the game would get away from the Huskies in the third quarter after two missed chances of scoring.

The Marauders would take a 40-37 lead and would never look back beating Mifflin County at home 54-45.

“Defensively, we really have to eliminate  penetration that was key early and that got them some easy buckets inside and defensive rebounds. We got to secure them so they don’t get second chances,” said Mifflin County coach Aaron Gingrich. However,  I thought in the third we battled back and put ourselves in the position to win.

When asked about missing foul shots, Gingrich focused on that point of the game as well.

“We missed some key foul shots and really struggled to get open looks down the stretch against there aggressive defense but we are a young inexperienced team and by inexperience.  I mean at the minutes of varsity returning and the varsity experience,” said Gingrich. “We have returning and the position we are putting players that they have never played before out in necessities so we are going to keep getting better each game and we will fight in practice tomorrow with more intensity to improve down the stretch.”

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