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Grant Union girls blaze for comeback in Nyssa

The Lady Prospectors win two after fall at Nyssa tourney.
Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on December 27, 2017 2:52PM

The Grant Union Lady Prospectors huddle with their coach during a timeout in the game against Burns earlier in the season.

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The Grant Union Lady Prospectors huddle with their coach during a timeout in the game against Burns earlier in the season.

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The 2A Grant Union Prospector girls showed resilience after a 47-36 loss to the 4A La Grande Tigers Thursday at the Dec. 21-23 Nyssa Christmas Tournament, bouncing back for two wins.

The Lady Prospectors blasted the 1A Harper Hornets 91-17 on Friday and followed up with a 44-39 victory over the 1A Adrian Antelopes on Saturday.

Grant Union head coach Casey Hallgarth said he didn’t see a single let-down from his team against Harper.

“We came out to play and hit our shots right from the start,” he said. “I am very proud of our team for staying consistent, and everyone got a lot of valuable minutes.”

In a close contest with the Antelopes, Grant Union trailed in the first quarter, 17-14 and were behind 23-22 going into the half.

The Lady Pros sprang out on fire for the third, outshooting the Antelopes 10-2, moving forward for the win.

Hallgarth said the Antelopes were a well-coached and disciplined team; seven of Adrian’s players scored in the game.

“I also thought our team made some great adjustments when we had to play man-to-man most of the game,” he said. I’m very proud of the way we are playing and coming together.”

Prospector Madi McKrola hit her stride offensively in Saturday’s game against Adrian, leading the Grant Union girls with 19 points.

Five other Prospectors contributed points for the win, including Kaylee Wright with 10, Hailie Wright six (two three-point shots), Mariah Wright four, Trinity Hutchison four and Whitney McClellan with one.

Grant Union varsity teams host Prairie City varsity on Thursday, Dec. 28, with the girls playing at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Grant Union is on the road for two games next week.

The girls face Weston-McEwen in Athena at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. and Lakeview on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by the boys at 5:30 p.m.



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