JGMS Girls Hoopsters Hold Off Diamond Middle School, 38 to 34

Isabelle Suggs battle for the ball with less than a minute to play – Image (c) Jeff Hoyland, 2107 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

By Jeff JHo Hoyland

JGMS stands were packed for the final three minutes – Image (c) Jeff Hoyland, 2017 all rights reserved – Clivk to view larger image

In what could have been a Shakespearean play in four acts, the John Glenn Middle School girl’s basketball team held off Lexington’s Diamond Middle School girls by a score of  38 to 34.

Act I: Thievery and Race Horses – The first half clearly went to JGMS, and Diamond’s girls could not match Bedford’s speed.  Bedford scored half a dozen times on stolen balls, leading to a horse-race to the net. Chief among JGMS scorers were Marina Greany and Allie Zorn.  Top scorer in the first half was Katherine Vaughn with 8 points. Bedford led at the half, 18-13.

Katherine Vaughn dominated the boards and was the higher scorer of the game – Image (c) Jeff Hoyland, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

ACT II: Digging from Beneath – When Diamond Middle School was finally able to stop JGMS’s fast breaks, the John Glenn girls switched to feeding the ball to Katherine Vaughn and Anna Knight. Bedford pushed ahead to a ten-point lead by the end of the 3rd quarter, 29-19.

ACT III: Ships Fire from Long Range – With JGMS dominating the boards, Diamond began a barrage of shots from the outside and drew within two points, 31-29, with 2:16 left in the game.

ACT IV: Battle for the Crown – The crowd became raucous. Anna Knight made some key shots and free throws down the stretch. With 1:29 left in the game Diamond sank a three-point shot and took the lead 33-34.  Katherine Vaughn and Allie Zorn sank key free throws with less than a minute to play to seal the win, 38-34

Allie Zorn leads a fast Break in the first half of JGMS vs Diamond middle basketball – Image (c) Jeff Hoyland, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image
Allie Zorn leads the JGMS Bucs in the post-game congratulations – Image (c) Jeff Hoyland 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 


 

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