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January 10, 2013

Galusha’s 23 spurs Lady ‘Horns to 47-30 win

ENID, Okla. — Megan Galusha couldn’t hit bottom, and the Chisholm Lady Longhorns couldn’t gain a lead Thursday against Perry.

Nine consecutive buckets later, neither was a problem.

Galusha hit her final nine shots — two of them from three — after opening with six misses in seven tries, and the homestanding Lady Longhorns coasted into the Wheat Capital Tournament semifinals, 47-30.

“I realized what the score was, and I was getting mad, so I started playing better and my shots just hit,” said Galusha, who finished with 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting. “(My teammates and coach) just said, ‘Don’t get your head down.’ They encouraged me.”

“She gets it set in her head, and she’s gonna go,” said Chisholm head coach Terry Middleton. “It didn’t surprise us. We kind of go as she goes.”

Chisholm could have gone even better.

The Lady Longhorns were in the double bonus early in both the second and fourth quarters, but failed to use the advantage to widen the gulf between teams, hitting just 6 of 20 free throws.

“(Middleton) kind of got mad,” said Galusha, who hit one of two tries from charity.

“With this group, they’ll do a game or two like this, and then they’ll come back and shoot all right,” Middleton said. “For whatever reason, they’ll have a slump like tonight, then they’ll come back the next night.”

Perry nearly put the game in serious question entering the fourth quarter despite shooting 7-for-26 and 2-for-12 from three in the first half, but senior Emily Brown’s missed three gave Asheley Middleton an open three at the buzzer, and what could have been a two-point game entering the final frame was a 33-25 Chisholm lead.

The Lady Longhorns’ advantage ballooned to 14 after baskets from Galusha, Faith Mirelez and Kammi Gruber to open the final quarter, and never was trimmed to single digits, as Mirelez scored a team-high eight in the fourth to seal the win.

“It’s always good to get that first win out of the way,” Middleton said.

Mirelez scored 11 and Kammi Gruber added four for Chisholm (7-4), which will face 2A No. 3 Fairview (10-1) at 6:30 p.m. in the championship semifinals, one week after the Lady Jackets beat Chisholm 54-21 in the same building.

Megan Drake scored a team-high nine and Karlie Arnold added eight for Perry (3-8), which plays Guymon at 1:10 p.m.

In other first-round girls games:

No. 6 Alva 68, Blackwell 25

Alva never looked back after a 24-9 second quarter outburst, handing Blackwell’s girls their ninth-straight loss to open the season and advancing to the championship semifinals, 68-25.

Freshman Jaden Hobbs led Alva with 21 and sophomore Nicole Ritter added 10 for the youth-led Lady Bugs (9-1, No. 6 in 2A), who face Kingfisher in the championship semifinals at 3:50 p.m. Blackwell (0-9) will play Pioneer at 10:30 a.m.

Kingfisher 52, Pioneer 37

Kortney Meat scored 19, Shalyn Layn added 13 and Kingfisher’s girls basketball team topped Pioneer 52-37 to advance to the championship round’s semifinals.

Pioneer (4-5) was led by Carli Woolsey and Hope Yerian, who each scored eight, but Kingfisher dominated the second and fourth quarters, outscoring the lady Mustangs 31-14 to close each half.

Kingfisher (2-5) will play for a championship chance at 3:50 p.m. against second-seed Alva, and Pioneer will play Blackwell at 10:30 a.m.

No. 3 Fairview 52, Guymon 24

Guymon was shutout in the second quarter and held to four points in the first half as Fairview cruised into the semifinal round, 52-24.

Olivia Mason paced the Lady Jackets (10-1), who led 31-4 at half, with 18, and Payton Van Meter added nine to send Fairview to a semifinal matchup with host Chisholm at 6:30 p.m.

Guymon’s Ashlyn Wadley scored eight points to lead the Lady Tigers (3-7), who play Perry at 1:10 p.m.

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