November 15, 2006 Edition

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Hoxie girls sweep Harrisburg

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs opened the 2006-2007 basketball season by sweeping three games from the Harrisburg Lady Hornets on Nov. 9 at Hoxie.

In senior girls action, the Lady Mustangs took an early 14-8 lead over the Lady Hornets. Hoxie dominated the second quarter and led 27-8 at halftime.

Hoxie held the Lady Hornets at bay in the second half, leading 40-20 after three quarters, en route to the 52-31 win.

For Hoxie, Jessica Anglin had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Jessica Barber added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

In junior girls action, Hoxie jumped ahead of Harrisburg 8-4 at the close of the first quarter. The junior Lady Hornets slipped up on the Lady Mustangs in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14 at halftime.

The Lady Mustangs regained the lead at 22-19 at the end of the third quarter. Harrisburg did not give in, as they tied the game 35-35 to send the game into overtime.

In the overtime period, Hoxie's Amy Galbreath hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left to win the game for the junior Lady Mustangs 41-40.

Galbreath led Hoxie with 17 points, and Alyssa McConnell added eight points.

In seventh grade girls action, Harrisburg led 4-2 at the close of the first quarter. As the teams took a halftime break, the Lady Mustangs had gained a 7-6 lead over the Lady Hornets.

Hoxie continued to gain momentum in the second half, taking a 16-7 lead after three quarters, on their way to posting a 22-13 win.

Hoxie was led by Ashlyn Abbott with eight points and Hali Pratt with five points.

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