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ELC rally falls short in OT loss

January 15, 2018
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

STORM LAKE - The Estherville Lincoln Central girls had their good chance at a second victory against Storm Lake on Friday.

After battling back from 23-10 first-quarter deficit, ELC rallied in the second half with two free throws by Morgan White finally tying the game at 69-69 in regulation.

However after taking an early 74-71 lead in overtime, Storm Lake came back to win 85-80.

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Josie Condon

"We dug ourselves a hole and it was an uphill battle," said ELC coach Don Martindale. "Once we got going, we did some nice things."

ELC made a dent on the early deficit in the second quarter with Josie Condon scoring 10 of her 21 points in that period. ELC trailed 31-26 at halftime.

ELC kept its run going, tying the game at 31-31 and taking their first lead on a basket by Morgan White at 39-37. But Storm Lake rallied and still had its five-point lead, 47-42, to start the fourth quarter.

ELC kept fighting in the final period, finally tying the game at 63-63 on two free throws by Jadynn Moore. The game was tied against at 65-65, and 67-67 in the final minute.

After White's two free throws tied the game at 69-69, a Storm Lake turnover gave ELC the final chance, but the Midgets didn't get a shot off in time.

In the extra period. Condon scored first for ELC and then White, who scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and overtime, converted a three-point play to put ELC up 74-71.

However Storm Lake responded with a 13-0 run until Condon and Kendall Evans each hit a late 3-pointer for the final score.

Evans and Lindsey Jensen both finished with nine points while Moore had six and Maggie White had three.



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