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Late rally not enough for Tigers in loss to Shawnee

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Springfield Shawnee edged host West Liberty-Salem for a 53-50 win Monday in non-league girls basketball action.

The win bumps the Braves to 2-7 on the season, while the Tigers slip to 3-5.

WL-Salem got off to a slow start as Shawnee led 16-8 after the first quarter.

The Tigers clawed their way back in the second quarter and outscored the Braves 17-12, but still trailed 28-25 at the break.

Springfield Shawnee pulled away in the third quarter with a 17-9 run. That gave the Braves a 45-34 advantage.

The Tigers charged back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Shawnee 16-8. However, the Braves were able to hold on down the stretch.

Melany Ward sparked the Tigers on offense with a game-high 19 points, while Maria Daulton tallied 12 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers won the junior varsity game 34-33, with Ashley Holleron and Mia Walters each scoring eight points.

SPRING. SHAWNEE 53 WL-SALEM 50

SPRING. SHAWNEE (2-7)

Murnahan 3 0-0 6; Drokill 4 1-2 9; Garberich 4 0-0 8; Miller 1 0-0 2; Spitzer 5 2-2 12; Gregory 5 2-3 12; Walton 2 0-0 4. Totals: 24 5-7 53.

WL-SALEM (3-5)

Daulton 3 6-10 12; Ward 8 2-3 19; Shoemaker 0 1-2 1; Cox 3 0-0 7; Day 1 0-0 2; Etgen 0 0-2 0; Godwin 2 0-0 4; Eggleston 2 1-1 5. Totals: 19 10-18 50.

Braves    16    12    17    8      —     53

Tigers    8    17    9    16    —    50

Three pointers: WL-Salem 2 (Ward, Cox). Rebounds: WL-Salem 22 (Daulton 6). Assists: WL-Salem 7. Steals: WL-Salem 16 (Ward 4, Eggleston 4, Godwin 4). Turnovers: Spring. Shawnee 27; WL-Salem 20. Team fouls: Spring. Shawnee 15; WL-Salem 11.

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