Tough trip on Saturday for the girls' team at Galesburg (Ill.) HS, which visited one of the top 4A teams in the state, Maine South. With two NCAA Division I recruits in the lineup, the Hawks had won nine of their first 10 games coming into this one.
Make it 10 out of 11 now.
Maine South (10-1) took a 10-point lead after the first quarter and maintained that throughout most of the game, beating the Silver Streaks 55-45, the second consecutive loss for Galesburg. It's the first losing streak of the season for the team coached by Evan Massey.
The Streaks (7-3) did force 31 turnovers while only committing 17 themselves, according to The Register-Mail of Galesburg, which is an impressive ratio against such a good opponent. Sharron Diggins led the way with 17 points and Jessica Lieber added 15.
On Thursday, Galesburg returns to play in the Western Big 6 with a trip to United Township. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EST, and here's hoping the Streaks snap that losing skid at two games.