Sunday, December 9, 2012

Galesburg HS falls behind early, never recovers in loss to Maine South

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.

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