Lady Tiger hoopsters win big
By JON KLEINKNECHT
Inquirer Sports Editor
Junior point guard Ramonda Dorsey scored 20 points — 16 in the first half — as the Lady Tigers crushed visiting Mount Gilead 64–22 in non-conference girls’ hoops play Tuesday night.
The Orange-and-Blue halted a losing streak at three games and improved to 3–4 on the season. The Lady Indians tumble to 0–7.
Galion led from the beginning, holding leads of 17–4 and 37–6 at the end of the first two periods, respectively. Dorsey had a stellar first half, making 7-of-8 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers. She also recorded a couple of steals and dealt out 2 assists.
The locals blistered the visitors 15–5 in the third frame to take a 52–11 advantage into the last stanza.
“That was the most unselfish basketball game I’ve ever seen a high school girls’ team play,” Jen Meyer, Galion’s head coach said. “I’m so proud of all my girls. One of the things I really like about them is they are never satisfied with how they play.”
All 10 Lady Tigers who played reached the scoring column. Peyton Beachy and Bailey Ruhe dropped in 13 points apiece, with the former draining a quartet of 3-pointers. Calli Bauer, Kelly Mann and Shelbie Schramek netted 4 points each, Jordan Kuns and Kayla LaForest contributed 2 tallies apiece, to go along with a free throw apiece from Raven Crawford and Taylor Valentine.
Also, Ruhe contributed 8 rebounds and 4 assists, Dorsey was 9-for-10 shooting, Mann and Schramek each snagged 9 rebounds, and Beachy was a ballhawk on defense registering 6 steals.
Caitlyn Everhart was Mount Gilead’s top point-getter with 6 markers.
Team statistics showed Galion converting 27-of-68 field goal attempts (40 percent), 4-of-13 free throws (31 percent), pulling down 39 rebounds and turning the ball over 20 times.
Mount Gilead was a pathetic 7-for-38 on action shots (18 percent), made 6-of-9 charity tosses (67 percent), grabbed 28 missed shots and turned the ball over 26 times. The foes combined for 17 miscues in the opening quarter.
“We’re showing improvement,” Meyer mentioned. “It’s nice to see everybody contribute.”
Galion rolled to a 39–5 triumph in the junior varsity match-up. Crawford and M’Lynn Gwinner tied for game-high scoring honors with 9 points apiece. The win hikes the Orange-and-Blue’s record to 5–2.
Both Lady Tiger teams are at Upper Sandusky on Saturday for North Central Conference play.