Tiger Ladies sink Pirate Gals
BY JEREMY BURKHART
CARDINGTON—Galion’s girls basketball team played one of their most complete games of the season while throttling host Cardington 78–33 in non-conference action Thursday night.
The 78 points scored by the Lady Tigers is the most scored by the team under second year head coach Jen Meyer and, according to Meyer, is the most the team has scored in a long time.
Things were pretty close at the start of the game with the locals holding a 16–9 lead over the Lady Pirates after the first period.
During the second quarter Galion pushed its advantage over Cardington out to 36–20.
Meyer praised her team for being very unselfish during the game and pointed this out as one of the reasons they were successful during the game.
“They made sure everyone scored and went for the best shot, instead of just shooting the ball just to shoot,” Meyer said.
In the second half is when the floodgates opened for the Lady Tigers as they outscored the Lady Pirates 42–13 over the last two stanzas.
The biggest push for Galion came during the fourth quarter when it tossed in 25 points while holding Cardington to just four.
Meyer said the first half for both teams was kind of like watching paint dry. then in the second half the orange-and-blue switched things up defensively.
“In the first half we pressed and then in the second half we took the press off,” Meyer said. “We then started creating turnovers at half court.”
Another pair of big milestones for the Lady Tigers during the game was having four girls in double figures and having every girl on the team score.
Peyton Beachy lead the Galion offense, scoring 22 points and knocking down 6 three-pointers. Ramonda Dorsey tossed in 13 markers and Bailey Ruhe racked up 12.
The Lady Tigers also got a big contribution from Kelly Mann, who recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and dishing out 10 assists.
Also contributing to the cause for the orange-and-blue was Raven Crawford and Calli Bauer who both tossed in six markers.
Meyer said the squad is becoming a well-rounded team.
“Which is something Galion hasn’t seen in a while,” Meyer said while pointing out the team still has work to do. “In some games we compete during the first half and die in the second. I think it’s a mental thing.”
Meyer added that for her team to keep its momentum going, players need to stop worrying about the name of their opponent’s jersey and focus on themselves.