First-place Upper Sandusky eases by Lady Tigers
By JON KLEINKNECHT
Inquirer Sports Editor
It was too much Taylor Graboski for the Lady Tigers at the high school Friday night.
Graboski — Upper Sandusky’s 6’1” junior post player — scored 27 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and blocked 4 shots in leading the first place Lady Rams to an easy 54–28 win over the Orange-and-Blue in a North Central Conference pairing.
Upper Sandusky led from start to finish, holding the Orange-and-Blue to seven points or less in three of four quarters.
The Lady Rams — 14–3 overall and 10–0 in the NCC — continually pounded the ball inside to Graboski who had 13 field goals within five feet of the basket.
Galion (6–11, 2–8) struggled from the beginning, turning the ball over six times in the first four-and-a-half minutes. By the end of the opening frame, the hosts found themselves on the short end of a 15–6 score.
Upper Sandusky outscored the locals 12–5 and 19–10 in the middle two periods to cruise into the final stanza with a 25-point advantage, 46–21.
The Orange-and-Blue’s biggest deficit of the outing was 29 points with just under two minutes to play.
The Lady Tigers converted only 18 percent of their field goal attempts, going 10-for-54. The visitors were at 34 percent making 23-of-68 shots. Galion was 5-for-11 on foul shots, and the winners, 6-of-9. The locals turned the ball over 20 times and the visitors a dozen.
Scoring for Galion were: Peyton Beachy, 12 points; Kelly Mann, 5; Calli Bauer, 4; Ramonda Dorsey, 3; Raven Crawford, 2; and Bailey Ruhe, 2;
Upper Sandusky dealt the Galion reserves their sixth loss of the season in 16 games. The final score was 41–25. Kayla LaForest tossed in 6 points to lead the junior Lady Tigers.