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Lady G-Men blow past Gamble Montessori

MONROE — The Georgetown Lady G-Men looked to begin another deep postseason run Saturday in Monroe, but in order to do so they had to get past a tough Gamble Montessori squad.

The Lady Gators entered the game 12-6 on the season, but a 12-0 run in the middle of the second quarter proved to be the difference in Georgetown’s 59-41 victory.

In the first quarter, the Lady G-Men held an early 6-3 lead thanks to a three-point play from senior Rachel Gibbons. Gamble battled back, however, and pulled ahead 8-6 with 3:38 left in the quarter.

The teams traded blows from there. Georgetown would jump out to a two-point lead, then the Lady Gators would answer and tie the score. the last four points of the quarter were scored at the free-throw line and Georgetown held a 15-13 lead at the end of the period.

Gamble jumped ahead thanks to two quick baskets in the second quarter as the team’s press began to cause problems for the Lady G-Men. After Kassidy Siegla tied the game with a pair of free-throws, the Lady G-Men went on their 12-0 scoring spurt to take a 27-17 lead. The teams would trade baskets for the rest of the quarter, giving Georgetown a 32-23 lead at halftime.

Head coach Bernie Cropper said he switched some things up defensively in the second half, which allowed his team to build a lead.

“They were attacking the rim and beating us off the dribble,” Cropper said. “We went to zone. We don’t play much zone but we packed it in. They weren’t hitting perimeter shots so we wanted to keep them from getting to the rim.”

The Lady G-Men built on that lead in the third quarter. The team shot much better from the free-throw line and increased their lead to as high as 15 points with 3:12 left in the quarter. A basket just before the end of the period cut the team’s lead to 11 points.

In the fourth quarter, the team’s reserves got a chance to take the court, as Georgetown’s lead was insurmountable. The team would end up with an 18 point victory.

Rachel Gibbons led the team in scoring with 14 points, making her one of three Lady G-Men to finish the game in double-digits. Taylor McKinney and Kassidy Seigla each added 12 for the Lady G-Men.

Cropper praised Siegla’s performance from the field and at the free-throw line.

“She played well tonight,” Cropper said. “She was seven of eight from the free-throw line. Made some nice passes and hit some big shots for us. She had a good game.”

It wasn’t just Siegla, however, as Cropper noted there were several players who played key roles in the team’s victory.

“[McKinney] was probably our leading rebounder,” Cropper said. “She really battled those girls inside, they’re a physical team. Gibbons sprained her ankle but came back and hit some big shots. Johnson was able to create some offense for her teammates by penetrating and finding people.”

With the victory, Georgetown will return to Monroe High School on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to take on 13-5 Cincinnati Country Day at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s going to be tough,” Cropper said. “They’re 16-6. They’re big and phyisical. We’re going to have to play better than we did tonight. We were very impatient at times tonight, we have to get better this week in practice.”

Georgetown freshman Kim Seigla leaps in the lane for a two-point shot in the first half of her team’s sectional round game against Gamble Montessori on Saturday.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC_0889-2.jpgGeorgetown freshman Kim Seigla leaps in the lane for a two-point shot in the first half of her team’s sectional round game against Gamble Montessori on Saturday. Garth Shanklin | News Democrat

By Garth Shanklin

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