Leopards Nipped By Polar Bears on the Road 38-35 – Girls Basketball

Maggie Galentine Louisville Leopards Girls Basketball Vs. Lake Blue Streaks 2018

Jackson 38, Louisville 35

My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdThe Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball Team fell in a close contest against the host Jackson Polar Bears 38-35 Saturday Afternoon at Jackson High School. With the loss, Louisville falls to 4-7 on the year.

Maggie Galentine hit all three of the Leopards 3 pointers and scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the first half to lead Louisville. Sherilynn Mullett also scored 7 points and Paige Cole added 6 for LHS.

The Polar Bears jumped out to a 17-9 lead at the end of the first, but the Leopards rallied to cut the deficit to 24-20 by halftime. Louisville’s best quarter was the third when they outscored Jackson 12-7 to take a 32-31 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Polar Bears would dominate the final period as they held the Leopards the only a single field goal in the final eight minutes. Louisville trailed just 36-35 and had possession with 20 seconds remaining, but they were unable to connect to take the lead. On the other end, Alayna McMullen tacked on a pair of free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining to clinch the victory for Jackson.

The Polar Bears were led by Dretke who scored 8 of her team-high 12 points in the first half. Stran also scored 9 and McMullen tallied 7.

The Leopards have now lost their last 5 games against the Polar Bears, all of which were played at Jackson. Louisville now trails the all-time series 15-23, which includes a 5-17 mark at JHS.


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UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Dublin Scioto Fighting Irish on Thursday, December 27. JV will begin at 1:00 PM and Varsity will follow at 2:30 PM.

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Varsity Statistics

POLAR BEARS 38, LEOPARDS 35

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 9-11-12-3–35

Jackson 17-7-7-7–38

LEOPARDS: Galentine 6 1-1 16, Mullett 2 3-8 7, Cole 2 1-2 6, Hahn 2 0-0 4, Bast 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 12 5-11 35.

3-Pointers (3): Galentine 3

Team FT: 5-11 45%

POLAR BEARS: Dretke 5 2-2 12, Stran 3 2-3 9, McMullen 2 2-2 7, Diese 2 0-0 6, Hawke 2 0-0 4, Redpath 0 2-4 2. TOTAL 14 8-11 38.

3-Pointers (4): Diese, McMullen, Stran

Team FT: 8-11 73%

 

Fouls: Louisville 11-10

Records: Louisville 4-7

JV: Jackson 36, Louisville 34, OT

JV Statistics

POLAR BEARS 36, LEOPARDS 34, OT

Team 1-2-3-4-OT–TOTAL

Louisville 8-7-8-11-0–34

Jackson 5-8-17-4-2–36

LEOPARDS: Adelman 4 6-8 14, Loy 6 0-0 12, Joseph 2 1-2 6, Dyer 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 13 7-10 34.

3-Pointers (1): Joseph

Team FT: 7-10 70%

POLAR BEARS: Hofner 5 0-2 12, Chandler 3 0-0 6, Skakun 2 1-2 6, Hartnett 1 0-2 3, Ignahcio 1 0-0 3, Stokes 1 0-0 2, Trammell 1 0-0 2, Umlauf 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 14 1-6 36.

3-Pointers (5): Hofner 2, Hartnett, Ignahcio, Skakun

Team FT: 1-6 16%

 

Fouls: 14-11 Jackson

Records: Louisville 9-2

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