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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Streaks Crush Charleston

In one of our most impressive outings of the year, the Streaks pounded Charleston. The Streaks forced 30+ turnovers on their way to a 30 plus lead in the early fourth quarter. This is the story from the Charleston newspaper....

Moving on to the evening game, a comeback wasn’t inevitable, but too far out of reach.
A basket by Mitzi Terry had the score tied at six, but turnovers allowed Galesburg to go on an 11-0 run.
In a game that featured a season high 36 turnovers for Charleston, the Lady Trojans had 25 turnovers just in the first half.
“Honestly, we have nothing to simulate that kind of pressure in practice,” said Miller. “You do with what you can, but we also made a lot of turnovers that were our fault.”

Charleston finished the quarter on an 8-0 run to trail by eight, and after a basket by Erin Story off a Galesburg turnover, the score was 24-18 in favor of the Silver Streaks.
Turnovers once again hurt the Lady Trojans. Three straight turnovers led to baskets by three different Galesburg players to go back up by 13-points.
The transition remained key for Galesburg’s success.
All four baskets by Silver Streak’s second leading scorer, Sharron Diggins, were off of transition baskets, as well as two treys coming from Casey Williams and Mangeiri.
Five points followed by Jessica Lieber completed an 11-0 run to end a second quarter in which Galesburg out scored Charleston 25-13.
Charleston trailed 49-29 at the half.
Lieber finished with a game high 18 points, and 8 assists. Diggins finished with 14 points and four steals.
“Those two are outstanding ball players,” said Miller. “I have no one that can keep up with them. That’s the problem of an inexperienced ball club. We play Eisenhower at four, and we’ll go back at it, and be ready to play.”

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