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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Streaks with Nice Win over IVC

Galesburg defeated IVC 69-49 at Thiel Gym.

The following is the story from the Register-Mail by Matt Wheaton....


The Galesburg High School girls basketball team couldn’t get things going in the first half in its game against Illinois Valley Central, but the Silver Streaks were able to notch a 69-49 win over the Grey Ghosts on Monday night at John Thiel Gymnasium.
Galesburg (13-6) went 7-for-33 from the field in the first half (21 percent), scoring 23 points. However, the Silver Streaks shot 12-for-34 from the field in the second half (35 percent), scoring 46 points.
“I thought we missed shots and didn’t react to it well,” Silver Streaks coach Evan Massey said about Galesburg’s performance in the first half. “Early on, we got shots we wanted to get, but we weren’t making them.”


“I thought we played great,” said Grey Ghosts coach Marc Lowe, who is in his first season as IVC’s coach. “They made free throws down the stretch. Good teams like that make free throws at the end. We couldn’t finish at the bucket, but our effort was great.
“I think our kids understand that when we stick with the game plan we can hang with anyone,” he added. “We are real young. Galesburg has a veteran club. They play well together. They know who to look for down the stretch.”
The Streaks went 9-for-10 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. Galesburg shot 61 percent (19-for-31) from the free throw line in the game.
The Streaks held a 23-21 lead at the half.
Jessica Lieber finished with a game high 28 points — 14 in the third quarter. The 5-foot-3 senior guard got the Galesburg offense going after the intermission. Lieber drained two straight 3-pointers to open up the third.
“I was just really determined to step it up for my team,” Lieber said about her play in the third. “I knew if I stepped it up the rest of the team would because we play as a team.”
“The second half for us, the first three minutes Jessica Lieber set the tone offensively and Rainee Sibley set the tone defensively,” Massey said.
The Streaks outscored the Ghosts 24-15 in the third and 22-13 in the fourth quarter.
IVC (6-11) shot 26 percent from the field in the first half (5-for-19) and went 12-for-31 from the field in the second half (38 percent).
Galesburg’s ability to hit shots from beyond the arc and create turnovers was a big difference in the contest.
The Streaks went 12-for-49 from 3-point range and IVC nailed only two shots from beyond the arc. The Ghosts only shot eight times from 3-point territory.
Galesburg forced IVC into committing 31 turnovers, while the Streaks had only 12.
Hallie Shirley led the Ghosts in scoring with 18 points and Erica Larson added 13 points for IVC.
Lieber was the only Galesburg player in double figures.
Sophomores
The Galesburg High School girls sophomore basketball team held a 48-26 lead over IVC at the half and went on to a 81-45 victory over the Grey Ghosts.
Shayli Florine led the Streaksin scoring with 18 points. Madison Ross had 11 points and Kailyn Boydstun chipped in 10 points for Galesburg.
Katelyn Heinz led IVC with 14 points and Madi Horack had 11.

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