JHS girls overcome deficit, falter late

Published 10:15 pm Monday, January 24, 2011

Jemison’s girls team overcame a sluggish first half Monday and almost pulled out a win.

Holtville won, 20-17.

The game was tied at 2 after one period of play, and Holtville took a commanding 12-3 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Drive by: Shelby Griffin (15) drives for Jemison against Holtville on Monday while teammates Tika Nunn, left, and Kelsey Mims look on.

The visiting Bulldogs led 16-7 going into the final quarter, but the JHS offense awoke.

Shelby Griffin sank two free throws with 2:47 remaining in the game to give Jemison (9-11, 2-4) its first lead, 17-16.

Holtville took the lead right back, though, and then the teams traded nine consecutive turnovers until Caroline Currey banked one in with 15 seconds left on the clock to give the visitors the win.

Jemison got off a 3-pointer that would have tied the game, but it was off the mark.

Griffin led Jemison with eight points, and Shelby Lopez had five points.