The game did not start well for the Guthrie Lady Jays basketball team and it did not end well either when they hosted Deer Creek, Friday evening, for Homecoming.
Guthrie dominated the first half by outscoring Deer Creek 33-24, but the 9th ranked Lady Antlers turned the tables in the second half by outscoring Guthrie 24-12 for the 48-45 win. Guthrie’s three game win streak ends and is 7-4 overall and 3-2 in the Suburban Conference. Deer Creek improves to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the conference. For the latest conference standings, scores, and rankings click here.
Listen below to head coach Terry Carris post game radio interview.
Senior forward Allyson Chadd scored the games first bucket just 23 seconds into the game, but fell to the hardwood after the shot with a knee injury. Despite the pain, Chadd returned to the game just before the half and played a portion of the third quarter, but was obviously hobbled with the injury.
Deer Creek quickly took the nine-point Guthrie halftime lead and made it just a three-point game at the end of third quarter 37-34.
Guthrie surrendered the lead for the first time with 4:04 left in the game, but on the following possession senior Jill Davis, who was named Homecoming Queen, drilled a three-point shot to give her team the lead back at 43-42, but an Antler basket 30 seconds later gave them the lead for good.
The Lady Jays still had two opportunities down the stretch to tie the game with under 12 seconds to play, but were unable to find a good look at the basket.
Lady Jays guard Melinda Murillo paced the Lady Jays with a season high 14 points and was named the Farmers and Merchants Bank Player of the Game.
Guthrie Scoring: Melinda Murillo 14, Jill Davis 8, Mikaela Murillo 7, Ashley Shields 6, Gracynn Smith 6, Allyson Chadd 2, Macey Brown 2
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