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Geneseo starts fast in 3A regional-opening victory


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 10:14 pm
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DUNLAP -- The Geneseo girls' basketball team started fast on Monday night.

After the quick start, the Maple Leafs simply survived.

The fourth-seeded Maple Leafs built a comfortable first-half lead before struggling down the stretch. Despite the ending, Geneseo did earn a 39-29 win over fifth-seeded Chillicothe IVC in the Class 3A Dunlap Regional quarterfinal.

"We played a great first half," Geneseo senior guard Emily Ford said. "Then we let them eat away at the lead. We'll just focus on (today) and see what happens."

Geneseo built a 27-9 lead in the second quarter on the strength of solid shooting, rebounding and defense. IVC scored just four second-quarter points.

The Maple Leafs (14-15) then struggled to score in second half, finishing with 12 total points as the Grey Ghosts tallied 20.

"Post presence and rebounding wasn't there," Geneseo coach Scott Hardison said. "We are a very good rebounding team. We did not do that in the second half. That's what hurt us."

Still, the start was enough for the Maple Leafs to advance into tonight's regional semifinal against top-seeded Galesburg at 6.

It will be the fifth consecutive season Geneseo will meet the Silver Streaks in postseason.

"We like to play them. We have a ton of respect for Galesburg," Hardison said. "We're ready to play Galesburg."

Molly DeBrock led the Maple Leafs with a game-high 13 points, Ford scored 10 and Darci Dietrich added eight.

Geneseo shot 29.3 percent (12 of 41) from the field, but held the Grey Ghosts to a 20.8-percent shooting clip.

"Antyime you get a win, it's a good thing," Ford said. "We have nothing to lose (against Galesburg). We're going to give it all we have and hopefully come out with a win."

















 




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