Highland, MG girls fall in non-conference games


By Rob Hamilton

roberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.com

A late rally by Lakewood doomed Highland’s girls to a 37-33 loss at home Thursday night.

The Scots took an 8-5 lead after the opening period and duplicated that performance in leading 16-10 at the half. They still held a 26-21 lead going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 16-7 over those eight minutes to drop a four-point decision.

Savannah Fitzpatrick scored nine points to lead Highland.

Mount Gilead Indians

Mount Gilead couldn’t hold onto a first-half lead in falling to visiting Ridgedale on Thursday night by a 68-63 margin.

MG jumped out to a 19-8 lead in the first quarter and increased it to a 39-23 margin by halftime. However, they were outscored 20-9 in the third quarter, as the Rockets closed within a 48-43 score. Ridgedale then took the fourth by a 25-15 score to wind up on top in the non-league contest.

Madison Fitzpatrick scored 22 to lead the Indians, while Holly Gompf connected on four three-pointers in scoring 18.

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