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February 25, 2014

Grove spoils Tigerettes' senior night

PRYOR, OK — The Pryor girls put out their best effort of the season to win for their two seniors Monday, but fell just short in a 42-35 loss to Grove on senior night at the Burdick Center.

"The way our season has gone, it would have been really easy for our girls to throw in the towel," PHS head coach Kim Barth said. "They never gave up, never quit. I'm proud of them for sticking it out right to the end."

Pryor, still winless on the season, will face elimination against Class 5A No. 2 East Central in a regional first-round game Thursday at East Central.

The Tigerettes jumped out to a 7-2 lead on Grove midway through the first quarter behind a buckets from seniors Ofy Chavoya and Amanda Green.

Grove went on several runs in the game, the largest being a 14-0 spurt in the first half, but Pryor responded each time. The Tigerettes closed the gap to one (17-16) heading to halftime.

The Lady Ridgerunners scored the first eight points of the second half and led 30-20 before a 7-0 Pryor spurt to close the deficit again. Grove led 37-32 midway through the fourth quarter before Ridgerunner Emilee Iverson and Tigerette Sammy Gordon traded 3-pointers.

Grove's Libby Morris scored the last points of the game with just over three minutes to play.

Gordon, who had started every game for the Tigerettes, scored 10 points to lead Pryor off the bench. Green started in Gordon's place and scored three points in her final home game.

Chavoya scored seven points and collected eight rebounds. Freshman Hunter Gilstrap scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds for Pryor.

Iverson led Grove with 12 points, and Morris and Paige Miller each scored 10.

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