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Lady Huskies end final Home game with win

LEWISTOWN – Going out in style.
The Mifflin County girls basketball team had a season to remember as it battled for the Mid-Penn title for most of the season and are looking at one of the top seeds in the upcoming District 6 post season.
So in their last home games of the season, the Lady Huskies put on yet another strong effort against Hollidaysburg.
Despite a late Hollidaysburg run, the Mifflin County girls were able to pull things out late, winning 56-44.
Leading the way for the Huskies once again was captain Eleana Eckley who posted a game-high 23 points.
Morgan Wagoner had a strong performance herself, finishing with a double-double. The team’s Center posted 12 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.
McKenna Hurd led the Tigers in scoring, posting a 16-point effort.
Teammate Theresa Gildea was deadly from downtown and finished 14 points.
Going into the final stanza, the Lady Huskies held a 50-40 advantage.
Wagoner hit the first shot of the period, putting the Home team up by 12.
But the Tigers started to chip into the Mifflin County lead.
Gildea hit a triple, cutting the lead to nine.
After a bucket by Eckley, Gildea went right to the three once again and hit nothing but net, cutting things even closer at 44-36.
The trey caused Mifflin County to call a time out to regroup and set a plan of action.
However, a bucket by Hurd slimmed the lead down once again, making it 44-38 with 3:48 left.
But good players show up at crunch time and that is just what Eckley and Wagoner did as they were able to regain the lost points.
On consecutive trips down court, Eckley went to the heart of the Lady Tigers’ defense and went to the line and went a perfect 4-for-4, extending back the lead to 10.
Again, Gildea was deadly behind the triple line, posting her ninth point of the period.
After a Mifflin County turnover, Allison Hileman hit one of two from the charity stripe, cutting it once again to a seven point Huskies lead.
But with just under two minutes to go, Mifflin County would go on an 8-2 run to secure the victory.
After a first period that was a back-and-forth battle for tempo, the Huskies were able to hold onto a slim 13-9 advantage.
An 18-10 Mifflin County second quarter gave the Lady Huskies a 31-19 at the intermission.
The Lay Huskies went out of its last home game as winners in a special year that produced a special ending.

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