HUBBARD, Ohio –
Led by seven Maggie Pavlanksy points, the Lakeview Bulldogs erased a fourteen point Hubbard lead in the final quarter to escape The Nest with a win.
The Hubbard Lady Eagles (3-14) had dominated most of the ball game, lighting in up from beyond the arc and stifling the Lakeview offense. However, the fourth quarter seemed as if there were two completely different teams on the floor.
Lakeview’s offense had only mustered eleven points through the first three quarters of play and trailing by fourteen, they would have to score more than double their previous output just to draw the game even.
The Bulldogs would ramp up the pressure defensively forcing turnover after turnover in the fourth turning the stolen possessions into five points off giveaways while holding Hubbard to just two points in the final quarter. An outstanding 14-0 would see the game drawn even before two Eagle free throws would give Hubbard the lead once again. Lakeview still had some left in the tank, finishing the game on another 4-0 run to complete the comeback and grab the win 29-27.
TOP PERFORMERS –
Sophie Murphy – 9 points
Mary Frangos – 7 points, 4/4 FTs
Livia Reese – 6 points, 2 made threes
Maggie Pavlansky – 15 points, 3 made threes
Mackenzie Stowe – 5 points
WHAT’S NEXT –
Hubbard: Now losers of their last four matchupsthe Lady Eagles will look to get back on track with another NE8 conference foe in the likes of the Niles Red Dragons (3-13). These two schools last met on December 22nd, a matchup that went the way of the Eagles 51-21. Hubbard will host Niles Monday, January 26th at 7:00 pm.
Lakeview: Collecting their fourth road and ninth overall win of the season, the Bulldogs are back to .500 and will look to break above even for the fifth time this season when they travel to take on the South Range Raiders (8-8). The Bulldogs and Raiders matched up back on December 22nd, in a game that saw South Range leave Cortland with a 39-34 win. The game will take place on Monday, January 26th at 7 o’clock.
*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson