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December 2, 2012

Fort Gibson boys’ upset bid falls short

(Continued)

Girls

Fort Gibson 60, Coweta 17

Anticipation and suffocation could be two words that describe the Lady Tigers’ defense – at least in this game.

“We’re different on defense than what we were last year,” said Fort Gibson coach Jerry Walker. “Last year we were more a full-court defense, but we’re more of a half-court this year. We’re longer and taller and can cover up some passing lanes.”

Brooke Palmer had five steals, while Savannah Gray and Allie Glover had three each for the team ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A poll. Fort Gibson also pressured Coweta (0-2) into 25 turnovers, 18 of them in the first half to win their third straight to start the season.

Fort Gibson’s defense also held Coweta to just two points in the third period and that was a basket by Montana Hummingbird with 39.7 seconds left. Walker’s squad led 41-13 at that point.

Offensively, Fort Gibson has outscored its opposition so far this season 168-66 and has averaged beating their opposition by 34 points.

Glover, making 5-of-8 shots from 3-point range, led Fort Gibson with 16 points. Jayme Hill had 15 and Palmer had 10. Savannah Gray had a game-high six rebounds.

Kaycee Kelly and Lydia Black led Coweta with four points each.

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