Montevallo's Isabel Gallo (No. 10) dives for a ball in a Nov. 19 matchup with Jemison. (Reporter Photo/Drew Granthum)
Montevallo's Isabel Gallo (No. 10) dives for a ball in a Nov. 19 matchup with Jemison. (Reporter Photo/Drew Granthum)

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Jemison girls take down Montevallo

Published 12:19am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer

MONTEVALLO — Despite an early advantage, the Montevallo Bulldogs’ girls basketball team fell to Jemison, 63-56 on Nov. 19.

The Bulldogs were able to race out to an early 14-6 lead, thanks in part to the shooting of Isabel Gallo. The lead was short-lived, however, as the Panthers went on an 11-0 run to pull ahead, 17-14.

The Dawgs struggled to put points on the board, managing just three more before half. The Panthers took a 23-17 lead into the intermission.

After the half, Jemison put on a shooting clinic. The Panthers opened the half with four three-point shots, widening the lead to 37-22 midway through the third quarter.

Montevallo gained ground offensively on the Panthers, as Myshael Thompson posted ten points in the third quarter to close the score to 46-34 headed into the fourth.

Just as it appeared Jemison had the game locked away, Montevallo came roaring back. A 10-6 run had the Bulldogs in business, and the momentum fully swung Montevallo’s way following a huge steal and layup by Gallo. The shot made the score 52-48, and following a bank shot by Dara Cook, the Dawgs pulled within two.

Unfortunately for MHS, it was as close as the squad would get to the lead.
The Panthers pulled away down the stretch, taking a 63-56 win.

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