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January 25, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Comets blast past Harmony

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HARMONY — Pekin girls rise up late against Highland

PEKIN — Samantha Wright hit four big 3-pointers to highlight a game-high 14 points to lead the Pekin girls basketball team to a come-from-behind Southeast Iowa Superconference north win on Friday. The Panthers rallied from a six-point deficit with six minutes left to beat Highland 49-45.

Beth Atwood added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as Pekin went on an 11-4 run after Highland took a 40-34 lead two minutes into the fourth quarter. The Panthers (9-10, 9-9) will look for their second win in as many days tonight against Sigourney on during ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’ night.

Pekin 49, Highland 45

Highland         9     11  13  12    —    45    

Pekin            15      8   7  19    —    49    

Pekin (49) — Samantha Wright 14, Beth Atwood 11, Jessica Horras 9, Gwynne Wright 9, Madelyn Baker 6. Totals 14-51 15-24 49.

3-point goals — 6-18 (S. Wright 4). Rebounds — 32 (Atwood 10). Assists — 9 (G. Wright 3, S. Wright 3). Steals — 13 (Tiana Slaney 4, G. Wright 4). Blocks — 2 (Horras, Slaney). Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 18.

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