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Above left, Deborah Cahoon. At right, Annaliese Pena.
Above, left to right: Becky Kyle, Shyanne Feucht and Shannon O'Brien.
by Gary Noland
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
October 15, 1998
Basketball is a game of minutes, many times seconds, and the tide can turn any time.
The Seeley-Swan Ladyhawks struggled for three quarters to catch up to a strong Valley Christian team last Friday evening, and then in one incredibly hot fourth period they pressed, forced turn-overs, and scorched the net for 32 points and left Valley Christian stunned with a 70-55 win.
Before that final period, Valley Christian, led by Junior guard Bethany Rase, who scored a game-high 30 points, appeared to be solidly in control, leading once by 13 points and forcing the Ladyhawks to rally late in the third period to close the gap to only four points.
But the final eight minutes belonged to the Ladyhawks who played near perfect ball, scoring almost half of their total 70 points for the game, and completely demoralizing and baffling Valley Christian who had controlled the game for the previous 24 minutes.
The final eight minutes also belonged to a home crowd who could hardly believe what they were seeing. The Ladyhawks outscored Valley Christian 32-13 (19 points) in the final period.
In that fourth period, Annaliese Pena hit a basket from the circle, and Deborah Cahoon folowed with a steal a lay-up to put the Ladyhawks up for the first time.
After that Becky Kyle set the pace, scoring 12 of her 23 game-high points in the final quarter.
But, there were five players on the floor, and everyone contributed. Cahoon added 18 points, Pena 11, Shannon O'Brien 6, Shyanne Feucht 6, and Beth Copenhaver 6.
The win put the Ladyhawks at 6-4 for the season, 4-4 in 5-B play, and in fourth place in the league, one game behind Darby. The Ladyhawks meet Darby this Friday night on the home court, then journey to Philipsburg Saturday in a non-conference game.
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