Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff WriterMeeteetse rallied in the final three minutes of the game Saturday afternoon to edge St. Stephen's 48-45 in girls Class 1-A Northwest action.
The game was the first conference tilt for both squads and came down to the wire.
The Lady Longhorns built an 18-10 lead in the middle of the second period before Eagle head coach Mike Redman called timeout and settled his girls. The Eagles rallied off three straight baskets to cut the margin to two. But St. Stephen's also was fouling frequently, and Meeteetse clawed back to a seven-point lead built entirely at the free throw line.
The third period was all St. Stephen's. The girls hit from inside and out on the play of Kaylee Addison and Marcel Oldman. Addison tallied 20 points to lead all scorers, while Oldman finished with 13.
"We talked about poise at half time," Redman said. "We need to work on getting past frustrations."
Addison hit a hook shot in the paint with 5:21 left in the third to tie the game at 25-25. Oldman's second trey of the period gave the Eagles their first lead of the contest.
St. Stephen's eventually built a five-point lead late in the third but couldn't put the Longhorns away.
In the final minutes Meeteetse went to 5-9 junior Amelia May in the low post. When May didn't score, she was fouled and hit four of her 10 made free throws on the contest in the last three minutes of play.
St. Stephen's regained the lead at 43-40 with 3:08 on an Addison follow shot, but Meeteetse finished the game on an 8-2 run to pull out the win.
The Eagles host Dubois on Friday, then travel to Class 2-A Greybull on Saturday.
ST. STEPHEN'S 8 8 18 11 -- 45
MEETEETSE 14 9 11 14 -- 48
St. Stephen's - Kaylee Addison 7 (1) 3-4 20, Uriah Addison 2 (1) 0-0 7, Marcel Oldman 2 (2) 3-4 13, Breanna Addison 0-2 0, Alana Brown 1 0-2 2, Paige Shoyo 1 1-2 3. Totals 13 (4) 7-14 45
Meeteetse - Amy Porter 1 0-0 2, Tori Lewis 4-8 4, Amelia May 5 10-16 19, Ashton Abarr 2 3-9 7, Cheyenne Foote 4 0-0 8, Jasmine Gould 1 3-6 5. Totals 14 20-39 48
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