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December 5, 2013

Allen, Vanoss girls; Roff boys also advance to semifinals

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Calvin —

Vanoss led just 21-16 after Calvin's Ashley Gillian hit a 15-foot baseline jumper at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter. The Lady Wolves finally strung together a 10-0 run — highlighted by back-to-back steal and layups within a matter of seconds by Kalli Mowdy –  to seize control with a 31-16 lead.

Vanoss led 41-22 after a 3-pointer by Crystal Frederick midway through the fourth quarter.

Mowdy led all scorers with 17 points to go with seven rebounds and six steals. Frederick added 12 points and eight boards, while Summer Hutson followed with nine points.

Calvin got nine points from senior Emily Carter.

Allen 45, Stonewall 41

Allen saw a double-digit lead evaporate, thanks to a fourth-quarter Stonewall comeback that fell just short.

Stonewall had trimmed the Allen advantage to four with less than a minute to go and missed a shot from point-blank range to make it a two-point game.

The Lady Mustangs could have easily put the game out of reach from the free-throw line, but they made just one of 10 fourth-quarter free throws and finished an ugly 8-of-23 from the stripe overall.

“We have to make more of those free throws,” said Allen head coach Jeremy Strong. “We didn’t play very well at the end, but we’ll take the W.”

Sophomore Charlea Leonard had a big game for Allen (2-0) with 21 points, while Kennedy Prentice added eight for the winners.

Strong credited sophomore Kennedy Prentice for helping limit Stonewall star freshman Taylor Barrett to two points on a pair of late free throws. The Lady Longhorns got 16 points from Shania Bills, while Justice Dees also reached double figures with 10 points. Tana Davis chipped in nine for Stonewall.

Allen led 28-16 at halftime before Stonewall (2-5) owned a 25-18 advantage over the final two quarters.

“We played pretty well in the second half, but you can’t beat good teams playing well in one half,” said Stonewall head man Brian Davis.

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