George Iowa — 8th Ranked George Little Rock downed 13th ranked Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 58-48 Friday night in the Class 1A girls Region 2 semifinals at George. With the win it’s on to the Region final Monday night at Ida Grove where the Mustangs will draw second ranked Exira who downed Glidden Ralston 58-26 in the upper bracket semi Friday night at Exira.
G-LR trailed 10-8 at the end of the first quarter but was able to take the lead and were in front 20-18 with time running down at the half. A put back by Mariah Terhark off a missed free throw put the Mustangs up by four 22-18 heading into intermission.
A six point run to start the second half was the springboard to a 43-31 G-LR lead at the end of the third quarter. The teams played even in the fourth quarter and the Mustangs had the win 58-48.
G-LR had three players in double figures led by Mia Graham with 18 points. Mariah Terhark hit for 17 with Teyha Graham adding 12. MMC got a game high 24 points from Sarah Dreckman.
With the win the Mustangs improve to 19-4 on the season while the Eagles end the year at 19-5.