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Fremont extends ’Busco slump

January 8, 2011

Churubusco junior forward Heather Monk drives to the basket in the Lady Eagles loss Friday night. Monk scored seven points. Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz

   CHURUBUSCO — It’s been almost a year to the day since Churubusco girls’ basketball saw its last win in the North East Corner Conference.
   Still in search of their first victory this season, the Lady Eagles (2-10) took to the hardwood at home against Fremont (7-5). ’Busco fought back from a nine-point deficit in the first quarter to tie the game three different times in the second.
   However, a 14-2 run before the half took Fremont’s momentuem into the second half where they went on to win 55-39.
   A strong shooting start for Churubusco was overshadowed by eight forced turnovers and multiple second chances points by Fremont.
   The visiting Lady Eagles got their lead out to as much as nine points in the first quarter before leading 16-10 at the end.
   Junior Haleigh Gross got ’Busco back in the game hitting her second three-pointer of the night to cut the deficit to three points. Gross had a team-high 13 points with nine of those coming in the first half.
   Fremont took a 37-25 lead into the break after scoring 14 of the last 16 points in the second quarter. While Churubusco struggled shooting 32 percent from the field, Fremont finished at 49 percent for the game.
   Fremont was led by Elizabeth Carlson’s game-high 14 points and 11 points from Caitlynn Smith.
   Other scorers for Churubusco were: Heather Monk 7, Chandler Blake 7, Kasey Gibson 5, Melissa Bueker 4, Savannah Labenz 3.

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