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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Hood hits buzzer beater to lead Bucklin to season ending win

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  • Bucklin's Morgan Hood hit a buzzer beater to push the Lady Aces to a 38-36 upset of the St. John Lady Tigers in the Class 1A-Division I state girls third place contest at White Auditorium.
    Hood took the ball down the court off the in-bounds pass with six seconds left to go and launched a shot just inside the 3-point range that went in and gave the Lady Aces the victory.
    The Lady Tigers started out quickly, building up an 11-5 lead two minutes in and increased it to 14-5 with 42 seconds left on the clock. But from then on just about everything started going wrong as Bucklin scored four quick points at the end of the first quarter with the Tigers leading 14-9.
    Bucklin (19-6) continued their comeback in the second stanza, finishing the first half in a 20-20 tie with the Lady Tigers. The Lady Aces had stayed with touch with St. John despite committing 13 turnovers in the first half.
    The two teams clamped down on the other squads' offense in the third quarter as both teams ended the period still tied at 26-26.
    The lead kept changing hands in the final two minutes with St. John having a chance to win the game. A missed shot was rebounded by the Lady Aces, who called time out with six seconds left in regulation, setting up Hood's heroics at the end of the game.
    Hood finished with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Lady Aces, with Bucklin shooting 50 percent from the floor after intermission.
    St. John (22-4) shot 10-of-38 from the floor (26.3 percent) and made one of its' 18 3-point attempts. Teresa Christie scored 14 points and Alexis Witt added 13 in the loss.
    ST. JOHN (36) — Tia Smith 1-6 0-0 3, Morgan Osborne 0-5 2-2 2, Jamie Waters 1-11 2-4 4, Alexis Witt 3-6 7-8 13, Teresa Christie 5-7 4-13 14, Jessica Hanson 0-3 0-0 0, Tara Christie 0-0 0-0 0, Madeline Lippoldt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-38 15-27 36.
    BUCKLIN (38) — Gentry Stout 1-5 1-4 3, Janae Price 1-5 1-3 3, Alexis Cossell 2-2 2-4 6, Morgan Hood 6-11 7-8 19, Allyson Rudd 2-6 0-0 6, Caitlin Demoret 0-0 0-0 0, Charmayne Austin 0-0 0-1 0, Haylie Pegelow 0-0 1-2 1, Taylor Stout 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-29 12-22 38.
    St. John 14 6 6 10 — 36
    Bucklin 9 11 6 12 — 38
    Three-point baskets — St. John 1-18 (Smith 1-5, Osborne 0-3, Wters 0-7, Hanson 0-3), Bucklin 2-7 (Price 0-1, Hood 0-2, Rudd 2-4). Rebounds — St. John 30 (Waters 8), Bucklin 28 (Hood 12). Records — St. John 22-4, Bucklin 19-6.
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