MC girls outlast tough Lower Dauphin team
Jan 3, 2023

File photo from Bob Hockenbrock

MC 36 – LD 35

Getting the new year started with a Bang!

Tuesday night the MIfflin County girls basketball team traveled to do battle with a 7-1 Lower Dauphin team in Mid-Penn Action.

It would be a low scoring contest from beginning to end.

After the dust settled and the final buzzer sounded, the Lady Huskies hand was lifted in victory, winning 36-35.

Mifflin County senior standout Marissa Gingrich finished with 18 points and five steals.

Helping to lead the team to the victory was Amelia Leister who posted a solid eight point and six rebound effort.

Aija Binder was tough on the boards bringing down eight rebounds.

“Tonight was a physical, low scoring game against the #2 5A team in District 3, and we’ll take that W on the road vs a 7-1 squad,” said MIfflin County coach Aaron Gingrich. “Our defensive effort was great tonight, however, we didn’t execute offensively in the second half”

The Huskies got off to a quick start, posting a 13-7 advantage after one.

Things continued to roll offensively in the second quarter for MIfflin County posting a 14-7 second stanza.

Lower Dauphin was able to get back into the contest outscoring MIfflin County 21-9 in the second half.

However, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Huskies escaped with the victory.

With the win, the Huskies improve to a 5-4 record. Ironically, they are on the same pace as last year’s District 6 champion crew from MIfflin County.

In the JV contest, the Lady Huskies won 28-16.

Leading the scoring Mackenzie Peachey and Maelyn Gingrich eight points.

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