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Southridge rallies past Glencoe


Skyhawks overcome an eight-point second-half deficit to eliminate Glencoe from the playoffs

Glencoe’s season came to an end in the first round of the Class 6A girls basketball playoffs when the Crimson Tide lost 52-46 to Southridge.by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Glencoe senior Morgan Brown drives against Southridge's Kaley Fieldhouse during last Wednesday's playoff game.

Things started out very well for Glencoe, though.

The visiting Skyhawks took a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Glencoe held Southridge to 2-of-13 shooting from the field and four points in the second quarter. Glencoe also forced Southridge to commit six turnovers in the period.

Glencoe (14-11) took advantage, getting a pair of three-pointers and eight points from senior Marly Anderson, another three-pointer and four points by Morgan Brown and two points each from Kayla Hyppolite and Courtney Clayton to build a 29-21 advantage at the half.

When the teams went into the locker room, the Crimson Tide led by eight points.

Then, things turned south for Glencoe in the third quarter, as the Tide scored only two points in the period and fell behind the visiting Skyhawks.

Southridge (11-15) pushed back into the lead before the end of the third quarter, and moved in front for good with 6:48 to go in the fourth.

The Hawks built their lead as high as seven points — at 45-38 with 3:23 to go — before the Tide made its last push of the game. Glencoe got a three-pointer from Clayton, a pair of Anderson foul shots and then another free throw by Hyppolite to close within 45-44 with 1:54 to go.

But Southridge responded with a three-pointer, a free throw and a fast break layup in the next 1:22 to pull away for the win.

The loss ended Glencoe’s year after the Tide placed third in the Pacific Conference during the regular season. Southridge advanced to the second round of the playoffs, where they lost 78-39 to second-ranked South Medford.