February 11, 2010
Luety leads way as Trojans rally to win
Gabby Luety was the dominant player on the basketball court Wednesday night. The Trojan senior scored 20 points and completed her double-double with 14 rebounds as Homer Central posted a 59-46 OHSL Freedom Division triumph over visiting Fulton. It was the largest single-game regulation time point total this season for the Trojans (2-13 division, 2-14 overall), who did score 62 points in an overtime loss at Fowler Jan. 8.
“It was one of our best games of the season,” Homer coach Marv Zimmerman said. “We struggled a little bit in the first half, but we has an outstanding second half. We had good ball movement, sharp passing and good rebounding.”
Fulton (7-9, 8-10 overall) started quickly and built a 20-9 lead in the first quarter. Homer regrouped in the second quarter and trimmed its deficit to 25-21 by halftime.
In the second half, it was all Trojans. Outscoring Fulton 20-7 in the third quarter allowed the Trojans to take a 41-32. In the fourth quarter, Ashley Crossway made nine of 12 free throw attempts as Homer scored 18 points and posted the 13-point victory. Crossway finished the night with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Carissa Cornwell netted 10 points and added two more 3-pointers to up her season total to 24. The junior now has 36 career 3-pointers, one behind Brynne Hartnett (1998-2002) on the all-time list. Jessica Parmiter was the fourth Homer player in double figures with 12 points. Katelyn Gray pulled down 11 rebounds for the Trojans, who outboarded their visitor 50-26 in the game.
Homer will close out the Freedom Division season at home against Fowler Friday. JV action tips off at 5:30 p.m.
HOMER JVS were involved in a strange game. The Trojans trailed by one point after one quarter and did not score a single point in the third quarter, but used a 16-point fourth quarter to post a 30-19 win over visiting Fulton.
Logan McEvoy scored six of her game-high nine points in the fourth quarter to lead Homer (6-10 overall). McEvoy had a superb game as she also made eight steals and pulled down 17 rebounds. Meaghan Bossard added sevens points, eight rebounds and two steals in the winning effort.
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