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February 7, 2013

‘Tug-of-War’

McGuire’s tenacity on defense leads Lady Zebras past Bishop Kelley

TULSA — Whether Anna McGuire is on the hardwood or the soccer field, she’s one of Claremore’s ‘fiercest defenders’.

On Tuesday night, McGuire played with the ‘heart of a champion’ and helped lead the Class 5A No. 16 Lady Zebras past Bishop Kelley, 55-47 in a huge Metro Lakes Conference game.

The win improved the Lady Zebras to 12-7 overall and 8-1 in conference.

“I’m super proud of how these girls held their composure and knocked down free throws at the end to put the game away,” Lady Zebras head coach Stephanie Shaw said. “I thought our defense was excellent in holding them to seven field goals, despite giving up a lot of offensive rebounds.”

McGuire’s ability to control the paint, especially against Bishop Kelley’s bigger lineup, proved huge down the stretch.

The 5-foot-8 junior forward scored 10 points and 7 rebounds against the Lady Comets.

“Anna is that kid that is doing all the little things that may not add up in the stat sheet, but she’s the first one on the floor fighting for a loose ball, and she tracks down those long rebounds or holds that block out for someone else to get the ball,” Shaw said.

“She’s like a ninja that flies out of nowhere to get the ball.”

Claremore and Bishop Kelley battled to a 12-12 tie in the first quarter, and the Lady Zebras went on a scoring spree — highlighted by Ashlyn Glenn’s 17 first-half points — to lead 32-19 at halftime.

McGuire and the Lady Zebras’ defense held Bishop Kelley to two field goals in the first 16 minutes.

“Ashlyn has another huge second quarter for us and once she figures out to stay out of foul trouble, who knows what she can do,” Shaw said.

Glenn finished with 19 points to lead three Lady Zebras in double figures. Cherokee Gott also contributed with 11 points — including a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw in the fourth quarter.

Bishop Kelley pulled to within four points at 48-44 with 29 seconds left in the game on Maddi Schulz’s three-pointer.

The Lady Comets also converted 28-of-32 free throws.

Schulz led the Lady Comets with 14 points and Seana Stoia had 12.

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