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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 11:37 a.m. CDT

Murray 37,

Mount Ayr 35

MURRAY — Despite being shutout after one quarter of play, the Murray girls basketball team came back to defeat Mount Ayr 37-35 here Monday night.

Mount Ayr jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter, as Murray turned the ball over the first 10 times it had possession.

“Luckily we didn’t fall all that far behind, and never gave up,” Murray head coach Jerry Shields said.

The Mustangs used a 20-10 fourth quarter to complete the comeback, taking the lead for the first time in the game with about 1:00 remaining.

“We were finally able to get going in the fourth quarter by scoring 20 points,” Shields said. “The only lead that we had was around the one-minute mark of the game.”

Kate Patton led the Mustangs with 12 points and five steals, also adding four rebounds and two assists. Megan Oswald chipped in 11 points and four rebounds.

Cheyanne Ashby collected a team-high seven rebounds as Ashley Rider added six more, while also collecting three steals.

Ashby, Madison Gonseth and Courtney Siefkas each scored four points, and Rider added two points.

Taylor Still led Mount Ayr with 14 points and Paige Daughton added 12 more. Brook Rychnovsky scored four points and Caitlin Giles and Leah Klejch each scored two points for the Raiderettes.

Murray improves to 2-0 and travels to Lamoni tonight. Mount Ayr falls to 1-2.

See Wednesday’s Creston News Advertiser for a report on the Mount Ayr vs. Murray boys basketball game.

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