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Area girls basketball

Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 11:38 a.m. CDT

Shenandoah 51, Corning 48

SHENANDOAH — Corning senior Ella Akin netted 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field, but Shenandoah outscored the Red Raiders by three points in the fourth quarter to take advantage of a tie ballgame after three quarters, winning 51-48.

“We played a nice game against them, however we seemed timid and hesitant at times,” Corning co-head coach Sandy Winter said. “As we gain experience, we will see the hesitation dissolve. This just takes time.”

Akin also pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists in the loss. She hit 3-of-4 free throws in the contest.

Sophomore Marie Palmer scored 13 points while grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. Senior Tiffany Shepherd added eight points on 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc, with three rebounds. Junior Gentry Johannes scored two points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Paige Jessen dished out three assists.

Griswold 47, Corning 38

GRISWOLD — Griswold topped Corning 47-38 in girls basketball action here Thursday night.

Sophomore Marie Palmer led the Red Raiders with 12 points and seven rebounds, while senior Ella Akin added eight points and six boards.

Palmer and Sydney Maynes each blocked three shots in the loss, while Taylor Gaule chipped in six points.

“We had too many turnovers tonight,” co-head coach Sandy Winter said. “We need to control the ball better.”

Corning, 0-2, travels to Mount Ayr tonight.

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