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H-M-S drops girls' game to Gehlen Catholic in overtime

Despite having four players score in double figures and leading for three quarters of the game, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn lost in overtime to Gehlen Catholic, 62-59, on Dec. 20 in Hartley.

The bulk of H-M-S's scoring came from Kylee Schiphoff with 19 points, Gracie Knobloch with 14, Abby Douma with 12 and Emily Mutombo with 10. Eliza Tewes and Moriah Otto each added two points.

The Hawks opened the scoring and except for a 2-2 tie, led for the first 25 minutes of the game. H-M-S enjoyed an early 11-2 advantage and had a 17-9 lead after the first quarter. The Jays narrowed the deficit to 21-16 bef...