Charger girls win seventh-place game at Prophetstown

Mindy Carls
Orion’s Brittany Scott, front, drives toward the basket in the third quarter of the seventh-place game on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Waiting to challenge her are Lady Prophet JV?players Jenna Forward (24), middle, and Kiara Anderson (54), back.

A 56-49 overtime win over the Prophetstown JV?gave Orion seventh place at the Lady Prophet invitational on Wednesday, Dec. 30, in Prophetstown.

Led by Megan Blumenshein’s 24 points, the Chargers improved to 6-9. Blumenshein sparked the overtime effort with 10 of Orion’s 12 points.

“It seems like we’ve got to get down 10 points before we start playing,” Orion coach John McBride said.

The Chargers led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, only to fall behind 27-17 by halftime. During the second half, they slashed at their deficit until they forced a 44-44 tie at the end of regulation.

Orion outscored the hosts 12-5 in overtime.

For more details, see the Jan. 8 issue of the Gazette.