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Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:43 pm

West Noble girls fall in regional semis

Victoria Jacobsen | The Journal Gazette

COLUMBIA CITY – The West Noble girls very nearly completed the comeback against Marion on Saturday afternoon, but instead fell just short and had their season ended with a 52-46 loss.

The Chargers (18-6) fell behind 8-0 in the early minutes of the game, and the Giants (22-4) maintained that margin for much of the game, going into halftime leading 30-21.

West Noble could not find a way to stop Marion's Ayana Harvey, who scored 12 points in the first half and would finish with a game-high 20.

But in the third quarter, Lauren Burns hit a 3-pointer that cut the Giants' lead to 36-29, and Lilly Mast made a steal and a layup to cut the lead to four points. Madison Schermerhorn scored the first bucket of the final quarter to pull the Chargers within two points, but Marion's Jazmyn Turner responded with a 3-pointer and then another bucket to pad the Giants lead back to seven points.

West Noble threatened once again late in the final period when Angela Gross hit a 3 that cut Marion's lead to 49-46, but the Chargers once again failed to tie the game.

Mast led the Chargers with 15 points, and Schermerhorn and Miller each had nine in what proved to be their final high school game.

The Giants are now set to face Angola in the regional finals, which will be held at Columbia City at 8 p.m. Saturday.

vjacobsen@jg.net