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Class B girls basketball: Ashley LaGasse leads Lomega past Corn Bible

The Raiderettes' accuracy from 3-point turf played a big role in a first-round rout.
by Jacob Unruh Published: March 1, 2012

CHOCTAW — The 3-point barrage started early.

Second-ranked Lomega's leading scorer, Ashley LaGasse, buried four 3-pointers in the first quarter, and the Raiderettes cruised from there as they knocked off the defending Class B champion Corn Bible Academy 65-45 in the quarterfinals Thursday night.

“We shoot a lot of them,” Lomega coach Kevin Lewallen said. “Tonight, they just happened to go in. We look pretty good when you're shooting the 3 good. Everything else looks good.”

Lomega will play the winner of Balko and Deer Creek-Lamont on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in State Fair Arena.

LaGasse finished with 24 points and six rebounds. Fourteen of her points came in the first quarter when Lomega jumped to a 22-12 lead.

Lomega (28-1) led by as many as 19 and forced 23 turnovers.

“I thought our pressure was the key,” Lewallen said. “We got after them in the full-court and made them turn it over some. You steal off the press and then get a wide-open 3; that helps.”

Corn Bible's Jessica Penner finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds.

“That Penner girl is a really good post girl,” Lewallen said. “I thought we did a pretty good job on her, and they had a few other girls step up and make some shots. We had to give them one or the other, and I thought we did a pretty good job on the big girl.”

Corn Bible's season ends with a 19-10 record.

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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