Girls Basketball - Derry vs Freeport
Freeport holds off late comeback attempt by Derry to win 53-43 in WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 Action.
Freeport's Leah Hartman won the tip off against Derry's Sara Bungard to begin their WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 contest at Derry High School in Derry on Friday night February 12, 2021.
Meloy added a second field goal shortly after extending the lead to 4-0.
Derry looked like they were pulling away from the Yellow Jackets as they took a 11-7 lead into the second period of play.
Freeport battled back to an 11-11 tie with 5:30 left in the half and then scored 10 unanswered points to take control of the game with 2:00 left in the second period.
Freeport took a 9-point lead into halftime with the score 25-16.
The Trojans allowed the Yellow Jackets to extend their lead in the third period, which ended with Freeport leading Derry 42-27 as the game headed to the final period.
Derry mounted a spirited comeback in the fourth period when they pulled within 5 points of the Yellow Jackets as the score was 44-39 with 2:30 left in game.
However Freeport held off the late comeback by the Trojans and secured a 53-43 win.
Melaina DeZort led the Yellow Jackets with 18 points.
Ava Soilis added 17 and her sister Grace and Leah Hartman both added 8 points in the victory.
Freeport completed the season sweep of Derry with the victory and improved their record to 7-1 overall and in the conference.
Derry's Tiana Moracco led the Trojans with 20 points and Emma Huber added 8 in the loss.
Derry fell to 1-8 overall and in the conference.
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