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Lady Golden Eagles win in overtime thriller

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 14:04
by Cameron Spilker and Justin Beary, MMHS Staff Writers

On Tuesday, February 22, Maple Mountain Lady Golden Eagles beat Westlake in the 1st round of the 4A basketball tournament, 53-43.   Maple Mountain and Westlake fought for the win in the state tournament which was played at Salt Lake Community college in Taylorsville. Westlake had the ball with seconds left in the game as they drove down the court for the win; the Lady Golden Eagles defense held tough and were able to stop the Thunder.  At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 40-40.    

During overtime, Maple Mountain was able to perform better than Westlake.  Maple Mountain scored 13 points in overtime and Westlake only scored 3.  Aleksa Gappmayer led the Lady Golden Eagles in scoring with 17 points. Jessica Benson was contributing towards the win with 13 points along with 2 three pointers.