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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 2:53 p.m. CST

Marquette 43, Princeton 27: The Tigresses battled back from a tough first half in which they committed 16 turnovers, shot 6 of 22 from the field and trailed 29-14 at intermission. PHS responded in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cru 9-5 to trim the lead, but was unable to get any closer.

“Princeton out-hustled us virtually the entire game. They came up with most of the loose balls and rebounds. Give them credit. They outplayed us tonight,” Marquette coach Todd Hopkins told the Ottawa Times.

While making 16 turnovers in the first half, PHS committed just five in the second. Its shooting woes continued, however, finishing 10 of 44 overall. The Tigresses controlled the boards, outrebounding the Cru 39-31, paced by Emmalee Sears’ 10 caroms.

The Tigresses opened the third quarter on a 6-0 run with a hoop by Makenzey Wilson and back-to-back buckets by Sydney Hall to trim the lead to 29-20. But Marissa Gama (16 points) hit her fourth trey of the night and Marquette was able to regain its edge.

Sears and McCaela May each had five points to lead PHS in scoring.

Amboy 47, Bureau Valley 23: Autumn Smith scored 10 points and three teammates chipped in seven apiece to lead the Lady Clippers to victory Tuesday at Amboy. Three Rivers Conference foe. The teams played to a 5-4 first-quarter score before Amboy pulled away by outscoring the Storm 42-19 the rest of the way.

HBR 51, LaMoille/Ohio 18: Shiela Browning had seven points and Elizabeth Geuther 11 rebounds as the Lady Lions fell Monday.

Morrison 41, Hall 29: Kaylee Golden had 12 points for Hall in Monday’s loss to the Fillies.

Annawan 57, Stark County 37: Junior All-Stater Celina VanHyfte poured in 29 points and this time was joined by her sister, freshman Morgan in double figures with 13 points.

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