Millerette rally comes up short, 57-49

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By Chuck Reherman, Sports Editor – In too deep.
Yukon dug itself into a hole through three quarters, then put together a furious fourth quarter rally, only to come up short, 57-49, in a Central Oklahoma Freshman Athletic Conference game Monday night In the YMS gym.
The Millerettes went into the fourth quarter trailing by 23 points, 49-26, but rallied to with in two points late in the game. But, Mustang sank five of six free throws in the closing seconds to put the game away.
A Brooklyn Cox field goal in the lane gave the Millerettes a spark to open the fourth quarter. Back-to-back treys from Lillian Ruzicka cut the lead to 49-34. Amaya Weakley, who joined the team this week after moving in from Bishop McGuinness, hit three treys in a row in a 9-2 run that cut the Mustang lead to 51-43.
Weakley hit a free throw, then added a fourth trey to that brought the Millerettes within four, 51-47 with just over two minutes remaining. Weakley sank two free throws to make it a two-point game.
Mustang used a trey from Callie Woodard to open a 54-47 lead, but the Millerettes closed the lead to five. Free throws from Trinity Picklo and Kyla Lovelace put the game out of reach.
“We just dug ourselves into too deep of a hole in that third quarter,” Millerette coach Chaz Davis said. “The girls did a great job of coming back in the fourth quarter, but when you are down 23-points to start the quarter, that is just too much to come back from for anyone.
“Amaya stepped in and did a great job for us, she is really going to help this team,” he added. “She is a good shooter and hit some big shots for us in the fourth quarter that got us back in the game. We did get it the lead down to two points, but we just kind of ran out of gas in the last minutes.”
The Millerettes put themselves in a hole early. Mustang came out shooting the ball well, hitting eight of 21 shots from the floor. The Millerettes took only seven shots and hit three of those.
Reagan Dorsey gave Mustang a 3-0 lead to open the game and a trey from Jo Riveria opened an 8-2 lead. The Lady Broncos used shots from Maddie Booth and Lovelace to open a 15-4 lead. Shots from Booth and Dorsey pushed the lead 21-8 late in the quarter.
The Lady Broncos used shots from Woodard, Booth and Lovelace to key a 15-11 run and opened a 36-19 halftime lead. A Riveria trey and two baskets from Woodard opened the 49-26 lead.
Weakley led the Millerette scoring with 24 points, hitting eight of 16 shots from the field (four of 10 trey attempts) and four of six at the line. Sydney Miller and Ruzicka added six points each and Cox had four. Booth led Mustang with 13, Woodard had 12 and Lovelace 11.
Mustang out shot the Millerettes 66 to 29. The Lady Broncos were 21 of 66 (three of seven three-point tries) and 12 of 19 at the line. Yukon was 18 of 29 from the floor (seven of 16 behind the arc) and six of 14 at the line.
The Millerettes will travel to Edmond North on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. Central Oklahoma Freshman Athletic Contest contest.
with the Lady Huskies.