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of the sec­ond half, Al­covy ripped off seven straight to take a 27-26 lead with 3:29 to go in the pe­riod.

Alex Tucker’s 3-pointer with 1:01 re­main­ing in the third capped a 14-3 run be­fore Mt. Zion closed the quar­ter with three unan­swered points.

“We had a lit­tle trou­ble keep­ing them off the glass in the fourth quar­ter,” Holtz­claw said. “It’s some­thing we have to keep work­ing on in prac­tice. We are small and that’s our neme­sis.”

Tucker led the way for Al­covy with 14 points fol­lowed by Tif­fany Moody with 12. Lisa Kos-

Al­covy drops to 1-2 in Re­gion 4-AAAA with the loss, one that Holtz­claw said will sting un­til her team gets back on the court.

“Our girls were ex­cited and they thought this is a game we were go­ing to win, es­pe­cially when we got up,” Holtz­claw said. “Our bench was ex­cited and it’s re­ally dis­ap­point­ing to come out on the los­ing end.”

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