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Girls Basketball: Seton bows to Walther Lutheran in Class 2A supersectional

Seton's Desiree JacksWalther Lutheran's JazmPruitt battle for rebound. | Allen Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

Seton's Desiree Jackson and Walther Lutheran's Jazmin Pruitt battle for a rebound. | Allen Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 20, 2013 6:32AM



Seton overcame one awful start to a half Monday night, but couldn’t make up for a second.

After falling behind 12-0, the Sting rallied to go into halftime tied with Walther Lutheran 25-25. Seton scored just four third-quarter points, though, and could not rally again in a 57-47 loss in the Class 2A Concordia University Supersectional.

“If we would have played with intensity from the beginning, it’s a different game,” Seton coach Kevin Green said. “We do this every time, though. Last year (in a supersectional loss to Freeport Aquin), we fell behind 13-0.

“We fought so hard to get back into it, but I guess we didn’t have anything left in the third quarter.”

Ebony Bailey (18 points, 7 rebounds) and Desiree Jackson (11 points, 14 rebounds) led Seton (17-10).

Isimeme Edeko was the star of the night, leading Walther Lutheran (26-6) with a career-high 27 points, to go with 11 rebounds.

Seton had zero field-goal attempts, missed three free throws and committed six turnovers in the first four minutes to fall into the 12-0 hole.

The Sting outscored Walther 22-9 over the next nine minutes behind eight points from Jackson. A basket from Bailey gave Seton a 22-21 lead with 2:26 left in the half.

“We adjusted really well,” Green said. “Then (in the third quarter) I tried to go back to our original game plan. That was against my better judgment.”

Walther scored the first eight points of the third and held a 15-4 edge in the quarter as Edeko took over, scoring 13 in the period.

“She was quick to the basket and tough to stop,” Green said.

Seton never got within nine points in the fourth.

The Sting, which received six points and four rebounds from Bria Gamble, had just two seniors on its roster.

“We return a lot of players and we have some size coming in,” Green said.



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