Friday night the Galeton girls basketball team hosted Bucktail in a basketball game that meant more than just the action on the court. Friday night was the annual Hoopin’ for a Cure Pink Out game which raises money for cancer treatment. Proceeds and donations from the game are given to the Patterson Cancer Center at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Seth Succowich and Michael McNair helped organize this year’s game for their senior projects. Chuck Tameris helped to organize the event and donated the Pink Out shirts to both teams. Three-thousand dollars was raised through this year’s event.
Superintendent Alanna Huck said, “This is very near and dear to my heart. My mentor in college passed away from breast cancer. This has become something we have done every year. I am super proud of this small community. I thank everybody who gave donations, it’s really a wonderful thing. The money will go to the Patterson Cancer Center for women to get mammograms who are uninsured or underinsured. That is a great program that they have.”
As the game began, Galeton employed a full-court-press on defense which hampered Bucktail’s ability to move the ball on offense. The Lady Tigers held Bucktail scoreless in the first quarter. By half-time Galeton had built a 32-8 lead. The girls continued their strong play through the second half and earned the 56-29 home victory to close out the regular season.
Jessie Evans led the charge on offense with 14 points. Evans was also responsible for seven rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Haylee Ludington finished the night with 12 points, and led the Lady Tigers with 13 rebounds.
Lauren Sauley finished just shy of double digits with nine points.
Cara Parsell had five points for Galeton and finished just behind Ludington with 12 rebounds in the win.
Brielle Kalacinski also had five points in the win. Kalacinski led the Lady Tigers with three steals on the night.
The Lady Tigers regular season record had them seeded seventh for District play. Galeton traveled to Sullivan County Wednesday night for the first round of District play. The score from this game will be in next week’s paper.