Grizz girls win big, lose Gida

Ashland built a big lead then held on for a 57-42 Southern Sky Conference win over Mazama despite the loss of standout Allison Gida to a knee injury at the end of the first half Friday at Klamath Falls.

Gide hyperextended her left knee with 1.7 seconds left as she went for a steal, said Grizzlies coach Tom McCracken. She tried to warm up before the third quarter but experienced pain and spent the second half icing her knee.

The severity of the injury won't be known until she sees a doctor, said McCracken.

Before she was hurt, Gida, who is headed for the University of Utah on a basketball scholarship, had 15 points and six steals.

Ashland (10-5, 3-0 SSC) led 31-13 at halftime and increased the lead to 47-22 after three quarters. Reserves took over for most of the fourth.

Callie McCoy played point guard in Gida's absence.

"She (McCoy) can get the ball up the court and get us into our offense and run the show," said McCracken. "That makes a difference. We have somebody that has confidence in handling the ball as a backup point guard. She does a nice job and doesn't turn it over."

ASHLAND (57) — Shulenberger 6, Van Vleck 3, Sturges 2, Minor 0, Kasiah 2, McCoy 6, Reynolds 9, Pavlich 2, Patton 8, Gida 15, Michiels 4. Totals: 21 12-13 57.

MAZAMA (42) — Reynolds 2, Totton 4, Karther-Miller 14, Foust 7, Grigsby 7, Pinner 2, Hoskins 6. Totals: 16 5-11 42.

Ashland 14 17 16 10 — 57

Mazama 6 7 9 20 — 42

3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Reynolds 3), Mazama 5 (Karther-Miller 3, Totton 1, Grigsby 1).

JV score — Ashland 31, Mazama 28.

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