Slow start hurts Meridian in 48-27 loss to Itasca

  • Forrest Murphy/Meridian Tribune/Meridian freshman Canyon Stauffer (11) dribbles upcourt.
    Forrest Murphy/Meridian Tribune/Meridian freshman Canyon Stauffer (11) dribbles upcourt.
A strong, first-half effort by the visiting Itasca Lady Wampus Cats proved the difference versus the Meridian Lady Jackets, who fell to the former, 48-27 in a District 12-2A game Friday night (Jan. 15). Going up, 8-2 after one quarter, Itasca’s offense exploded for 23 points in the second frame, good for a 31-10 lead heading into the break. While scoring between the two squads evened out over…

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