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Cagers remain on a roll

After a pulse-pounding pair of contests, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team deserves a week off. However, after claiming second-half rallies to win both games last week – including a double-overtime victory in south Minneapolis – the Panthers might not want to cool their heels.
GSL claimed a thrilling 57-55 win at Minnehaha Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The winning streak then hit five games with a 55-46 home triumph over Wright County Conference western division rival Annandale in the opening game of circuit play three nights later.
Friday’s win over the Cardinals gave the Panthers a one-third share of the early lead in the WCC West and an 11-4 overall record – best in the division – entering the week.
It didn’t look at first like GSL would open last week on a happy note. With just two minutes to play, they trailed Minnehaha – a 2014 state tournament team that was riding a four-game winning streak – by a score of 49-41. 
However, the Panthers stormed back and forced overtime by recording four points in the closing moments of regulation to send the game into the extra session. 
“It was impressive how the girls fought back after being down by 11 points and then by four points with 14 seconds to go,” Otto-Fisher said. 
Neither GSL nor Minnehaha managed to record a single point in the first added frame. It wasn’t until guard Maddie Monahan sank a pair of free throws with 33 seconds left in the second overtime that the game was settled with the Panthers earning a gritty two-point win over their stunned hosts.
 
For the rest of the article, see the Jan. 21 issue of the Chronicle.