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Girls basketball roundup: Gubler gets some help as Tigers roll

Written by Andy Griffin on January 24, 2014 in Canyon View, Cedar City, Desert Hills, Dixie High, Hurricane, News, Pine View, Snow Canyon, Sports, Top Sports Stories

ST. GEORGE — Brooklyn Gubler is a one-woman wrecking crew on the basketball court, but when she gets some help, the Hurricane Lady Tigers are a major force to be reckoned with Gubler had 17 points, right on her average, and she was helped out by London Steglich (17 points) and Sela Filo (14) as Hurricane decimated Dixie 62-40 Thursday night. The win puts the Tigers at 5-2 in region, still two games back of No. 1 Desert Hills, but in a tie with Snow Canyon for second place and in great playoff position.

Hurricane never really gave Dixie a chance. It was 6-5 early, but Steglich, a 5-foot-7 junior, hit an inside basket to start an 11-2 run to close out the first quarter. Gubler followed Steglich’s bucket with three straight of her own, including two inside baskets sandwiched around a 3-pointer. Steglich closed the first period with a 15-footer to make it 17-7. Dixie’s only basket in the five-minute stretch was a Hadli Gledhill jumper.

The Lady Tigers outscored Dixie 11-6 in the second quarter to build the lead to 28-14 and the romp was on. Steglich hit her only 3-pointer of the night in the second period. Hurricane, which has won three straight, also got 8 rebounds and 3 assists from Filo, who had her best game since December of 2012. The 17 points for Steglich is a career-high.

The Lady Tigers, 10-6 overall, play at home against last-place Pine View next Tuesday night before three straight road games against the first place (D-Hills), second place (Snow Canyon) and fourth place (Canyon View) teams in the region.

The Lady Flyers, who had won two straight heading into the game with Hurricane, got 18 points from Alexa Estridge and 8 from Gledhill, but star Liz Empey was held to just 4 points.

Dixie, 7-8 and 2-5, has a battle at Desert Hills Tuesday night, then visits Cedar next Thursday. The Lady Flyers are in fifth place, a game behind Canyon View.

Stats: HHS 62, DHS 40

 

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Alexa Estridge (22) looks for a shot, Hurricane at Dixie, St. George,
Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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Maddie Hall, Hurricane at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
hoto by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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Taylor Whitson (20) shoots over Brooklyn Gubler (32),
Hurricane at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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iz Empey (21) looks for a shot, Hurricane at Dixie,
St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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Hurricane at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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Sela Filo, Hurricane at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.
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Brooklyn Gubler drives with Liz Empey on the defense,
Hurricane at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 |
Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News.