The Norwalk girls’ basketball team was in danger of dropping a fifth-straight game.
But the Lady Truckers finished strong and topped Buckeye Central 44-37 Thursday in non-league action at NHS.
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Trailing 22-17 at halftime, Norwalk outscored the visitors 27-15 in the second half.
“It’s been the second night in a row (the other a 41-30 loss to Lorain Wednesday) we didn’t shoot the ball well,’’ Lady Truckers coach Brock Manlet said. “The difference is we played defense, especially in the second half against Buckeye Central.”
Buckeye Central had 34 turnovers on the night and Norwalk limited the visitors to four points in the third quarter.
Norwalk (10-11) tied the game at 26-26 after three quarters with a 6-1 advantage in the final 1:10.
The game was tied five times in the final quarter, the last one at 37-37 with 3:46 left.
However, the Lady Truckers ended the game on a 7-0 run, led by Sydnie Fetherolf’s five points.
Fetherolf led Norwalk with 16 points, including 10 in the second half.
Jocelyn Thomas added 10 points.
Read more in Friday's Norwalk Reflector and Sandusky Register.