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Lady Phantoms go on scoring frenzy in runaway win over Mayer

Grand Canyon Lady Phantoms play against Ash Fork in an earlier game.
Photo by Loretta McKenney.

Grand Canyon Lady Phantoms play against Ash Fork in an earlier game.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The Lady Phantoms chalked up another runaway win Jan. 6, defeating the Mayer Wildcats 54-31 at home.

A slow first quarter saw the Wildcats with a 4-point lead, but the Lady Phantoms came roaring back with a monster second quarter. Led by Meme Jeter-Nanacasia and Savannah Longhoma, the Lady Phantoms outscored the Wildcats 26-3.

Jeter-Nanacasia led all scorers with 20 points, going 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and finishing the game with a 50 percent field goal percentage. She also contributed four steals, two assists and two rebounds.

Longhoma had a breakout game with 16 points, seven steals, five assists and five rebounds, including two 3-pointers. She was 100 percent from the free throw line. Freshmen Kara Austin and Alana Keebahe each scored 6 points; Cayli Miles and Monica Dimas rounded out the scorers with 3 points each.

With the win, the Lady Phantoms’ record stands at 9-1, the only loss coming to conference rival Mogollon. They are currently ranked third (3-1) in the 1A Central standings behind Mogollon (4-0) and Cibecue (4-1).

The Lady Phantoms face Holbrook Indian School at home Jan. 10 and Ash Fork at home Jan. 11.

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