CANTON — Canton-Galva’s girls, down a point to county rival Inman going into the fourth quarter on Monday, clamped down on the defensive end and scored just enough points at their own end to escape with a 35-30 victory in the first round of the Class 2A Ell-Saline sub-state.
Inman used a 14-11 third-quarter advantage to take a 27-26 lead heading into the final period, but the Eagles allowed only three fourth-quarter points, while scoring seven of their nine points in the quarter at the foul line.
Kelli Nightingale scored 13 points for C-G, while Cassidy Enns chipped in with 12. Inman was led by Maci DeWitt with 10 points.
The Eagles, now 12-9, move on to play Berean on Thursday in Brookville. Inman finished its year 7-14.