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February 15, 2017

Bomber Basketball was featured on the 2.15.17 stltoday.com website. "The stars came out to shine on Wednesday. And they did not disappoint. But it was the John Burroughs supporting cast that made the difference. Freshmen Hallie Williams and Sophia Crowley came up with big plays at key junctures to help the Bombers to a 64-51 win over Lutheran South in a Metro League contest at Burroughs. Burroughs junior Alison Gill scored a game-high 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. South standout Leketor Member-Meneh was just as impressive with 32 points and 17 boards. But Williams and Crowley came through at the most opportune times. 'This was really exciting because our opponent is really good,' Williams said. 'We just used our momentum in the fourth quarter and we turned it into a win. I'm real excited about this.' Williams broke a 37-37 tie with a layup at the outset of the fourth quarter. It kick-started a 27-point fourth-quarter explosion for the Bombers. Gill then followed with a stick-back and the hosts were off and running. Crowley added six free throws the rest of the way as her team improved to 9-13 overall and 2-4 in league play. 'We've got some young players, but we're growing up and we're learning,' Burroughs coach John Merritt said. 'We get 20 points out of Hallie and Sophia and that makes a huge difference. It's one of those things that make this look like it's an easy win when, in reality, we're fighting tooth-and-nail to win.' Gill was extremely proud of her team, which snapped a four-game losing streak. 'It's a great win because they beat us earlier in the year,' said Gill of a 61-54 loss on Jan. 4 in the Burroughs Tournament. 'We switched to a 2-3 zone and I think it made a difference.' The Bombers snapped a five-game losing streak against South beating their rival for the first since Feb. 18, 2011. ... "