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Lady Lions score elusive first win

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Faith Davis drives around a Monticello defender as the Lions work their way to their first win of the season.
Photo by Derek Chapman

The Louisa Lady Lions were able to put their first tic in the win column for the season last week, following a 56-54 overtime win over the Monticello Mustangs on Jan. 5.

“We just went back to the basics at practices and got to work on the little things that helped us execute both our offense and defense.” Lions’ head coach Nick Schreck said. “We went into the game very confident and played for four solid quarters.”

Both teams hit the court ready to play. The Lions took a narrow 11-8 lead after the opening period. Louisa added 19 points in the second quarter, while the Mustangs put up 16, 12 of which came from outside the three-point arch. At the halftime break, the Lions held a 30-24 lead over Monticello.

The Mustangs started closing the gap in the third quarter, adding 11 points to their total, while holding the Lions to seven, to pull to 37-35 after the third quarter.

The final eight minutes were a battle for the final lead. Sophomore Alexis Miller and senior Terriana Neely each put up five points in that final period to keep the Lions within striking distance. Monticello’s Dasha Kinlaw put up seven of the team’s 14 fourth quarter points.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 11 edition of The Central Virginian.

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