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Lions fall to Patriots in OT, 61-59

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

Danielle Walton looks for an open teammate during the Lions’ season opener against the Patrick Henry Patriots.

The Louisa County High School girls’ basketball team took their season opener against Patrick Henry into overtime before ultimately falling short, 61-59.

Held in The Den on Nov. 27, the game started off with the Patriots jumping to a 7-2 lead over the first three minutes of the game. Sophomore Alexis Miller hit a three-pointer to bring the score to 7-5 and keep the Lions in it. The Lions kept things within striking distance after the first period, trailing by a narrow 12-11 margin.

The Patriots went on another surge in the second quarter, pulling ahead 23-18 at the midway point. Another Louisa three-pointer, this one from sophomore Sydney Cherry, got Louisa back within two, 23-21.

Cherry sank a second three-point bucket a couple minutes later to put the Lions ahead 26-25. She would end the night with 15 points for the Lions, 12 of which came from outside the arch.

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 30 edition of The Central Virginian.