The Louisa Lions’ girls’ basketball team hosted the Charlottesville Black Knights on Jan. 8 for their first home game of the new year.
The teams started the game strong, with Charlottesville leading 15-10 after the first quarter. The Lions’ offense stalled in the second period as they struggled to add to their lead, scoring just one free throw in the quarter. The Black Knights, in the meantime, doubled their score, leading 30-11 at the halftime break.
The Lions had better luck on offense in the second half, but were unable to slow down Charlottesville’s offense. The Black Knights outscored the Lions 28-20 in the second half for a final score of 58-31.
Lions coach Nick Schreck said that the team was competitive throughout the game, despite their struggles on offense in the first half.
“Against a fast and athletic team like Charlottesville, we have to try and slow the game down and make the open shots when we have them,” he said. “We didn’t do that in the second quarter. We will learn from this and get better.”
Junior Alexis Miller led Louisa with nine points, followed by sophomores Alexis Chapman and Lydia Wilson with six and five points, respectively.
The Lions returned to The Den on Jan. 10 for a home game against the Monticello Mustangs. The Lions held a lead throughout most of the game, but a late surge gave the Mustangs a slight edge, as they won 56-55.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Jan. 17, 2019 issue.
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