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Louisa Lions end year at Eastern View

Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

DaShay Shelton puts pressure on a Mountain View player during the Cyclone Classic tournament on Dec. 27.

The Louisa Lions’ girls’ basketball team traveled to Eastern View High School on Dec. 27 and 28 to participate in a holiday tournament to close out the year.

In the first round of the tournament, the Lions faced the Mountain View High School Wildcats. Both teams came out swinging, but the Wildcats claimed a narrow 10-7 lead after the first quarter. The Lions stayed within striking distance for the rest of the game, but were unable to close the gap, falling 54-46.

“We played hard, but we just didn’t make enough winning plays in the end,” Lions’ head coach Nick Schreck said. “I’m proud of the effort.”

Junior Alexis Miller and sophomore Lydia Wilson led Louisa’s scoring with 12 points apiece.

The Lions played Jefferson District rival Orange County  on Dec. 28 for the third-place game. Despite a rocky start, the Lions bounced back, winning 53-44.

The Hornets came out strong on both sides of the court in the first quarter, outscoring Louisa 13-3. The Lions refocused in the second quarter and ran away with it, putting up 21 points while holding the Hornets to eight to take a narrow 24-21 halftime lead.

The teams matched each other point-for-point throughout the third quarter, but a 16-10 run by Louisa in the final period gave them the edge and the win.

Miller tallied 15 points for Louisa, followed by Wilson with 11. Sophomore Julia Smith added seven points and sophomore Taylor Fifer had six. On defense, Fifer pulled down six rebounds and Miller snagged five.

vs. Fluvanna

The Louisa Lions’ girls’ basketball team traveled to Fluvanna County High School on Dec. 21 for their final district game of 2018.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Jan. 3, 2019 issue.

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