The Louisa Lions’ girls’ basketball team closed out their season in the Region 4B quarterfinals on Feb. 26, falling to the Hanover Hawks 56-41.
The Hawks took the early lead, sinking 12 points from outside the arch in the first quarter. Freshman Olivia McGhee led the offense in the same period, putting up seven points as Louisa trailed 18-12. The Lions locked down on defense in the second, holding Hanover to six points, while putting up eight to cut the lead to 24-20.
The Lions stayed in striking distance throughout the third quarter, with junior Alexis Chapman going five-for-five from the foul line to help pull them to 35-32. Free throws proved to be the deciding factor in the game, with the Hawks sinking 15 of 18 foul shots for the final score.
“I thought that our effort was there all night and we competed with them,” said Head Coach Nick Schreck.”We were locked in defensively and played them really hard all the way to the end. This was a great experience for our team and we showed how much we have grown this season.
“This is a special group of girls and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to coach them,” he continued. “We have something very special happening in this program and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in the future.”
McGhee was the top scorer for the Lions, putting up 14 points. Freshman Haley Walker followed with nine, and Chapman added eight.
The Lions end the season with a 14-10 record.