Published Thu, Feb 9, 2012 11:29 pm Dateline
After a three game losing streak, the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes (13-7, 4-5 in the Tri-Valley Conference) finished their regular season with a 44-21 victory over the Alexander Lady Spartans (2-18, 2-8 TVC-Ohio).
The Lady Buckeyes started the first quarter pressuring the Lady Spartans on defense, causing many turnovers and missed shots. Jennah Addis and Abbie Talbert shined early on and threw off Alexander’s game plan on offense. Through one quarter, the Lady Buckeyes were able to accumulate 10 points, while the Lady Spartans managed to score four.
The second quarter was the same story for Alexander. It seemed like no one was willing to step up and take shots. The Lady Buckeyes started to run away with their lead and keep up their pressure on the Lady Spartans. Shelby True was able to start connecting on her shots in the paint and was a reliable force on offense. As Nelsonville-York was pulling things together, Alexander was falling apart. The Lady Spartans were scoreless in the second quarter.
Alexander ended their cold offensive streak after halftime as Kaylee Koker took charge. But the Lady Buckeyes picked things up where they left off in the first half, adding to their controllable lead.
Cassidy Dupler was a spark off the bench, scoring seven points. True was the game’s leading scorer with 15 and added eight rebounds. Madison Davis contributed eight points, and Addis and Angela Meade led the team in hustle.
Nelsonville-York finished the regular season with a 13-7 record, improving on last season by nine wins. As the young Lady Buckeyes continue to improve, it will be exciting to see what they will be able to accomplish within the next few years.
Alexander ends their season with a 2-18 record after going 15-5 a year ago. This was a rebuilding year for the Lady Spartans, a team that has no seniors and seven freshmen on their roster.