Published Fri, Feb 17, 2012 1:14 am Dateline
Shelby True scored seven points and had eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Buckeyes on Thursday night as Nelsonville-York fell to Ironton 37-30, ending what was a magical season for the young team.
Absent from the Lady Buckeyes lineup on the night was starting point guard Angela Meade.
Meade suffered a head injury during practice last week and was unable to play vs. Ironton.
Nelsonville-York severely missed her as they struggled to get their offense going early and committed way too many turnovers.
On the night, the Lady Buckeyes committed 29 turnovers as they had three players record at least seven turnovers.
Despite this, Nelsonville-York still fought and kept in the game.
After trailing by as many as 17 points (25-8) in the third quarter, the Lady Buckeyes kept their heads up and started fighting back.
Nelsonville-York went on a 21-5 run to get within one point with a few minutes left, making it anybody’s game.
However, just when it appeared as though Nelsonville-York was about to pull off the impossible, Ironton got back on track.
In desperation time, Ironton forced three Lady Buckeyes turnovers and shut down Nelsonville York’s offense.
Offensively, Ironton did a good job of hitting their free throws, eventually putting the game out of reach with under a minute remaining.
Shelby True led the Lady Buckeyes in the losing effort, scoring seven points and recording eight rebounds. Fellow post player Madison Davis finished with five points and five rebounds.
While Thursday night’s loss stings right now, the Lady Buckeyes can hold their heads up high after an amazing turnaround season in which they improved their win total by nine games (from 4 wins in 2011 to 13 this year).
With the Lady Buckeyes being such a young squad this year, expect to see Nelsonville-York carry over its success into next year.