Updated Tue, Nov 27, 2012 9:21 am
Coming off a disappointing end to the 2011-2012 season, the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes were determined to prove themselves this year. Monday night in Nelsonville, the Lady Buckeyes defeated the Sheridan Lady Generals in an offensive showdown, 61-47.
The night started with a back-and-forth scoring battle between Nelsonville-York junior guard Brooke Breeze and Sheridan guard Autumn Hall. Breeze ended the first quarter with six points and finished out the night with 20 points while Hall was right behind with 14. Last year, Breeze averaged just four points a game. The quarter was well matched at came to a close with both teams tied at 12.
The second quarter proved to be Lady General driven. The Sheridan defense was strong and held the Lady Buckeyes’ powerful scoring lineup. Autumn Hall put the Lady General’s ahead 29-27 at the close of the half with a buzzer-beating layup.
The Lady Buckeyes came out of the locker room. Nelsonville-York’s Shelby True started putting up the field goals and ended the game with 10 points. Madison Davis also broke out for the Lady Buckeyes and came alive scoring 14 points and nabbing 10 rebounds on the night. At the end of the third quarter the Lady Buckeyes led 45-39.
With great clock management and the offensive power of Nelsonville-York in the fourth quarter, the Lady Buckeyes were able to start their season with a victory.