Updated Fri, Jan 25, 2013 10:10 am
The Lady Spartans broke a five game losing streak tonight and made a significant transformation since their game against Oak Hill last Saturday, coming out more focused to defeat the Meigs Lady Marauders, 49-40.
It was back-and-forth for most of the first half. Meigs kept the pressure on Alexander, trailing them 10-7 at the end of the first quarter but the Lady Spartans pushed back by executing plays, knocking down shots and making the ever important free throws which allowed them to pull away, ending the first half with a 26-16 lead.
Throughout the second half, Alexander continued to press and was able to force Meigs to turn the ball over 12 times. The Lady Spartans out rebounded the Lady Marauders 35-25 tonight, something Coach Scott Hinton expressed his satisfaction about.
“If we are able to rebound we are able to get out and run and that makes us a much better basketball team,” he said.
Alexander also significantly improved on their turnovers, only turning the ball over 12 times compared to the 31 they had against Oak Hill.
Alexander’s Carrie Nostrant and Allyson Malone both attained a double-double tonight and four girls scored in the double digits. Nostrant also sank a buzzer-beater three-pointer for Alexander to end the first quarter. Marilyn Rankin knocked in 14 points for the Spartans and Kendall Meeks contributed 11 points, 8 rebounds and made 5-of-8 free throws.
Brittany Krautter scored 13 points and snatched three rebounds for Meigs while Kelsey Hudson had 10 points and four rebounds.