Alexander Lady Spartans: Dec. 28- Jan. 3

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After a heartbreaking loss and rough start to a three-game week, the Lady Spartans (9-2) dug down deep and finished their week with two non-conference wins.

After coming off a one-game week last week, Alexander had a lot to look forward to this week with three non-conference games.

The Lady Spartans opened up on Dec. 28 with a tough loss to an undefeated South Webster team (9-0). Losing 59-48, the Lady Spartans led by as much as eight points in the first half. However they couldn’t stop Kimber Johnson and the Lady Jeeps in the third quarter. South Webster went on a 13-3 run, taking the lead and never looking back.

“We played well, but didn’t play well enough to win,” Alexander coach Cory Mcknight said.

Leading scorer Rachel Richardson finished the game with 22 points, but the freshman sat the bench for a decent amount of the game due to foul trouble.

Leah Richardson contributed, notching 12 points, four assists and three steals against a tough South Webster team who started four seniors.

Two days later, the Lady Spartans went on the road and battled McClain.

Leah Richardson played an unbelievable game, scoring 31 points, giving the Lady Spartans the 59-44 victory.

Rachel Richardson added 12 points to the scoreboard and ten of those points came crucial in the third quarter when the Lady Spartans pulled away.

Leading by ten at halftime, Alexander’s big second half propelled them past McClain and gave them their eighth win of the season.

“I felt like we really shared the ball and it led to a lot of offensive success,” Mcknight said.

Jala Mace also contributed nine points.

Dec. 2 the Lady Spartans headed back home to host Oak Hill.

It was another game of sharing the ball and offensive balance as the Lady Spartans pulled out a 72-48 victory.

Leah Richardson scored 25 points and Nicole Hudnall contributed 12.

The Lady Spartans have a week off before they travel to Vinton County on Jan. 11 for a conference game against the Lady Vikings.