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The Alexander Lady Spartans had another dominating week in which they went 3-0. When you have won consecutive TVC-Ohio and District titles this dominance is expected. The Spartans now sit at 6-1 and 3-1 in the conference.
The week started off with a 65-41 win against a talented Meigs squad. The Lady Spartans would also defeat Wellston 64-21, more than doubling the score of the Lady Golden Rockets.
Against Wellston Kenna Rice led the way with 24 points, outscoring the Lady Golden Rockets by herself. She shot 11 of 13 from the field to help pace the Lady Spartans. Rachel Richardson would chip in with 14 points.
On Saturday night the Lady Spartans won against Paint Valley in a game that head coach Jeff Grinstead said was one of their best of the season.
Paint Valley scored 40 points in the first half alone, which was more than Alexander had given up all season. Alexander went into the half trailing by six.
A switch was flipped in the second half as the Lady Spartans would allow only 17 points en route to a 74-57 victory. Coach Grinstead felt it was one of the best victories for the Lady Spartans on the young season.
In the game, Rachel Richardson almost had a triple-double. Tallying 29 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
The goal for the Lady Spartans is still a third straight TVC-Ohio title.
“We just have to stay the course. We only have one TVC loss and it came on a really bad shooting night,” Grinstead said.
Alexander has tough games coming up against Marietta and Circleville.
The Alexander boys are doing their best impression of the girls thus far as they have only one loss in the TVC as well, also at the hands of Vinton County.
The Spartans are currently 5-2 overall with a 4-1 record in conference play.
This week saw the Spartans lose to Vinton County 56-69 on Friday. The Spartans were able to take down River Valley 58-49 earlier in the week, however.
A TVC-Ohio title is still within reach for the Spartans. They have defeated tough Athens and Nelsonville-York teams. The Spartans play a challenging out of conference schedule to battle test them for TVC-Ohio play. Aside from the close loss to Vinton County, the Spartans have dispatched of challenging teams with ease this season.
Alexander takes on a gritty Oak Hill team next week to see how ready they are.