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Bluestone jayvee girls improve record to 8-2

SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2014
The Junior Lady Barons had a good week of basketball as they defeated Cumberland on Tuesday and won both of their matchups with Goochland.

The girls topped Cumberland on the road 37-17 and then beat Goochland on Wednesday 27-17 and Friday by the score of 27-12.

In its Tuesday night game with Cumberland, the lady jayvees flat out trounced their opponent, not allowing Cumberland to score 20 points in the entire game.

Bluestone took a 17- 6 lead into the half and then held Cumberland to a total of 11 points in second half play while adding 20 to its score.

The Barons were paced by Deija Darden with 10 points. Aryanna Patrick scored eight points on the night. Sierra Carpenter and Dymond Robertson added six points each.

Team Scores:

Bluestone: Oliver 2, Smith 1, Jennings 2, Dym. Robertson 6, D. Robertson 2, Patrick 8, Carpenter 6 and Darden 10.



Bluestone 27, 
Goochland 17

Bluestone defeated Goochland by 15 points on Wednesday night in a home outing.

Bluestone put up 13 points in the first half and held Goochland to four points — keeping Goochland scoreless in the second period.

The junior Baron girls had a lackluster third period, scoring only two points in the frame. But the team bounced back in the final quarter to score 12 points and pull away for the 10-point victory.

Carpenter paced the ladies with nine points in the game; Tayia Smith added eight.

Team Scores:

Bluestone: Oliver 2, Smith 8, D. Robertson 2, Patrick 2, Carpenter 9 and Darden 4.

Goochland: Booker 11, Elasha 2 and Woodley 4.



Bluestone 27, 
Goochland 12

The jayvee girls won their Friday night game with Goochland by 15 points. Stats were unavailable at press time.



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