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Lady Baron jayvees topple Cumberland, Amelia in district play

SoVaNow.com / January 30, 2013
The Bluestone jayvee girls won both of their games against league foes this week, topping Cumberland 32-23 and Amelia 22-21.

On Tuesday, the Baron girls jumped out to a 17-6 halftime lead against Cumberland and made it stick as the two teams mostly traded baskets in the second half. The game took a decisive turn in the second period as Bluestone outscored the Junior Lady Dukes by a 9-2 margin en route to the 32-23 win.

For the game, Kelsey Thornton led the Bluestone attack with 12 points, followed by Jenna Harris with six. Two players, Jade Banks and Diamond Walton, each scored four points. Ivy Watson had two.

In their win Thursday against Amelia, the Junior Lady Barons came out on top in a hard-fought defensive struggle. Bluestone started the fourth quarter clinging to a 17-15 lead and barely hung on for the 22-21 victory.

Jenna Harris and Kelsey Thornton were the high scorers for Bluestone, with six points each, and Ivy Watson added four. Three players — Jade Banks, Diamond Watson and Dymond Robertson — scored two.

With the two wins, the jayvee girls improved to 11-1 for the season, 9-1 in James River District action.







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