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Lady Barons host Chatham for scrimmage

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Destiny Pettus pushes the ball upcourt. / November 22, 2017
The Bluestone girls basketball team welcomed Chatham High School to Skipwith Friday for Bluestone's first scrimmage of the preseason.

The game was played with each quarter starting out 0-0. Bluestone was unable to outright win any quarter of play, but the girls did show some good signs of competitiveness.

Chatham won the first quarter 14-6 after jumping out to a 9-0 lead. Bluestone got the score to 9-4 at the 2:14 mark behind some improved defensive play.

Destiny Pettus, Erin Strider and Iesha Hicks got a bucket each for Bluestone in the first quarter. The girls were eight-of-16 from the line in the first.

The second quarter ended at 20-12, in Chatham’s favor, and was the most competitive quarter for each team. Chatham hit the first shot but Bluestone’s Kayla Williams responded with a nice put-back.

Hicks and Pettus got back-to-back baskets for the 5-2 Bluestone lead. Strider hit a shot as did teammate Tia Canada.

Bluestone held the lead until 10-8 when Chatham went on a 6-2 run and ended the quarter up 20-12.

The third quarter ended at 25-8. Bluestone never really getting their feet up under them. Pettus dropped a trey, a deuce and a foul shot for six points. Madison Lort had a bucket.

Chatham walked out to a 13-0 lead before Lort hit a charity shot in the 17-7 fourth final. Hicks knocked down a three and Williams added another bucket.

The Lady Barons were scheduled to scrimmage Halifax County last night (Tuesday) before going on Thanksgiving break.

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