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Lady Barons slip to second place in JRD with Goochland loss
SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2014
The Lady Barons played three games last week, traveling to Cumberland on Tuesday and prevailing over the Lady Dukes, 57-49. The girls played Goochland at home on Wednesday and won 52-45 before going on to meet Goochland on the road Friday night. Bluestone lost that game, 58-39.
The outcome moved the Bluestone varsity girls to 8-2 in the James River District and 10-2 overall. Amelia and Buckingham are tied for first place with 9-1 conference records.
Bluestone is scheduled to play Prince Edward on Wednesday night at home, travel to Amelia on Thursday and face Buckingham at home on Friday.
Bluestone 57, Cumberland 49
The Lady Barons opened the week with a 57-49 victory over the Lady Dukes. Bluestone outscored Cumberland in every quarter but the third.
The game was close in the first period — Bluestone put up 15 points and Cumberland 12.
The Baron girls put some distance between the teams, outpointing Cumberland 12-7 in the second frame to take a 27-19 lead into halftime.
Cumberland outpaced Bluestone in the third period by one point, 12-11. The teams were also within one point of each other in the fourth period, 19-18, with Cumberland needing much more to win.
Bluestone had four players in double figures in the game. Alexis Walton led the way with 16. Ivy Watson and Laurine Jordan had 12 points each; Essence Pulliam added 11.
The team had 41 rebounds, seven assists and 11 steals.
Bluestone: I. Watson 12, Walton 16, D. Watson 4, Thornton 2, Pulliam 11 and Jordan 12.
Bluestone 52, Goochland 45
Bluestone held on to win this game after some early foul trouble landed Walton and a couple of other Baron players on the bench to watch most of the first half of play.
There was 6:15 left in the first period before anyone scored. Bluestone eventually went up 6-4 before Goochland battled back to take an 11-10 lead at the end of the first period.
Bluestone battled hard in the second period and outscored Goochland 12-8. Diamond Watson led Bluestone in the frame with six points. Kelsey Thornton had some good rebounds and defense during this period to help her teammates.
The second half was close, with Bluestone outscoring Goochland 30-26 in the frame.
Walton re-entered the game on fire and put up 15 points in the second half after she scored only two points in the first quarter. The Lady Barons took a 37-36 lead into the final quarter.
Walton led the Lady Barons with 17. Thornton followed with nine points.
Bluestone: D. Watson 6, Thompson 1, Jordan 5, I. Watson 8, Walton 17, Thornton 9 and Pulliam 4.
Goochland: Kretzer 5, Morris 16, Liddle 7, Robinson 2, Keith 6 and Lopez 7.
Goochland 58, Bluestone 39
Goochland came back on Friday and defeated the Lady Barons on their home court. Stats for this game were unavailable at press time.
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