Lackluster efforts enough to give WHS twin triumphs
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:53 pm
The Lady Chargers topped Milan, 47-31, behind 14 and 11 points from Teddy Vincent and Kaley Leyhue, respectively, while Jacob Lloyd’s 17 points and Javier Gordon’s 13 paced the Chargers to a 62-47 victory over the Bulldogs.
In the girls contest, Westview shot uncharacteristically poorly from the free-throw line and committed several unforced turnovers but used a dominating third period to pull away from the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Chargers led 11-5 after one period but found themselves trailing 16-15 with 1:28 to play in the half after Milan’s Jasmine Scott drained a trey from the top of the key.
A driving layup by Leyhue and a pair of free throws from Kaitlyn Harrelson sent Westview to the halftime break on top 19-16.
Vincent, who was scoreless in the first half, caught fire with 10 straight points in the third stanza to lead Westview to a 34-22 advantage heading into the fourth period.
The Lady Chargers continued the onslaught in the final eight minutes, outscoring Milan 13-9 to win by 16 points.
Center Calandria Royster led the visitors with 12 tough points in the paint, while Sara Reagan added 10 points.
Jacey Sims and Taylor Swaim added six points each for Westview, as did Kendall Leyhue, who contributed six points off the bench.
With the win, the Lady Chargers improved to 14-6 (6-2), while the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-11 (1-7).
In the nightcap, a hot start in the first stanza and a solid effort in the second period helped ninth-ranked Westview overcome a lackluster second-half performance to hand Milan its eighth straight district loss of the season.
The Chargers exploded off the opening tipoff with a 15-3 run and built their advantage to 26-11 at the end of the opening frame behind 10 points from Lloyd.
Westview continued its domination in the second period, thanks largely to back-to-back treys from the left wing by Antonio Hogard and Dillon Gardner, to outscore the Bulldogs 15-8.
Gordon’s layup off an alley-oop pass by Hogard at the buzzer gave the Chargers a 41-19 advantage at halftime.
The two connected again midway through the third period when Hogard’s steal led to another Gordon layup to put Westview up 48-28.
However, the Dawgs went on a 16-5 run over the next eight-and-a-half minutes to pull within 11, down 53-44 with 2:34 to play.
But, Westview answered with a 9-3 run to close the game and win by 15.
Brandon Hudson’s five 3-pointers and 17 points led Milan as the lone player to score in double figures.
The Chargers improved to 14-4 (6-2), while Milan dropped to 3-13 (0-8).
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