Lloyd leads comeback
Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:45 am
As a result, the Westview boys had to erase a 20-point deficit in order to close out the regular season with a win.
Thanks to 19 third-quarter points from Jacob Lloyd, the Chargers were able to rally back into the lead and take a 77-68 win over the host Milan Bulldogs.
With a big second quarter showing, the Westview girls made it a sweep on a 41-28 win over the host Lady Bulldogs.
While nothing went Westview’s way in the first half of the boys game, Milan could do no wrong. The Chargers committed turnovers and the Bulldogs rode six points from Rashawn Mays for a 13-9 lead after a quarter.
Westview struggled against the Bulldogs’ zone and managed just nine more points in the second quarter. Milan’s Trey Belew caught fire in the second quarter with 13 of his team-high 30 points. Belew put the exclamation point on the half with a halfcourt trey to beat the buzzer and give Milan a 38-18 halftime lead.
The Westview defense set the foundation for its rally early in the third quarter. The Chargers’ amplified the fullcourt pressure and repeatedly tipped and picked off Milan passes. Jazell Baker hit the first of his three 3-pointers in the quarter to trim the gap to 15 at 40-25, forcing Milan into a timeout with 5:50 to play in the third. The Westview defense was undeterred and continued to pilfer Milan passes. Lloyd then went to work scoring 10 of the next 13 WHS points. A Baker steal led to a fastbreak slam by Javier Gordon to slice the Milan lead to five, 45-40, with 2:51 left in the third.
Again a Bulldog timeout was followed by a turnover. On two consecutive possessions, Garrett Vincent’s offensive rebounds set up Lloyd treys. The second 3-pointer put Westview on top for the first time in the game at 46-45. By the end of the frame, Westview had a 54-50 advantage.
Dillon Gardner poured in eight fourth-quarter points to help Westview hold back a MHS rally for a 77-68 win.
Lloyd finished with 32 points followed by Gardner’s 15 and Baker’s 12.
In the girls game, WHS senior Breanna Pitcher carried the momentum from her critical late shot in Tuesday’s win over Covington into the Milan game, connecting for the first four WHS points. She helped propel her team, along with solid offensive rebounding, to a 9-6 lead after a quarter.
Pitcher added five points in the second frame as Westview’s lead hit double digits at 19-9. A spate of turnovers kept the Lady Chargers from growing the lead. At the half, WHS was in front 24-14 en route to the 41-28 victory.
Pitcher led all scorers with 13. Teddy Vincent added a dozen and Kaley Leyhue put in 11 for WHS.
Feb. 11 at Milan
Feb. 8 at Covington