Charity shots key for WHS

Charity shots key for WHS

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:35 am
By: Stephanie Sturgis – Weakley County Press Sports Editor

Charity shots key for WHS

Reach Out — Dyersburg’s Rachel Gallow (front) tries to beat Lady Charger Teddy Vincent to a loose ball during Westview’s win on Monday night. Photo by Stephanie Sturgis
The saying “charity begins at home” certainly applied to the host Dyersburg Lady Trojans in their loss to the Westview Lady Chargers Monday night.
Westview hit nearly three times more charity shots than the Lady Trojans attempted in their 44-33 win in the District 13-AA consolation game.
Westview went 20-of-26 at the free-throw stripe, while Dyersburg hit on just 3-of-7 attempts. The bulk of those WHS free throws were made in the decisive fourth quarter. The Lady Chargers held a slim 24-22 lead heading into the final frame. In the fourth, WHS hit 11-of-16 charity shots.
“We’re proud to finish third. This is a tough district,” WHS head coach Sean Stephenson said.
After a miserable first half for both teams that ended in a 10-all tie, WHS got a second-half lift from Breanna Pitcher. The senior tallied 16 of her game-high 19 points after the intermission.
“I told them at halftime we had to play at a higher tempo on offense. Breanna made smart decision about when to drive and when to shoot,” Stephenson noted.
The free throws also helped in the third to counter Dyersburg’s Kay K. Tate. Tate sat out the first half but pitched in 10 points in the third. WHS hit 7-of-8 free throws to go with Pitcher’s seven points for the two-point edge heading into the fourth.

District 13-AA Tournament
Consolation
Feb. 21 at Dyersburg
GIRLS
Westview (44) — Breanna Pitcher 19, Taylor Swaim 8, Teddy Vincent 6, Kaley Leyhue 6, Jacey Sims 5.
Dyersburg (33) — Kay K. Tate 13, Jolyta Taylor 9, Madison Butler 5, Rudy Wesley 3, Chari Swift 2, Rachel Dadlon 1.
3-pointers: Westview — Pitcher (3), Sims; Dyersburg — Tate (2), Wesley, Butler.
Records: Westview 21-10, Dyersburg 24-8.

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