Chargers sweep past league foe

Chargers sweep past league foe

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:03 pm

Chargers sweep past league foe | Chargers sweep past league foe
By RANDY CAVIN
Press Sports
This time, Westview used the broom.
Both Westview teams bounced back from being swept at Covington earlier last week with a sweep of their own Friday night at South Gibson.
The Westview girls’ team jumped out to an early lead and then had to fend off a stubborn Lady Hornets’ squad for a 44-36 win. In the boys’ game, the Chargers had very little difficulty putting away the Hornets with a 65-32 thrashing.
Westview 44, SG 36 (G)
The Lady Chargers took advantage of an early lead to hold off the Lady Hornets (5-5 and 3-3), even though Westview had trouble making shots throughout the game. The Lady Chargers did not execute plays the way they are accustomed to, but thanks to some poor shooting by the Lady Hornets in key possessions, Westview was able to come away with the win.
“We didn’t execute the way we really wanted to and didn’t shoot the ball particularly well,” Westview head coach Sean Stephenson said. “I thought we had some open shots, but we didn’t knock them down.”
The Lady Chargers went out in front 12-4 at the end of the first period thanks to Tiffany Rechis hitting a 3-pointer just before time ran out. But, the Lady Hornets came back on Westview in the second period, pulling to within a basket before Teddy Vincent hit back-to-back buckets to end the half and give Westview a six-point lead.
In the third, the Lady Chargers saw more of their shots missing the hoop, which enabled South Gibson to creep back into the game. With just one minute left in the period South Gibson’s Destiny Donald hit a big layup to make it a one-point game. Rechis made it a three-point game with a layup of her own just before the end of the period.
The Lady Chargers extended their lead to 12 in the final period of play with runs of five and six straight points, four different players scoring in those spurts. Kaley Leyhue hit a jump shot to make it a 10-point ballgame.
Westview 65, SG 32 (B)
It was all Westview from the opening tip as the Chargers set the tone early in the contest.
Jazell Baker hit a 3-pointer on Westview’s first possession just eight seconds into the contest. By the 2:30 mark, the Chargers had a commanding 18-2 lead.
The Chargers used a swarming defense with a fullcourt press and traps to force the Hornets (3-7 and 1-5) into making turnovers and rushing shots. That enabled Westview to overrun South Gibson and limit the home squad to an average of six points in the first three periods of the game.
“Our game plan was to give them pressure and we thought that was our strength,” Westview coach J.B. Suiter said.
“We were able to get a lot of turnovers and get a lot of easy transition points and open up a good lead in the first quarter and maintain it.”
For the game the Chargers had 13 players to score and hit six 3-pointers. Published in  The WCP 12.20.11

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