By William

LITTLE RIVER – Playing for the second night in a row, the Little River girls basketball team took charge in the first half at home on Tuesday against Wakefield and then hung on in the second half to earn a 10-point, 37-27 victory.

After jumping out to a nine-point, 11-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, the Lady Redskins pushed their advantage out to 16 at 24-8 by the halftime break before stumbling in the third quarter with just three points, though Wakefield only had nine and could only squeeze the deficit down to just 10. Little River and Wakefield played dead even ball in the fourth with each hitting for 10 points, giving the Lady Redskins the final margin of victory.

“Good game by the girls tonight,” noted Little River Head Coach Trey Look. “Our focus was great for our second game in two nights. We did a good job of taking care of the ball which led to us getting open shots. First half we really worked our offense and defensively were able to hold them into taking tough shots and forcing turnovers.”

Wakefield shot better from the field than Little River hitting 37% of their 30 attempts while the Lady Redskins connected on 35% but they also shot the ball 46 times. Little River showed great offensive control and team play as they recorded 12 assists on 16 made shots from the field. On defense the Lady Redskins forced Wakefield into making 21 turnovers.

Three Lady Redskins led the team in scoring as Emma McBride, Lily Boughfman and Riley Bruce all hit for eight points on the evening. Boughfman led the team in rebounds and assists with six and three.

Coach Look concluded his game reflections by saying, “We came out pretty slow in the third quarter and weren’t working the offense. It’s always good to have several girls score as that shows that we were sharing the ball and seeing the floor pretty well. Now we’ll get a day to rest and refocus as we prepare for two more games yet this week.”

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS? Now 10-6 for the season, the Lady Redskins continue their very busy week on Thursday with a makeup game at home with Centre before taking to the road on Friday to play at Solomon.


SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

Wakefield                    2          6          9          10        = 27

LADY REDSKINS           11        13        3          10        = 37

TEAM STATS:              Wakefield        LADY REDSKINS

Shooting                      11-30 (37%)     16-46 (35%)

3-Pointers                   3-4 (75%)         1-8 (13%)

Free Throws                2-3 (67%)         4-13 (31%)

Rebounds (Off/Def)    21 (5/16)         24 (12/12)

Assists                          5                      12

Turnovers                    21                    9

Steals                           1                      10

Blocked Shots              0                      0

Personal Fouls             13                    10

LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (37 total points): Emma McBride – 8; Lily Boughfman – 8; Riley Bruce – 8; Leah Ayers – 5; Jaylie Bergkamp – 4; Danielle Gadberry – 2; Mackinze Barta – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (1): Leah Ayers – 1.

Rebound Leaders (Off/Def): Lily Boughfman – 6 (3/3); Mackinze Barta – 4 (2/2); Emma McBride – 4 (2/2).

Assists Leader: Lily Boughfman – 3; Danielle Gadberry, Jaylie Bergkamp, Mekenzie Renken, Emma McBride – 2.

Leader in Steals: Riley Bruce, Mekenzie Renken – 2.

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