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2011-11-17 / Sports

Middle School Girls Kick Off BB Season

7th Grade Girls Bully the Lady Bulldogs with an 18-4 Win
by Mark Strain


Lexington’s 7th Grade girls work tough defense against their opponents. Pictured above, Jaclyn Alford, Dessiny Turk and Megan Walch put pressure on the Lady Bulldogs during last week’s game. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington’s 7th Grade girls work tough defense against their opponents. Pictured above, Jaclyn Alford, Dessiny Turk and Megan Walch put pressure on the Lady Bulldogs during last week’s game. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. With Volleyball behind us, the Lexington Middle School Girls kicked off their basketball season by traveling to Thorndale on Thursday, November 10, to take on the Lady Dogs. The first game of the night was to be a hybrid mix of 7th grade and 8B girls for Thorndale. The first half of the game would pit the Thorndale mix against the Lady Eagle 7th grade, while the second half of the game would be the Thorndale mix against Lexington’s 8B.

Thorndale was only able to field four 7th grade girls and combined the team with four more 8B girls to make the team. The opening tip off went to Thorndale, but the rest of the first half belonged to Lexington 7th grade.

The 7th grade Lady Eagles were fast to the ball and stole the ball almost at will. In the first period, Thorndale was held scoreless while Lexington 7th grader #4 Jaclyn Alford was able to score two buckets, giving Lexington a 4-0 first period lead.


Whitney Willrich watches the Lady Bulldog, waiting for an opportunity to strike and strip the ball away from her opponent. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Whitney Willrich watches the Lady Bulldog, waiting for an opportunity to strike and strip the ball away from her opponent. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. At the start of the second period, Lady Eagle #33 Dessiny Turk added 2 points. When Thorndale went to inbound the ball, #21 Madison Stefek stole the ball, made a good pass to # 4 Kynslie Meyer, who added 2 more points to Lexington’s lead. The ball went back and forth until Stefek made another full court pass to #14 Clarissa Parker, who put in 2.

Up and down the court they went until Alford stole the ball and put up a missed shot, but Stefek was able to score off of the rebound. Another Stefek pass to # 42 Megan Walch and the lead went up by 2, taking the score to 14-0, with the clock winding down to halftime. With four seconds left on the clock, the Lady Dogs were able to score for the first and only time of the half. Half time score was Lexington’s 7th grade 14 to Thorndale’s 2.


Karsen Ross dribbles. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Karsen Ross dribbles. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. At the start of the second half, Lexington ran the 8B team out on to the court to face the same Thorndale hybrid team. The second half seemed to be a little more evenly matched with a slower pace and lots of defense, before Thorndale broke loose and scored the first points of the 3rd quarter, making the score 14-4 Lexington.

After another round of back and forth, Lexington 8th grader #20 Shakora Latimar stole the ball and went the distance to score 2 more for Lexington. The 3rd quarter ended 16-4.

In the fourth quarter, a threeplayer pass went from #40 Chelsye Hammond to #34 Bailee Smith to #45 Mariam Villalobos, who shot 2 more points to make the new and final score of the night 18-4.



Kennedee Herklotz watches as the ball soars toward the basket. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Kennedee Herklotz watches as the ball soars toward the basket. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

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