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2013-01-03 / Sports

Lexington Misses Salado 38-33

by Mike Organ


Madison Bexley gets off a shot between two Salado defenders. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Madison Bexley gets off a shot between two Salado defenders. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Lady Eagles missed seven straight free-throws, leaving them down 30-28, very late in the fourth quarter, as they lost their third straight district game. Lexington was able to steal the ball, block out on rebounds, and get the shots they needed to win, but the ball just would not go in the bucket.

Lexington gave the former 3A team all they wanted before failing at the charity stripe. Lexington fell behind early in the first quarter before a couple of three-point shots by Kristin Boettcher and Mackenzie Brown brought the Lady Eagles back into contention. The second quarter was like the first, as Lexington fell further behind, trailing 22-12 at halftime.

The third quarter saw Lexington warming up at the three-point arc, as Christen Schneider and Madison Bexley dropped a couple of long shots, with Lexington closing to 29-22 at the end of the period.

Lexington actually won the fourth period 11-9, despite going 1-8 at the charity stripe. Lexington got the free throws as they drove toward the basket, drawing fouls from the home team. Brown led Lexington in scoring with 10 points.

Defensively, Schneider grabbed seven rebounds and seven steals. Boettcher was credited with six steals, as the local thievery topped 20 incidents.

The Lexington JV dropped a close game to Salado also.



Kristin Boettcher heads to the basket on a drive. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Kristin Boettcher heads to the basket on a drive. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

Christen Schneider gets a layup early in the Lexington/Salado match. PHOTO BY 
MIKE ORGAN. Christen Schneider gets a layup early in the Lexington/Salado match. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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