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2013-01-10 / Sports

Lexington Ladies Run By Rogers 63-57

by Mike Organ


At the left, Lexington’s Andrea Plummer pulls in a rebound against Rogers. At the left, Lexington’s Andrea Plummer pulls in a rebound against Rogers. The Lexington Lady Eagles captured their first district win Thursday night with an exciting 63-57 overtime win over Rogers. Mackenzie Brown and Madison Bexley led Lexington in the scoring, with 22 and 18 points, respectively. Lexington outscored Rogers 10-4 in the overtime period. Eight of the 10 points were free throws. Free throws had been a mystery to the Lady Eagles until the overtime period. Lexington had made 7 of 22 shots from the stripe prior to overtime. That was the same statistics as from the three-point line.

This game was an exciting match, with both teams taking small leads in route to a tie after four full quarters. In the first quarter, Rogers scored the first four points before Brown dropped a long threepointer. Rogers moved out to a 9-4 lead, when Brown dropped another three. Andrea Plummer scored a couple of baskets from in close and two from the charity stripe, as Lexington led 15-12 at the end of the first period.

Lexington bombed away to start the second period. Bexley made three-pointers on consecutive trips down the court to move Lexington out to a nine point lead. Later in the quarter, Brown dropped another long shot, leaving Lexington ahead at the half 28- 25.

Lexington started quickly in the third quarter with a drive for two, and a runner by Kristen Boettcher, to score. From there the Lady Eagles went into a non-scoring mode for a while, as Rogers took the lead 40- 37 by the time the third quarter ended.

Lexington awakened from their snooze to really get it going in the fourth period. Lexington scored 16 points in the final frame, causing a tie at the end of regulation time. The 16-point quarter was highlighted by another three-pointer by Brown and a couple of twisting, driving lay ups. Bexley also had a pair of deuces and a free throw. The lowlights of the game were that Lexington made only three of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter.

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