Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lake Region over Oak Hill, 54-45

Lake Region came into its game against Oak Hill as the favorite, but with no returning starters and only one senior. However, the moment didn't get too big for the Lakers, and Sydney Hancock shined, scoring 20 points as Lake Region won 54-45.

Hancock would score the first 5 points of the game, and give a preview for how she would perform the rest of the game. Chassidy Hilchey would score Oak Hill's only 4 points of the quarter as Lake Region led 7-4 after the first.

Oak Hill's Maggie Sabine would score the first 7 points for her team in the second quarter. Lake Region was more balanced, with six scorers in the quarter as the Lakers went on an 11-0 run after the teams were tied at 11. The Raiders would go on a 6-0 run of their own to end the half, capped off by a Darby Beaulieu jumper with only a few seconds left. Lake Region held a 22-17 lead at halftime.

Beaulieu would continue her scoring into the second half, scoring the first 4 points for Oak Hill. With Lake Region getting into foul trouble, the Raiders would go on an 8-2 run to cut their deficit to 2 midway through the quarter. Sabine would pick up her fourth foul, and wit her off the court, the Lakers would go on a 5-0 run to try and pull away. Oak Hill wouldn't go away, however, as Julie Morneault would get fouled at the buzzer and hit all three free throws. It was only a 38-36 Lake Region lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The teams would keep it close until Hancock hit a big 3-pointer with 4:12 to play, giving the Lakers a 46-40 lead. They wouldn't look back, as Tiana-Jo Carter scored 6 points and Hancock 5 in the fourth as lake Region pulled way. They would play keep away and force Oak Hill to foul at the end, cruising to a 54-45 win. Lake Region will next play in the Semifinals Thursday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.


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