|T-Bird girls hold off Jefferson in NWC|
|Friday, January 11, 2013 1:37 PM|
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic doubled-up Jefferson 15-7 in the first period and then held off the Lady Wildcats to grab a 48-41 Northwest Conference girls basketball triumph Thursday night inside Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium.
Sydney Santaguida led the Lady Thunderbirds (6-6, 2-2 NWC) with 12 markers and Meredith Shepherd 10.
The Wildcats, who have been struggling offensively the last several games, were a little bit better from the floor this night as they canned 14-of-33 from the floor, 1-of-5 from long range, for 42.4 percent and 13-of-26 at the line for 50 percent. They secured 30 caroms as Stockwell led with seven. However, they turned it over 18 times — another concern from Jefferson head coach Dave Hoffman — and added 14 fouls.
LCC canned 19-of-53 from the floor (5-of-22 beyond the arc) for 35.8 percent and 5-of-12 from the charity stripe (41.7%). They grabbed 40 rebounds (16 offensive) as Shepherd added 11 (to go with 4 assists). Santaguida also dished four assists. LCC added 20 fouls and 14 turnovers.