|Lancer girls shoot down Archers by nineteen|
|Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:29 PM|
With 4:51 remaining in the first quarter, a frighteningly loud boom put the gymnasium into sudden and total darkness. Fifteen minutes later, play resumed via generator power, albeit with no scoreboard, no PA system and very dim lighting. The score was displayed to the crowd via volleyball flip scorecards.
The Lancers led 10-2 at the time of the power outage and they increased that lead to 16-5 after one quarter, mainly by forcing eight Antwerp turnovers in the first eight minutes. Seven of Lincolnview’s eight fielders were layups.
The Archers, however, bounced back in the second quarter, winning those eight minutes 14-8 to trail by only five at the half, 24-19.
“That long layoff kinda took the wind out of our sails because we were playing pretty well until all that happened,” Lancer coach Dan Williamson said. “But we found a way to get our energy back and extended our lead there (in the third quarter).”
If there was any doubt at all at that point, the Lancers quickly removed it in the fourth period with a 13-4 skein beginning with a Katie Dye breakaway layup and also featuring two Julia Thatcher free throws, a Dye layup, a Christine Stemen trey from the left wing, a Thatcher breakaway layup and a Dye layup.
Lincolnview dominated in field goal shooting, hitting 49 percent (24-of-49) to 37 percent (11-of-30), and turnovers, committing only 12 to Antwerp’s 27. Rebounding was a standoff — 20-20. Free throws were not a factor and not impressive for either team — Antwerp hitting 53 percent (8-of-15), Lincolnview 50 percent (2-of-4).
The Lancers had a nicely-balanced scoring attack led by Dye and Thatcher with 14 and 12, respectively. The other three starters — Kaylee Thatcher, Claire Dye and Brant — had six each.
Antwerp was led by its talented senior, Alexis Jones, with 16. Kaiya Jemison added 10. Only two other Archers scored, however, and those two totaled six points between them.
Although the hosts shot a high percentage and had a slew of nice assists, it was their defense that stood out.