Lady Bulldogs Hand Tigers Last Second Conference Loss
By David Sharp
Gara Curtis drove the baseline for a LaPlata field goal with 18 seconds remaining in a January 7, 2008 Tri-County Conference make up game at Brashear, lifting the Lady Bulldogs to a 34-33 win. Brashear (6-4, 1-2) trailed 13-5 early in the second period.
Brashear allowed four LaPlata field goal attempts during the fourth quarter. The Lady Bulldogs were successful on three trys. Brashear outscored their guests 8-6 during the fourth quarter.
Both teams were allowed to decide the contest on the court. LaPlata attempted no free throws during the game. Brashear sank four of eight free throws, two of which came in the third and none in the fourth quarter.
LaPlata led 10-3 after one period of play. Jessi Hill sank a Brashear three ball for the lone Lady Tiger points of the period. Brashear rallied and outscored LaPlata 17-9 in the second period.
The home team reeled off 11 unanswered second quarter points. Brashear led 18-15 late in the second stanza. The Lady Tigers carried a one point 20-19 lead into intermission.
Emily Snodgrass sank a third quarter LaPlata three ball helping the visitors take a 28-25 lead to the final eight minutes. Christina Scudder scored six of the Lady Tigers’ eight fourth quarter points. LaPlata was able to hold defensively during the final seconds and claimed the 34-33 win.
Brashear turned the ball over 17 times on the night compared to seven unofficial LaPlata turnovers. The Lady Tigers had a 23-16 edge on the boards. Brashear stole the basketball eight times.
Christina Scudder garnered scoring honors with 13 points and six boards. Hailee Kelsey scored eight points, pulled down six rebounds and six assists. Jessi Hill tallied four BHS points. Stephanie Elsea, Abby McKim, Emily Ladwig and Caroline Slavin scored two points each. Ladwig pulled down five rebounds.
Laura Tuggle led LaPlata with 11 points. Justine Bane was in double figures with ten Lady Bulldog points.
“We can hold teams where we need to defensively,” said Brashear coach Sara Williams. “The rhythm just isn’t there offensively. We need to fix that or we won’t get many wins the rest of the way.”