2013-02-21 / Sports

19-point 4th quarter not enough for Indians

NEWBERRY – The Lady Emeralds held off a 19-point come from behind fourth quarter charge by the Newberry Indians to break a seven game skid.

Trailing 45-35 at the end of three quarters of play in Newberry, the Indians kept their fans faithful in the stands with a late rally. In the end, the Emeralds returned home with a 58-54 non-conference victory.

“It was nice to get a win on the road,” Coach Kelley Spettel said. “We dominated the glass outrebounding them 46-25 but struggled again defensively. Giving up 54 points to Newberry is not what I wanted to see.”

With her team desperately needing a win, Kyra Lauzon netted 24 points including 11 in the first and nine points in the third quarter to lead all scorers.

“Kyra had an outstanding game on the offensive end,” Spettel said. “She was aggressive and it paid off.”

In addition to Lauzon, Gabbi Lafayette added nine points; Leah Cook scored eight, Lindsay Knuth six, Mindy Hoholik five, Maggie Morrison three, Maryse Hinkson two and Breanna Bosanic one.

With the win the Emeralds improve to 5-13, the Indians fall to 3-13.

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