Richmond Coach David Littrell will not want to keep the tape of the first 10 minutes of Monday’s game with visiting Carrollton sitting around too long.
The Lady Spartans spent most of the first half against the winless Lady Trojans fighting their way through turnovers, missed free throws and missed shots at point-blank range. However, Richmond got the ship righted just before the half and went on to move above the .500 mark with a 56-27 victory.
The win pushes the Lady Spartans to 2-1 in the MRVC East and 9-8 overall, while Carrollton drops to 0-3 in the league and 0-15 overall.
Things did not begin well for Richmond as they fell behind 8-4 after the first quarter. The Lady Spartans continued to struggle throughout the second period as they trailed 17-8, and then 17-10.
Richmond began to get things turned around quickly late in the first half. Kayla Hewitt, who ended the night with 17 points, stopped a streak of six missed free throws with 1:48 left in the half.
Richmond then began to create turnovers on defense, which led to some easy buckets and the Lady Spartans ended the half with a 6-0 run in the final minute to cut the visitors’ lead to 19-17 at the break.
PHOTO: Richmond’s Stephanie May (40) and Chelsea Hook (23) quickly surround a Carrollton player after she grabbed a rebound for the Lady Trojans. The Richmond defense helped spark a 56-27 victory over the visitors Monday night. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)
The full story is in the Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 edition of The Daily News.