The weather the last few days has prevented the Richmond Lady Spartans from getting a lot of court time, and on Wednesday some of the rust showed. Richmond struggled getting started as it hosted St. Mary’s for the Lady Spartans’ first game in a week. The visitors built a big lead and then held on for a 48-36 victory.
St. Mary’s took advantage of Richmond mistakes in the first quarter to jump out to a 22-9 lead. Sarah Dortch helped get the Lady Trojans going with a pair of 3-point buckets as she scored the first 8 of her team-high 14 points in the opening frame.
“Defensively we didn’t rotate or communicate as well as the previous games,” Richmond Coach David Littrell said. “We played too passive on the ball tonight.”
Kayla Hewitt carried the offensive load for Richmond early. The Lady Spartan junior ended the night with a game-high 24 points. Hewitt posted her first 7 points in the first quarter, and added 13 more in the second period on a 3-pointer, in addition to converting 6 of 10 attempts from the free throw line.
The full story is in the Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 edition of The Daily News.