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Offense picks up the pace for Lady Spartans

Richmond forward Emma Long grabs a pass in the lane for the Lady Spartans. Long scored 11 points Friday to help Richmond defeat St. Mary’s 47-28 for consolation of the Lawson Invitational. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

Richmond forward Emma Long grabs a pass in the lane for the Lady Spartans. Long scored 11 points Friday to help Richmond defeat St. Mary’s 47-28 for consolation of the Lawson Invitational. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Richmond Coach David Littrell likes the way his young Lady Spartan team is starting to gel. After dropping their first game of the Lawson Invitational, the Lady Spartans bounced back with two wins by an average of 16 points. The latest victory came Friday with a 47-28 decision over St. Mary’s in the consolation game.

Littrell decided to go with two sets of rotations in Wednesday night’s win over Carrollton and Friday’s wire-to-wire victory over St. Mary’s.

“We are starting to see more consistency in our rotations,” he said. “In the latter two games of the tournament we played a guard rotation against Carrollton, then went with primarily a forward rotation against St. Mary’s. It takes time to develop, but it is advancing quickly due to the positive work ethic our girls are putting into our practices. I am very proud of how well this team is pulling together.”

Richmond had two players reach double figures as the Lady Spartans improved to 5-9 for the season.

Madison Cole led the way with a game-high 16 points, followed by Emma Long with 11 points, while Jenny Simpson just missed double figures with her 9-point night.

 The complete story is in the Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 Richmond News.

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