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Lady Spartans roll in road victory

Maddie Zeller works on the blocks against a Lexington defender early in the second quarter to score 2 of her 7 points in Richmond’s 58-28 win Thursday night. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

Maddie Zeller works on the blocks against a Lexington defender early in the second quarter to score 2 of her 7 points in Richmond’s 58-28 win Thursday night. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Richmond Lady Spartans showed little effect from back-to-back road games Thursday night at Lexington. Richmond followed up a 10-point win at St. Mary’s Wednesday night with a 58-28 road win at Lexington Thursday.

It was Richmond’s second victory over their MRVC East rivals this season and gives the Lady Spartans a 3-5 record in the conference and an 8-13 overall showing. It was Lexington’s eighth loss in as many league contests and its 21st in 22 games overall.

Richmond Coach David Littrell said his team responded well.

“It’s tough to play back to back road games, but I thought they picked up right from where we left off from their road win at St. Mary’s on Wednesday,” he said.  “The girls did a great job pressuring the ball creating some key turnovers which really fed into a balanced offensive attack tonight.”

Eleven Lady Spartans scored in the victory with Miya O’Dell and Emma Long each hitting for a game-high 12 points.

Lexington scored 5 of the game’s first 7 points, but the rest of the night would belong to the visitors. After Shaunta Noland’s bucket gave the Minutewomen a 5-2 lead, Jenny Simpson hit a basket for the Lady Spartans to begin a 10-0 run on the way to taking a 15-7 lead into the second period. An 11-1 run by Richmond opened the second quarter to help the Lady Spartans to a 29-15 lead at the intermission.

 The complete story is in the Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 Richmond News.

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