By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Lady Spartan junior varsity has held its own facing varsity competition at the Braymer Invitational. After dropping a tough 60-48 decision to third-seeded Tina-Avalon Monday night, the Richmond JV bounced back Wednesday in the consolation semifinal with a 49-31 win over Breckenridge.
Richmond will play for consolation Friday night at 4:30 p.m.
Coach Mary Beth Salisbury thought her Lady Spartan junior varsity played well against Tina-Avalon, but couldn’t slow down the Dragons’ Kelsey Garber who scored a game-high 33 points.
Most of those points came from the free throw line where she converted 17 of 18 attempts as Tina-Avalon went to the line 32 times and made 25 of those attempts.
“The girls played hard but couldn’t stop Garber,” Salisbury said. “Fouls and free throws cost us the game and the girls just couldn’t adjust, they went all-out. I’m proud of them for keeping the score within 12 points after T-A broke the press we implemented in the beginning.”
Salisbury said her offense played well with Kerrigan Maddox scoring a team-high 16 points while Cassidy Layman added 13, and Randa Kiser chipped in 6.