By Russ Green-Sports Editor
With the backing of a large “black out” crowd in the RHS gym Monday night, the Richmond Lady Spartans delivered an early knockout punch and rolled to a 65-27 win over visiting Lexington.
Richmond grabbed a 28-5 lead after 8 minutes and never looked back as the Lady Spartans improved to 12-7 overall with their third in in four MRVC East contests. Lexington, now winless in three league games and 1-14 overall, scored the first bucket of the night within 30 seconds of the opening tip.
However, Richmond scored the next 23 points with Kaylee Vantrump knocking down three 3-pointers. After a 3-pointer from Lexington’s Makayla Lamphier, Richmond would score the final 5 points of the quarter and the first 10 points of the second period to take total control of the game.
Most of those points came from the pressure the Lady Spartans applied that caused Lexington to commit 31 turnovers that also set up several easy Richmond baskets.
“I was very pleased with how well we moved the ball on offense, Richmond coach David Littrell said. “We made the extra pass tonight, which led to a very balance scoring attack. It was a great atmosphere for our teams to play in.”