RHS rallies to snap skid

Miya O’Dell finds the going tough as she drives the lane against Warrenton Saturday afternoon. O’Dell ended the game with 18 points as the Lady Spartans got back in the win column. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Lady Spartans hit their free throws, and Warrenton misfired from the stripe Saturday afternoon as Richmond battled from behind to take a 54-49 decision at the NCMC Holiday Hoops held in Trenton.

The win snapped a five-game skid for the Lady Spartans, as they will take a 3-8 record into next week’s Lawson Invitational.

“It was a great win for our program and the direct result came from how hard all of the girls have worked in our break practices,” Richmond Coach David Littrell said.

The Lady Spartans held a 14-8 lead after the first quarter, but then Warrenton, now 1-7, fought back to regain the lead late in the second period and held that advantage until things fell apart in the fourth.

The Richmond defense then shut down the Lady Warriors over the final 8 minutes and held them without a field goal in the fourth quarter until Kylie Toebben hit a bucket at the final buzzer.

“The girls did a nice job of turning up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter creating some key turnovers, and attacking the basket to secure the win,” Littrell said.

The Lady Spartans also were clutch at the free throw line throughout the game and in the deciding fourth period. Richmond ended the night hitting 10 of 14 free throws, and in the final 8 minutes, missed just one of 8 attempts from the stripe. Meanwhile, Warrenton converted just 5 of 19 free throws.

The complete story is in the Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 Richmond News.

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