By Ted Waddell
GRAHAMSVILLE February 8, 2008 Despite a nice little run in the final quarter, the home team Lady Bears of Tri-Valley (6-10) were defeated by the Chapel Field Lady Lions, 54-33, Tuesday night in a non-league basketball game.
Chapel Field (9-6) outpaced T-V in all four quarters: 14-5, 13-7, 13-9 and 14-12.
In the first frame, the Lady Lions jumped out to a nine-point lead as a couple of steals were converted into buckets.
Chapel Field held that lead the rest of the way.
Pacing the Lady Lions’ offense were Lyndi Fielitz and Grace Hodges.
Fielitz scored a game-high 13 points, while Grace Hodges added 12 points.
Kelly McNamara led the Lady Bears with 12 points, including a pair of successful 3-point shots.
“We had a taller team, but Tri-Valley battled on the boards,” Chapel Field Coach Sal Patane said. “We were a little flat footed.”
“Tri-Valley didn’t hit their shots early, which was a plus for us.
“We’ve got to take care of a few loose ends… we’re struggling with our free-throw shooting, and we need to rebound better,” he added.
T-V Coach Karen Andrews said of the opposition, “They played well, they shot well. They’re a good team.
“We had a little bit of a run, but our shooting percentage was way low,” she added.