Wednesday, December 30, 2015

La Vergne falls to BTW in State Farm Classic

Story from, Daily News Journal

MURFREESBORO — An 18-6 run by Booker T. Washington was too much for La Vergne to overcome.

La Vergne fell to Booker T. Washington 52-42 in its matchup in the State Farm Classic at Riverdale High Tuesday.

After a close first quarter, Booker T. Washington led 20-19 midway through the second period, then closed out the first half by scoring the final six points to take a 26-19 halftime lead.

The Lady Wolverines (5-8) scored two straight baskets to start the third quarter, cutting the gap to 26-23, but Booker T. Washington responded by outscoring La Vergne 12-2 to take a commanding 38-25 lead. The Lady Wolverines were never able to recover.

During this stretch Booker T. Washington (7-5) outrebounded La Vergne 10-3.

“The rest of the quarters, we played pretty even,” said La Vergne coach Kim Francis. “(During the run), we just got killed on the boards.”

Booker T. Washington’s Asia Mosley and Tiana Williams were forces on the boards. Williams had five in the third quarter and eight for the game. Both also drew fouls and got to the free-throw line, getting La Vergne in foul trouble.

La Vergne’s Seana Morris, who scored 15 points, fouled out in the fourth quarter.

“That was crucial, because she was our leading scorer tonight,” said Francis.

The Lady Wolverines cut the gap to seven to start the fourth quarter 40-33, but Booker T. Washington responded with a 9-3 run to put the lead back into double digits.

Booker T. Washington 52, La Vergne 42
La Vergne 14 5 12 11 – 42
Booker T. Washington 12 14 14 12 – 52

La Vergne: Seana Morris 15, Lexus Story 10, Brandi Davis 6, Chandler DeMoss 6, Brianna Chapman 5.
Booker T. Washington: Carrnesha Griggs 16, Asia Mosley 16, Tiana Williams 10, Lavesha Parish 5, Niesha Thomas 3, Darrinshea Jackson 2.

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