Lady Raiders fall to Chesapeake, 57-37

Alex Hawley

January 9, 2014

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Now that’s teamwork.

The Chesapeake girls basketball team had four players reach double figures in scoring Wednesday night, en route to a 57-37 victory over Ohio Valley Conference guest River Valley.

The Lady Raiders (4-6, 1-2 OVC) held close with the Lady Panthers (6-4, 1-2) through the first quarter, trailing 13-to-12. Chesapeake opened the game up in the second quarter, outscoring RVHS 19-to-10 in the period and leading by 10 at the half.

Following the intermission CHS kept things rolling right along and led 46-30 headed into the finale. River Valley was outscored 11-to-7 over the final eight minutes and the Purple and White claimed the 57-37 victory.

Shelby Brown led the Lady Raiders with 10 points, followed by Tianna Qualls with eight and Rachael Smith with seven. Chelsea Copley and Leia Moore each marked five points, while Courtney Smith rounded out the RVHS scoring attack with two points. The Silver and Black shot 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) from the free throw line and committed 13 fouls.

Jordan Porter led CHS with a double-double effort of 18 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Kaylee Curry with 14 points. Sydnee Hall and Atiya Spaulding each had 10 points, while Baylee Mills marked five. Chesapeake was 13-of-17 (76.5 percent) from the free throw line and committed 13 fouls in the win.

RVHS will have another shot at the Lady Panthers on January 27, when CHS visits Bidwell.