Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Berkeley Lady Stags’ Region 8AAA woes continued with a tough, 51-42 overtime loss on the road Friday night to James Island despite a furious second half comeback.
The Lady Stags scored 29 second half points and carried a one-point lead into the fourth quarter when the game was tied 40-40 going into overtime. The Lady Trojans outscored Berkeley to win the game going away 51-42.
Priscilla Washington’s 17 points led the Lady Stags while Jill Funk added 12 points and Ashlynn Smalls seven.
The James Island tilt was just the second game in nearly a month when the Lady Stags eclipsed the 30-point total. The game was the team’s fifth loss in a row.
At 4-14 overall and 1-6 in region play, the Lady Stags are young and have had trouble finding any rhythm between the lines this year.
The 53-25 loss to Hanahan on Jan. 29 continued that problem.
Hanahan jumped out to an early 11-4 first quarter lead and never looked back.
An Ashlynn Smalls layup and single free-throws by Priscilla Washington and Bria Liferidge accounted for the Lady Stags’ offensive output.
In the second quarter Berkeley showed signs of life, posting a 12-point quarter but was behind by 11 going into the locker room. Smalls had five second quarter points going 3 for 4 from the line and hitting a 12-foot jumper. Smalls led BHS in scoring with 10 points for the game, seven of them coming in the first half.
In the second half the wheels came off the Lady Stags’ wagon, mustering just nine points over the game’s final two quarters. Alyssa Kinsey had 10 points to lead Hanahan.