IRONTON — The Washington Lady Blue Lions made the trip down to Ironton for a shoot-out on Saturday, Feb. 3, playing the Lady Panthers of Chesapeake High School.
The Lady Lions won the game, 60-43 to improve to 18-2 on the season.
Junior Hannah Haithcock led Washington with 21 points. She also led her team with eight rebounds, five assists and one blocked shot.
Sophomore Shawna Conger connected on six of her team’s seven three-point field goals on her way to scoring 20 points and earning MVP honors. Conger had four assists, three deflections and five steals.
Junior Kassidy Hines scored seven points for Washington.
Natalie Hall was the game’s leading scorer for Chesapeake with 22 points. She also had five assists.
Brooke Webb had 15 points and led the Lady Panthers with eight rebounds.
Karli Davis had seven points and six rebounds and five assists.
“Coming to Ironton was a great opportunity for our team,” Washington head coach Samantha Leach said. “It took us a few possessions to get adjusted, but as we remained patient things finally clicked.
“We were able to knock down shots and get the stops we needed.
“Shawna shot the ball extremely well,” Leach said. “She made six threes (out of 10 attempted). Chesapeake had to play her tighter, which opened up some driving lanes for us. Hannah also had a strong showing with 21 points.
“Chesapeake did a good job crashing the boards,” Leach said. Chesapeake had 28 rebounds to 27 for Washington. “This is one area we need to improve on. We didn’t box out very well.
“Overall, I was pleased with our effort,” Leach said. “We are excited to be where we are at this point in the season.”
The Lady Lions, having one of the best seasons in the history of the program, will be back in action Saturday at home hosting Miami Trace.
There will be a total of four games Saturday, starting with the boys j-v game at 3 p.m. That will be followed by the girls j-v game at 4:30 p.m.
The varsity boys game is set for 6 p.m. and the varsity girls game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Miami Trace Lady Panthers are 9-0 in the Frontier Athletic Conference and Washington is 8-1, so, a share of first place is on the line as Miami Trace has clinched at least a share of the first FAC title.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
W 13 18 19 10 — 60
C 10 7 13 13 — 43
WASHINGTON — Rayana Burns 2-0-4; Maddy Garrison 1-0-2; Bre Taylor 0 (1)-1-4; Kassidy Hines 3-1-7; Tabby Woods 0-0-0; Halli Wall 0-0-0; Shawna Conger 1 (6)-0-20; Maddy Jenkins 1-0-2; Hannah Haithcock 9-3-21; Cloe Copas 0-0-0. TOTALS — 17 (7)-5-60. Free throw shooting: 5 of 9 for 56 percent. Three-point field goals: Conger, 6; Taylor. Combined field goal shooting: 24 of 53 for 45 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 7 of 17 for 41 percent. Transition points: 9. Points off turnovers: 18. Second chance points: 8. Points in the paint: 24. Rebounds: 27 (14 offensive). Assists: 19. Deflections: 16. Steals: 15. Blocks: 1. Turnovers: 16. Personal fouls: 14. Charges taken: 1.
CHESAPEAKE — Hailey Stapleton 0-0-0; Karli Davis 2 (1)-0-7; Maddie Ward 1-0-2; Taylor Hicks 0-0-0; Brooke Webb 6-3-15; Natalie Hall 7 (1)-5-22; Shia Irvin 1-0-2. TOTALS — 16 (1)-8-43. Free throw shooting: 8 of 11 for 73 percent. Three-point field goals: Hall. Combined field goal shooting: 17 of 44 for 39 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 1 of 1. Transition points: 2. Points off turnovers: 14. Second chance points: 11. Points in the paint: 24. Rebounds: 28 (14 offensive). Assists: 10. Deflections: 19. Steals: 9. Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 24. Personal fouls: 11. Charges taken: 0.