The Washington Lady Blue Lions scored more points in the first quarter of their game Monday evening against Madison Plains than the Lady Eagles scored in the entire game in a 58-21 non-league victory.
Washington came out shooting very, very well from the field, making 11 of 21 field goal attempts in the first quarter.
Madison Plains suffered a cold shooting night all the way around Monday. The Lady Eagles were 0 of 10 from the floor in the first quarter.
Senior Macailyn Maciel made the first field goal for Madison Plains with 6:19 to play in the second quarter.
Washington held a 25-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
At the half, the Lady Lions led, 34-12.
It was one of those rare nights when not only did everyone get to play for Washington, all 12 of their players scored, including three players (Breanna Taylor, Maddy Garrison and Ally Funari) scoring their first varsity points.
Washington was led by senior Jaycie McRoberts with 12 points.
Senior Alexis Gray had 10 points.
Senior Macy McCollister led Madison Plains with 12 points.
Washington won the third quarter, 11-2 to take a 45-14 lead.
“We didn’t show up tonight,” Madison Plains head coach Gary Dill said. “We didn’t play with any effort or intensity. It was one of those nights.”
“I was concerned with Madison Plains coming in,” Washington head coach John Persinger said. “They have a very fine guard in (Macy) the McCollister girl. She can drive, she can shoot. She can do it all.
“In the first half, most of our shots came from in the paint,” Persinger said.
For the game, unofficially, Washington made 24 of 58 shot attempts for 41 percent.
Madison Plains struggled with their shooting, connecting on 8 of 51 attempts for 16 percent.
Washington (now 4-4 overall), hosts Clinton-Massie Wednesday with the j-v game at 5:30 p.m. Massie lost its first game of the season Saturday, 60-58 to Wilmington.
Madison Plains (now 3-5 overall) returns to Mid-State League play Saturday against West Jefferson. The j-v game starts at 6 p.m.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
W 25 9 11 13 — 58
MP 3 9 2 7 — 21
WASHINGTON — Alexis Gray 4-2-10; Jaycie McRoberts 6-0-12; Savannah Wallace 1 (1)-0-5; Hannah Haithcock 2-3-7; Wendy Hawk 2-0-4; Kassidy Hines 1-0-2; Tabby Woods 0-1-1; Maddy Jenkins 1-0-2; Ally Funari 1 (1)-0-5; Taylor Smith 2-1-5; Maddy Garrison 2-0-4; Breanna Taylor 0-1-1. TOTALS 22 (2)-8-58. Free throw shooting: 8 of 16 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: Wallace, Funari. Field goal shooting: 24 of 58 for 41 percent. Turnovers: 15.
MADISON PLAINS — Kerrigan Kelley 0-0-0; Macy McCollister 4-4-12; Riley Varney 0 (1)-0-3; Macailyn Maciel 1-0-2; Brooklynne Ellison 0-0-0; Ashlyn Nichols 1-0-2; Christian Bowshier 0-0-0; Addison Davison 1-0-2; Tori Bevington 0-0-0; Bradan Mast 0-0-0; Megan McCollister 0-0-0. TOTALS — 7 (1)-4-21. Free throw shooting: 4 of 12 for 33 percent. Three-point field goal: Varney. Field goal shooting: 8 of 51 for 16 percent. Turnovers: 18.
Washington wins j-v game over Madison Plains
The Lady Lions of Washington High School won the j-v game against visiting Madison Plains Monday, 37-15.
Washington is now 6-1 overall (5-1 in the SCOL).
The Lady Lions were led by Ally Funari with nine points.
Maddy Garrison and Victoria Jones were next, each with six points for Washington.
Bradan Mast led Madison Plains with six points.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1