Lady Lions fall to New Lexington, 56-31


By Tyler Flora - [email protected]



Washington’s Calleigh Wead-Salmi attempts a shot during the third quarter of their game against New Lexington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. New Lexington would defeat the Lady Lions by a score of 56-31.

Washington’s Calleigh Wead-Salmi attempts a shot during the third quarter of their game against New Lexington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. New Lexington would defeat the Lady Lions by a score of 56-31.


Tyler Flora | Record-Herald photo

The Lady Lions of Washington High School (2-13) hosted the New Lexington Lady Panthers (12-4) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in a non-conference basketball game.

Washington’s Natalie Woods scored the opening basket of the evening to give the Lady Lions a 2-0 lead. From that point, New Lexington would go on a 15-2 run to close out the opening quarter.

In the second quarter, New Lexington would outscore Washington 21-13 to take a 36-17 halftime lead.

The Lady Panthers extended their lead to 26 points heading into the final quarter, outscoring Washington 12-5 in the third period to take a 48-22 lead.

Washington would win the final quarter 9-8 but would fall to New Lexington by a score of 56-31.

Statistically for Washington, the trio of Calee Ellars, Calleigh Wead-Salmi, and Megan Sever led the Lady Lions with six points each, followed by Eliana Racine and Natalie Woods with four, Maggi Wall with three, and Allie Mongold with two.

Statistically for New Lexington, Chloe Dick led the Lady Panthers with 16 points, followed by Aubri Spicer with 13, Abby Wilson with 12, Trinity Cook with five, Kim Kellogg with four, and Aaliyah Stanley and Gracie Newton with three.

Washington (2-14 overall, 2-6 in the FAC) will play on the road against East Clinton on Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip.

New Lexington (13-4) plays again on Saturday at River View with a 2:15 p.m. varsity tip.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

WCH 4 13 5 9 — 31

NEW 15 21 12 8 — 56

WASHINGTON — Allie Mongold 1-0-2; Calleigh Wead-Salmi 3-0-6; Eliana Racine 2-0-4; Megan Sever 1 (1)-1-6; Natalie Woods 2-0-4; Maggi Wall 0 (1)-0-3; Calee Ellars 0 (2)-0-6. TOTALS — 9 (4)-1-31. Free throw shooting: 1 of 5 for 20 percent. Three-point field goals: Ellars 2, Sever, Wall.

NEW LEXINGTON — Aaliyah Stanley 0 (1)-0-3; Kim Kellogg 0 (1)-1-4; Chloe Dick 5 (2)-0-16; Trinity Cook 1 (1)-0-5; Abby Wilson 4 (1)-1-12; Aubri Spicer 4-5-13; Gracie Newton 0 (1)-0-3 TOTALS — 14 (7)-7-56. Free throw Shooting: 7 of 11 for 64 percent. Three-point field goals: Dick 2, Stanley, Kellogg, Cook, Wilson, Newton.

Lady Lions lose j-v game

In the j-v contest, New Lexington defeated Washington, 26-23

Statistically for Washington, Megan Mongold led the Lady Lions with eight points, followed by Jada Ryan with six, Jordyn Gray with five, and Keeona Ramirez with four.

Washington’s Calleigh Wead-Salmi attempts a shot during the third quarter of their game against New Lexington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. New Lexington would defeat the Lady Lions by a score of 56-31.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2023/01/web1_Calleigh-Wead-Salmi-1.jpgWashington’s Calleigh Wead-Salmi attempts a shot during the third quarter of their game against New Lexington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. New Lexington would defeat the Lady Lions by a score of 56-31. Tyler Flora | Record-Herald photo

By Tyler Flora

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