The Demons girl’s basketball team took home a win last night over Williamburg 39-35.
It looked like it might have been a long game from the start, as Williamsburg took the lead 5-0 after a minute and a half of no scoring.
But the Demons came back shooting, scoring 11 in the first quarter to take the lead 11-5. They continued to make shots, putting up 12 in the second, but also allowing Williamsburg to score 13 to make it 23-18 at half, with Williamsburg carrying the momentum into the locker room.
Washington followed the game plan though, and came back out after the half and put up eight points while holding the Raiders to scoring just four.
Then came the fourth quarter, the intensity of Williamsburg heated up, Washington began to lose their shooting grove, and the Raiders roared back, fouling the Demons who shot 9-9 from the free-throw line in the first three quarters, but went 5-14 in the fourth. Paige Greiner led the way for Williamsburg scoring 12 points and getting the lead down to just three at one point, but they sent Johannah Vittetoe to the line late in the fourth and she drained one of her free-throws to make it a two possession game with seconds left on the clock.
Washington head coach Phil Long said this is a game he has wanted to win for awhile.
“You don’t know how big that is, Williamsburg comes in here undefeated, I’ve never had the opportunity to beat them, lost to them in an overtime game my second year,” Long said. “Division I point guard Paige Greiner, who I say is still one of the best point guards in the area, but we’ve seen the Shull girls for several years in Mt. Pleasant so we were pretty confident that we could contain, and did a pretty good job of keeping her out of the scoring box, except for some free throws down the stretch. Identified other shooters on the floor and that Schlabaugh girl, neutralized her pretty much.”
The Demons were led by Vittetoe with 11, followed by Stephanie Fishback with nine points.
They play again on Saturday against Solon, and you can hear that game right here on AM and FM KCII.
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