FORT GAY, W. VA. — Tolsia ( 6-2 ) used a 24 point third quarter to break a halftime tie and pick up a 58-38 victory over Sherman ( 5-2 ) Thursday at Rebel Arena in a Region 4 Section 7 girls basketball matchup.
The Lady Rebels jumped all over the Sherman early with a 9-2 run before the Lady Tide stormed back to take a 11-10 lead at the end of one.
The two teams went back and forth with Tolsia taking a 23-19 lead with a minute to go but didn’t close out the first half and Sherman tied it up at 23 heading into the break.
In the decisive third quarter Tolsia hit back to back three pointers one each from Sarah Jude and Lynndsey Cassell in the first minute. Sherman tied it up at 29 before the Lady Rebels put the game away with a 18-1 run to take a 47-30 lead going into the final stanza. Jude hit 3 three pointers and Cassell hit 2 in the third period alone.
Tolsia stayed steady in the fourth quarter with limited turnovers to close out a big victory.
Sarah Jude led three Lady Rebels in double figures with 18 points and pulled down 8 rebounds, Julie Boone 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks, Lynndsey Cassell tallied 10 points and 3 assists, Selena Browning finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds, Katelyn Kelly 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Trinity Muncy and Kenzie Young 2 points each, Elizabeth Johnson hit 1-2 free throws.
THS hit 6 three pointers and went 4-12 from the free throw line.
SHS went 14-26 from the free throw line.
SHS 11 12 7 8 = 38
THS 10 13 24 11 = 58
Tolsia will return to action on Monday with another section game this time traveling to Naugatuck to face rival Tug Valley ( 3-5 ).
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… I was really happy how we started the game, we changed some things up during pre game and it worked. We started out 9-2 before they closed the gap with Busby who is a great player she will play at the next level. I may go to graduation to make sure she goes across the stage. I thought Julie Boone really battled tonight and held her own inside. She got banged up a little late in the game and hope she is ok.”
“… The third quarter we knocked down some threes and stretched our lead out. Sarah Jude and Lynndsey Cassell both came up big and hit some big shots. I thought all of our girls played well in this one.”
“… It was a good victory for us over a good team. Coach Williams does a great job with them and runs a great program.”
“… Monday will be a battle in Naugatuck, Coach Farley is a good friend of mind and he has a really good team. They took Sherman to overtime on the road so this will be a real challenge for us.”