RC Girls’ Comeback Attempt Falls Short Against Broadway

Jonathan Schwab


Friday, Jan. 17 – Despite a valiant comeback in the second half, the Rockbridge County High School girls basketball team lost 59-44 to Valley District rival Broadway on Friday night in Lexington.

RC (4-7 overall, 0-3 district) struggled with turnovers in the first half and had a tough time containing Broadway’s Emma Bacon, scoring 15 of her team-high 23 points in the first half.

In the second half, the Wildcats applied a box-and-one defense on Bacon, holding her scoreless in the third quarter. Meanwhile, RC got its offense going, making a 17-0 run to start the quarter, tying the game at 31-31. During that stretch, Emily Galford scored 12 of her team-high 23 points, including two 3-pointers. In the quarter, RC outscored Broadway 22-3, as Galford hit her third triple just before the clock expired to give the Wildcats a 36-34 lead.

The Gobblers (4-9, 3-0) then forced two turnovers that led to baskets, but a 3-pointer from Emily Mahood gave RC back the lead. Bacon got going again, though, scoring eight points in the quarter and helping Broadway take a 48-41 lead. The Gobblers went on a 9-0 run to put the game away.

Other than Galford, RC’s leaders were Mahood with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists; and Graceon Armstrong with eight points, 11 boards, five assists, three steals and two blocks.

Aside from Bacon, Broadway’s leaders were Anna Swartz with 11 points and Aliza Lokey and Hannah Phares with seven points each.

The Wildcats committed 24 turnovers, while the Gobblers had 21.

RC will continue district play on Tuesday at Spotswood, starting with junior varsity action at 6 p.m.

For the full story and photos from this week’s action, please see our Jan. 22 newspaper.



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