The Washington Lady Jays (0-16) stayed with Parkway West (4-15) for the first quarter and a half before the Lady Longhorns pulled away to win, 48-34, Friday. The game was the seventh-place contest of the Fifth Annual Washington Girls Basketball Tournament.
Parkway West held a 16-10 lead after one quarter. To open the second period, Washington got a pair of three-point baskets from Sammi Wang and a two from Halaina O’Bryant and tied the score at 18-18.
“I told them at halftime one bad thing that happened at the end of the second quarter was that Sammi didn’t touch the ball about the last three minutes of the half,” Washington Head Coach Doug Light said. “I told the kids ‘When you have a hot hand, you need to find her,’ and we didn’t.”
Parkway West scored the final seven points of the half to go into the intermission with a 25-18 edge. After three quarters, the score stood at 38-23.
When Washington got another hot hand in the second half, Paige Robinson, the Lady Jays did find her with the ball.
Robinson found the mark with three three-point baskets in the second half, two in the final quarter, to lead the Lady Jays with 11 points.
Wang finished the game with eight points.
Cierstyn Jacquin scored five points, Jessie Huxol four, O’Bryant four and Ingrid Figas two.
Huxol led the team in rebounds with four, steals with two and blocked a shot.
O’Bryant and Wang each grabbed three rebounds. Figas and Jacquin finished with two rebounds each. Clara Evans, Joie Heien, Robinson and Avery Street all posted one rebound.
Robinson, Wang and Huxol each made two assists. Figas, Heien, Jacquin and O’Bryant were each credited with one assist.
Figas and Jacquin came away with one steal apiece.
Tess Allgeyer led all scorers with 18 points for the Lady Longhorns.
Other scorers were Ana Lyons (seven points), Kara Swihart (seven), Leah Selm (six), Jessica Wolf (five), Bella Allgeyer (two), Tia Reed (two) and Sydney Slaven (one).
Washington is in action this week at the St. Francis Borgia Regional Tournament. The Lady Jays took on Parkway South Monday in pool play, which will wrap up Wednesday against Rockwood Summit at 7:30 p.m.