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Chesy girls top Minford

CHESAPEAKE – Coach Chad Belville likes the way his team is playing: like a team.

Friday, December 21, 2001

CHESAPEAKE – Coach Chad Belville likes the way his team is playing: like a team.

Seven different players reached the scoring column and the Chesapeake Lady Panthers turned in a solid defensive effort as well by beating the Minford Lady Falcons 52-40 Thursday.

Post players Emily Delimpo and Jennifer Rice combined for 23 points and 22 rebounds as Chesapeake improved to 4-2. Delimpo had 12 points and 17 rebounds while Rice had 11 points and five boards.

Lisa Perry added 10 points, 10 assists, and three steals. Erin Sutphin had a solid all-around game as well with eight pints, four rebounds, and three assists.

"It seemed every quarter we had a different pair step up," Belville said.

"Our post players (Delimpo and Rice) got us off to a nice start, and then Sutphin and Perry and (Megan) Johnson picked up the slack offensively when Delimpo and Rice got in foul trouble. All the girls did a nice job contributing."

Delimpo scored eight points and Rice five the first quarter as Chesapeake took a 16-15 lead. Sutphin scored her points over the next two quarters as the Lady Panthers moved in front 29-20 at the half before Minford closed to within 39-33 after the third quarter.

Minford cut the Chesapeake lead from as many as 12 points the third quarter to six including the six-point spread at the end of the quarter.

But the Lady Panthers converted 6-of-8 from the line the fourth quarter to seal the win.

"It wasn’t a spectacular win, but we did what we needed in order to win," Belville said. "We hit our foul shots and made a conscious effort to step up defensively."

Mandy Miller had 11 points and Andrea King 10 to pace Minford.

Chesapeake plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill.

Minford 15 5 13 7 – 40

Chesapeake 16 13 10 13 – 52

MINFORD: Donahoe 2 0 2-3 6, Andrea King 5 0 0-0 10, Arrika Shonkwiler 1 1 0-0 5, Jessica James 2 0 0-0 4, Mandy Miller 4 0 3-5 11, Brittany Rudd 2 0 0-0 4, Cathy Brown 0 0 0-0 0, Erica Lawrence 0 0 0-0 0, Lori Arthur 0 0 0-0 0, Walk 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 1 5-8 40. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (4-2): Lisa Perry 1 2 2-2 10, Erin Sutphin 4 0 0-0 8, Megan Johnson 1 1 0-0 5, Sarah Harris 0 0 2-2 2, Joy Mayenchein 1 0 2-2 4, Emily Delimpo 3 0 6-11 12, Jennifer Rice 1 1 6-6 11, Alysson Baise 0 0 0-0 0, Noelle Wood 0 0 0-0 0, Brittany Boyle 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 4 18-23 52. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 17-17=34 (Delimpo 17, Rice 5, Harris 4, Sutphin 4). Assists: 14 (Perry 10). Steals: 8 (Sutphin 3, Perry 3). Turnovers: 9.