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Chesy gives Ball first career win

CHESAPEAKE — The first one is always the best.

The Chesapeake Lady Panthers made coach Chris Ball’s first game as a head coach one to remember as they beat the Portsmouth Lady Trojans 49-39 Thursday in a non-league game.

“We played pretty well. Portsmouth did a nice job. (Hannah) Foster is a nice player,” said Ball. “I was pleased with our girls’ effort for the first time out.”

Kimmie Bennett had 14 points and Sarah Mayo 11 to lead a balanced Chesapeake offense.

Foster led all scorers with 16 points.

Bennett had 4 points in the first quarter as Chesapeake took an 11-10 lead.

Mayo got 4 points in the second quarter and the lead was 25-19 at the half.

Kristen Webb and Mayo combined for 8 points in the third quarter and the lead was 36-29.

Bennett had 6 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Panthers continued to pull away.

In the reserve game, Chesapeake won 20-5 as Jackie Nelson scored 6 while Casey Underwood and Sarah Brumfield had 4 each.

Portsmouth 10 9 10 10 = 39

Chesapeake 11 14 11 13 = 49

PORTSMOUTH (1-1): Ashley Link 4 0 1-2 9, Hannah Foster 7 0 2-2 16, Kailyn Rodriguez 1 0 0-1 2, Rachel McGraw 1 0 0-1 2, Latasha McGinnis 3 0 3-6 9, Ruthie Stanley 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16 0 7-16 39. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

CHESAPEAKE (1-0): Sarah Mayo 5 0 1-1 11, Allison Chapman 3 0 1-3 7, Courtney Heffner 2 0 2-2 6, Kimmie Bennett 6 0 2-2 14, Kristen Webb 3 0 1-2 7, Maggie Smith 1 0 2-2 4, Sarah Rice 0 0 0-2 0, Ashley Jenkins 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 0 9-14 49. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.