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Cold 2nd quarter costly to Lady Dragons in loss to Quakers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Fairland Lady Dragons couldn’t shift from first to second gear.

Fairland jumped out to an 8-point first quarter lead, then struggled in the second quarter and went on to lose 56-44 to the Sidwell Friends Quakers on Saturday in the Title IX Classic.

The loss spoiled a 25-point performance by Emily Chapman who hit seven 3-point goals to go with five assists and three steals.

Alesha Simpson made three 3-pointers for nine points. Allie Marshall had six rebounds and Taylar Wilson five.

Annie Boasberg scored 20 points while Olivia Pickens and 6-foot Nalani Lyde had 10 points each. Lyde also had 13 rebounds.

Fairland (7-3) went up 11-10 on two free throws by Kelsie Warnock but the Quakers tied it on a free throw by Lyde.

Chapman then hit a 3-pointer, two free throws and another triple as Fairland went up 19-11 to end the quarter.

Sidwell came back to within 19-18 on a basket by Lyde only to have Simpson knock down a triple and it was 22-18. But Blair Penn’s 3-pointer got the Quakers within 22-21 at the half.

Simpson hit another 3-pointer to give Fairland a 25-21 lead to begin the third quarter. Sidwell then got a pair of 3-pointers and a basket by Pickens and took a 29-25 lead with six minutes left in the quarter.

The Quakers were up 38-30 after a 3-point play by Boasberg with 2:31 on the clock. Fairland battled back and got within 38-36 at the end of the quarter on 3-pointers by Chapman and Brittany Thompson.

The Lady Dragons were outscored 18-8 in the fourth quarter. A basket by Boasberg with 3:51 to play gave the Quakers their biggest lead at 49-36.

The Lady Dragons hosts Gallipolis on Thursday.

Sidwell            11        10        17        18        =          56

Fairland           19        3          14        8          =          44

SIDWELL FRIENDS (8-1): Olivia Pickens 4 0 2-3 10, Annie Boasberg 4 2 6-9 20, Maddi Stewart 0 0 0-0 0, Nicole Willing 0 1 4-4 7, Nadjah Johnson 0 0 0-0 0, Blair Penn 0 3 0-0 9, Lia Assimakopulus 0 0 0-0 0, Nalani Lyde 3 0 4-8 10. Totals: 17-42 16-24 56. 3-pt goals: 6-15. Rebounds: 8-O, 22-D = 30 (Lyde 13, Pickens 6, Boasberg 6). Assists: 2. Steals: 2. Blocks: 5 (Lyde 4). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

FAIRLAND (7-3): Harley Lyons 0 1 0-0 3, Taylar Wilson 0 0 0-2 0, Emily Chapman 1 7 2-2 25, Allie Marshall 1 0 0-2 2, Kelsie Warnock 0 0 2-4 2, Brittany Thompson 0 1 0-0 3, Jenna Stone 0 0 0-0 0, Alesha Simpson 0 3 0-0 9. Totals: 14-42 4-10 44. 3-pt goals: 12-28. Rebounds: 6-O, 18-D = 24 (Marshall 6, Wilson 5). Assists: 9 (Chapman 5). Steals: 7 (Chapman 3, Wilson 2). Blocks: 2. Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Warnock.