Hannah Bane has been a solid playmaker for the Lord Botetourt girls.
Photo by Jim Devinney

The Lord Botetourt girls continued to roll with a win at Blue Ridge District rival Northside last Friday. The Cavaliers took a 61-46 win to improve to 14-2 on the season and remain undefeated in district play.

Northside jumped on top early in this one, 17-12, but the Cavaliers outscored the Vikings by 20 points the rest of the way. The game was tied 26-26 at the half, and LB rolled after intermission.

“We made some adjustments at halftime,” said Botetourt coach Chuck Pound. “Mark (Driscoll) and Renee (Favaro) made some suggestions and we changed some things up. It really helps to have a great staff. That’s the key to winning, having good assistant coaches.”

Brooklyn Shelton ended up with 31 points, and she’s now averaging 17.5 points per game. She also had nine rebounds, including seven on the offensive boards.

“It was a quiet 31,” said Pound. “When the game was over I had no idea she had that many points. She gets a lot of lay-ups off the break and she’s great on the offensive boards.”

Jenna Alam, Hannah Bane and Sara Bane had four assists each for the Cavaliers, and Maggie Quarles came up big with 11 points.

LB was back home on Tuesday to host Rockbridge County, but results were too late for publication. Tonight, winless Salem is at LB and on Friday the girls have their third home game of the week as 9-5 Alleghany pays a visit.

Next week the girls are off on Tuesday, returning to action on February 3 for a big game at William Fleming. The Colonels are 11-4 and LB beat them by just three points in a prior game in Daleville.

“Right now it’s more about us,” said Pound.

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