Maggie Quarles (left) goes to the hoop for LB in a recent game. Photo by Brian Hoffman

The Lord Botetourt girls are on a roll.

LB is 11-2 after beating two strong teams in basketball last week.

Botetourt played at Brookville on Wednesday of last week, where the undefeated Bees were getting a lot of buzz. LB fell behind early but regrouped to take a 25-18 lead by the half and went on to take a 53-45 win.

“I thought we played very well,” said LB coach Chuck Pound. “We played three really good quarters.”

The Cavaliers led by as many as 15 points with five minutes to go in the game but several turnovers allowed the Bees to cut the lead to three. However, that’s as close as they would get as Botetourt handed them their first loss of the season.

Brooklyn Shelton had 18 points to lead Botetourt, while Jenna Alam and Miette Veldman had a dozen each. Shelton and Alam are sophomores and Veldman is a freshman.

On Friday the Cavs were back home to play host to William Fleming, another tough test for LB. The Colonels came in at 8-2 but Botetourt prevailed again, this time 56-53.

“That was a really good high school basketball game,” said Pound. “Neither team had a big lead. We had lots of turnovers, but that’s who we are. We try to be aggressive and their press hurt us at times.”

Shelton led the Cavaliers again with 17 points, adding six rebounds. Veldman had a double-double with 16 points and 15 boards and Maggie Quarles had 13, including two free throws in the final seconds to ice the game. Alam had seven rebounds and five assists.

The Cavaliers will have another challenge tonight as they take on William Byrd in a Blue Ridge District game. The Terriers are off to an 8-2 start and they’ll be at home in Vinton for this one.

On Friday the girls are back home to host Staunton River.

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