The Lord Botetourt girls are planning for things to come out better this time when they host Patrick Henry in basketball tonight. The Patriots beat LB in Roanoke the first time around for one of the Cavaliers’ three season losses.
The first game wasn’t pretty, as PH took a 61-35 win to drop the Cavaliers into the loss column for the first time this season. The Cavs committed 28 turnovers in that game and gave up 26 points off the turnovers while shooting 31 percent from the field. Coach Renee Favaro noted the inexperience of her young guards at the time, but that was almost a month ago and LB’s young players have continued to improve.
Last week the Cavs went 2-0 before inclement weather postponed a Friday game with William Fleming. That game will be made up on February 9 at Fleming.
Last Tuesday at home the Cavaliers beat Northside, 47-33, on Senior Night. Ally Spangler, Jada Morgan, Brianna Wissemann, Olivia Griffin and Clair Dozier were recognized.
Taylor Orange led a balanced attack with 10 points. Ainsley Anderson had eight points and seven assists and Spangler had eight points and six steals.
On Wednesday the Cavaliers played at winless Hidden Valley and the Titans remained that way after taking a 76-19 beating. LB led 28-2 after the first period and never looked back. The Cavs had just eight players available but all eight scored, led by Orange with 17.
The girls took a 14-3 record into Tuesday’s home game with Franklin County. After tonight’s home game with PH, they’ll play at home again Friday against Staunton River.