The Lord Botetourt girls dropped a tough overtime game to Franklin County last week to fall into third place in the Blue Ridge District basketball standings. LB bounced back with a home win over Staunton River Friday and the girls were scheduled to host William Byrd on Tuesday of this week, but results were too late for publication.
Last Tuesday in Daleville the Cavaliers struggled from behind the arc in a 48-44 overtime loss to visiting Franklin County. Botetourt made just two of 22 attempts from long range.
“We had every opportunity to win the game but, unfortunately, we shot the ball very poorly,” said LB coach Renee Favaro.
Madilyn Winterton had a double-double in the loss with 28 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. However, LB was outrebounded by seven boards and shot just eight for 15 from the free throw line, sealing the loss.
On Friday the girls bounced back with a 68-17 win over Staunton River at home. All nine players scored and had double figure minutes of playing time. Winterton led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals while hitting 75 percent of her shots from the floor. Taylor Orange had 15 points, Aisnley Anderson had nine points and five assists and Bry Orange added nine points and eight boards.
The win lifted LB to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the district at the halfway point of district play. After Tuesday’s home game with Byrd the girls will hit the road for the short trip to Northside on Friday night.