Westchester girls roll to 32-18 win

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:18 AM

Behind a balanced scoring effort, the Westchester Country Day girls steadily pulled away from visiting American Hebrew Academy for a 32-18 win Wednesday in TAC 1A/2A/3A action.

Anna Hood and Meghan Ingram each scored eight points followed by Lea Rasenberger and Leigh Tyson with six each to lead the Wildcats (7-10, 2-2), who used a 10-2 run midway through the second quarter to lead 18-11 at halftime.

“Anytime you get a win, it’s a good thing, especially in the conference and a home game,” Westchester coach Kat Lyons said. “You have to win all your home games, definitely.

“It probably wasn’t one of our best games, but a win is a win. And I do think we did the things necessary to take care of things tonight.”

The Wildcats, who moved the ball well on offense and played solid defense, pushed their lead to double-digits midway through the third, leading 27-13 heading to the fourth, and led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter.

“It was a good win — we needed one,” said Hood, a junior forward. “I think we did well offensively. We pushed the ball a lot and moved it around really well. 

“It was really good. When you know where your teammates are and move the ball well, it’s a good feeling.”

Rachel Sharkey scored eight points to lead the Eagles.

The Wildcats play again Friday at home against nonconference foe Gaston Day.

“We did drop a couple conference games early on, but I do think we’ll finish strong,” said Lyons, who said they’ve improving their man-to-man defense lately as well as their individual shooting.

“We do expect to finish in the top half of the conference, as long as we keep playing the way we’re playing.”