LOST CREEK -- Lewis County utilized strong guard play Monday night in an impressive, 57-45 Big 10 road win.
Point guard Audra Hall led the Minutemaids with a solid stat line: 13 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and two steals. She connected on all nine of her free throw attempts.
"We are working well together as a team right now. Plus, it gives us a big boost to be above .500 now," Hall said. Lewis is now 3-2.
Lindsay Casto led the team in scoring with 14 points, while Jill Garrett added 10. Talented freshman Jaime Parker contributed nine points and five rebounds in 14 minutes of play.
South Harrison (2-3) was hampered by an injury to point guard Sarah Byrd, who turned her knee early in the contest. She still produced six assists in 19 minutes.
Lewis County never trailed in the contest, attaining leads of 17-14 and 27-20 at the first and second quarter breaks. The lead remained steady in the second half with the margin reaching 12 at 39-27 and at the game's end. The Hawks' strongest run put them to within 46-42 with 3:30 remaining, but an 11-3 stretch run by Lewis County shut the door.
"The girls worked hard for this win tonight. (South Harrison) spread us out defensively and got us into some early foul trouble," Lewis County coach Gary Stout said.
Bobbi Jo Devericks produced another double-double for South Harrison coach Joe Johnson with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Desiree Evans led the team with 14 points.
n MORGANTOWN 70, East Fairmont 64: Justin Kalafat scored 14 points to lead three Morgantown players in double figures.
Bobby Prim and Robbie Shaver followed with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Morgantown. Robert Harold had 28 points for East Fairmont, while teammate Roddrus Clay added 13 points.