Lewis County used a 14-0 run over the final five minutes of the second quarter against Robert C. Byrd to take control of the game and eventually claim a 53-25 victory in Big 10 girls basketball action Wednesday night.
The Minutemaids (5-4, 2-1 Big 10) led 7-6 after one quarter before outscoring the Eagles (1-8, 1-5) 21-4 for a 28-10 halftime lead.
But Robert C. Byrd went scoreless over the final five minutes of the second period because of turnovers and good defense by Lewis County.
Jacki Gum led the Minutemaids with eight points during the 14-0 spurt, while Lindsay Casto added two fast break baskets and seven points in the period.
"It was good for us to pick up the tempo, and we did it with the defense," Lewis County coach Gary Stout said.
Gum had a solid performance in leading Lewis County to victory. She poured in a game-high 19 points to dominate the paint.
"Jacki was in the right places at the right times in the second quarter, and I thought she got some good looks at the basket," Stout said. "She just needs to work on catching the ball in the post a little more and being more decisive with her moves to the basket."
Casto also finished in double figures for the Minutemaids with 13 points, while freshman Jaime Parker added 11.
Freshman Keisha Bowsman was the Eagles lone double digit scorer with 12 points.
"We just don't have any balance offensively," Robert C. Byrd coach Debbie Bastin said. "It is very difficult to have a freshman be your team leader, so we have got to have somebody step up on the offensive end."