Big 3rd propels BHS girls to 52-31 win

MIDDLETOWN — Nine players scored for Blanchester in its 52-31 season opening win at Middletown Christian Friday night.

Blanchester (1-0) opened the game on an 8-0 run but allowed the Eagles to hang around and go into halftime only down two, 24-22.

”I told the girls at halftime that we had to play within ourselves,” BHS coach Bradon Pyle said. “We needed to carry over all of the things we have worked on in practice and they did a great job responding.”

Blanchester outscored Middletown Christian 20-2 in the third quarter and broke the game open.

“The girls did a phenomenal job adjusting and playing within themselves,” said Pyle. “The game is a lot easier when you make the easy pass and allow things to come to you instead of forcing.:

The Ladycats had 14 fouls in the first half of the game but did not commit a foul in the second half.

“We let them hang around by just committing silly fouls,” said Pyle.

Blanchester was led by Holly Scott who had 17 points, six steals and four assists. Lana Roy had 10 points, seven steals and six assists. Pyle said Lilly Brown played a really good game underneath for Blanchester chipping in four points and eight rebounds.

Blanchester opens league play Monday versus Williamsburg at the BHS gym.