2018-02-09 / Sports

Lady Falcons hold off Heathwood

Story and Photos by Mike Maddock

Ben Lippen’s Elizabeth Rew leads a fast break as Heathwood Hall’s Morgan Goodwin gives chase. Ben Lippen’s Elizabeth Rew leads a fast break as Heathwood Hall’s Morgan Goodwin gives chase. *Find these pictures and many more here!

This SCISA Region I- 3A girls’ basketball game February 6 had the makings of a blowout. The visiting Ben Lippen Lady Falcons built a 26-11 halftime lead before the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders came roaring back and got within two with 50 seconds to play before Ben Lippen finally regained control to win 44-37.

Elizabeth Rew came off the bench to lead the Falcons with a game-high 14 points. Dexter Reasons added 11, and Hannah Trawick and Charlotte Anne Beers both finished with six. Cache Jones added five, and Van Nguyen finished two to complete the scoring for Ben Lippen.

Morgan Goodwin scored ten second-half points to lead Heathwood. Idalia Hanna and Allie Carter chipped in seven each, and Lawson Leidinger had five. Brooke Edwards got three, and Leah Allen and Brooklyn Moore each got two. Shaniya Parker added a free throw to complete the scoring for the Highlanders.

The Falcons jumped out to a 13-7 first quarter lead. Reasons led the way with three 3- pointers. Heathwood got five from Hanna.

Carter made the first basket of the second quarter for the Highlanders, but Ben Lippen responded with an 8-0 run getting baskets from Beers, Nguyen, Rew, and Trawick. Heathwood finally stopped the bleeding with a shot from the post by Hanna, but Rew closed the half with five straight points to push the Falcon advantage to 26-11.

The Highlanders came out on fire in the third quarter getting 3- pointers from Edwards and Leidinger as part of a 11-0 run. Rew finally got Ben Lippen back on the board with a stop and pop jumper with 2:43 left in the third. The Falcons added shots from Beers and Reasons to lead 32-24 at the end of three.

Rew got the first basket of the fourth, but Heathwood answered with a 6-0 run getting baskets from Goodwin, Carter, and Moore.

The Falcons pushed their advantage to 39-30 with three points from Jones and a layup from Rew, but once again the Highlanders stormed back.

Free throws from Parker and Goodwin to go with a coast to coast layup from Carter and a steal and layup from Goodwin cut the Ben Lippen lead to 39-37 with 50 seconds to play.

Rew hit the front end of a one-and-one. Heathwood got multiple good looks but could not convert leading to a couple of free throws from Trawick and a steal and layup from Jones to ice the game.

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