The Washington Court House Lady Blue Lions were able to pick up an opening night victory over the Circleville Lady Tigers Thursday night behind 24 points from Sophomore sharpshooter Shawna Conger.
It was a back and forth game the entire way through with neither team leading by more than seven points. Washington Court House led after the first quarter 12-11, ten of those points were scored by Conger, Hannah Haithcock chipped in two in the first. The second quarter saw Circleville take control and they outscored the Blue Lions 11-7 in the second to take a 22-19 halftime lead.
It was a poor shooting first half for Washington as they went 4-31 from the field but stayed close by knocking down 10-11 free throws. Circleville shot much better going 10-32 from the field but were just 2-8 from the charity stripe.
The second half saw the Blue Lions outscore the Tigers 30-20 and Washington was able to pull out the victory thanks to some stingy defense late in the game and sharp shooting from Conger and Breanna Taylor knocked down a late three pointer to seal the deal, 49-42.
Washington finished the night shooting 12-57 for 21%, they were 21-30 from the charity stripe for 70%, committed 22 turnovers and had 22 total rebounds. They were led in scoring by Conger with 24, Hannah Haithcock finished with 9 points and Rayana Burns chipped in 7.
Circleville shot 19-57 from the field for 33%, were 2-10 from the free throw line for 20%, committed 26 turnovers and had 26 rebounds. They were led in scoring by Kinzie McConnel with 15 points. She was the only Tiger in double figures.
Washington Court House (1-0) welcomes Hillsboro to town on Saturday, December 2nd.