BETHESDA — The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School girls’ basketball team is particularly a good one, as their contest against Northwest on Jan. 25 showed.
The Lady Barons completely dismantled the Lady Jaguars by a score of 67-37.
The first quarter, however, was very neck-and-neck, with B-CC gaining the advantage, however: sophomore Caroline Orza of the Lady Barons contributed with eight points, including two made-free throws, in the quarter. B-CC led 16-11 at the end of the quarter.
It was in the second quarter that the beat down began, as B-CC forced turnovers, scored in transition and attacked the rim. The Lady Barons outscored Northwest 22-5 in the second quarter to lead 38-16 at halftime.
Orza added three more points, to finish the half with 11, while senior Merete Cowles put up seven points. A couple of three-pointers from sophomore Lily Roberson and freshman Kerry Ellis also helped increase B-CC’s advantage.
“We were focused on driving, looking for each other, and trying to distribute the ball,” said Lady Barons Head Coach Ryan Ingalls. “I thought we did a great job with that, and it turned into a lot of assists and points.”
During the second half, the bench players for B-CC received more play time. One of those bench players who came through in the third quarter was sophomore Ava Haroldson, who registered nine points and finished the night with 11 points.
Orza was the star of the game, adding a three-pointer in the third and fourth quarters to finish with 17 points.
“She’s a tough player,” said Ingalls. “She can drive. She can shoot from the outside. She’s hard to guard. She showed up big tonight.”
A third player who put up double-digit points was freshman Nora Fairbanks-Lee. She registered 10 points and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line.
Danielle Morgan was the leading scorer for the Lady Jaguars, with 12 points, while Jordyn Herwood and Precious Battle both contributed nine points each.
With the win, B-CC improves to 9-5, while Northwest falls to 4-9 on the season.