ROCKVILLE — As the regular season neared its end, the Richard Montgomery girls’ basketball team held their Senior Night against Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, hoping for a positive and celebratory result. However, the game turned out to be a real nail-biter with the Lady Barons coming out on top, 51-47, on Feb. 15.
From the get-go, a competitive atmosphere surrounded the game despite both teams missing shots and turning the ball throughout the first quarter. B-CC led 8-7 midway through the period, but the Lady Rockets took back the lead thanks to seven points from Anujin Dordorj to finish the first with the advantage.
Dordorj added six more points in the second quarter on a 3-pointer and three free throws.
However, the Lady Barons did not back down as Lily Roberson (bottom left) came to play as she soared through the RM defense and dropped nine points. The second quarter was very close and hotly contested as B-CC took a 29-25 lead at halftime.
Dordorj continued to steal the show as she registered nine third-quarter points. finishing with a game-high 26 points, Richard Montgomery took back the lead at the end of the quarter by one point, 38-37.
“Anujin is a phenomenal player,” said Lady Rockets Head Coach Mike Oakes. “She’s been doing a really good job for us all year, and I think tonight was just a display of the talent that she has.”
The Lady Barons regained control and led for a majority of the fourth quarter, as Caroline Orza (bottom right) came through in the clutch with eight fourth quarter points on four shots. Three different B-CC players finished with 10 points each, including Orza, Roberson and Ava Haroldsson.
“They’re a talented group of sophomores,” said B-CC Head Coach Ryan Ingalls. “They stepped up and helped us pull it out in the end. We’ve got a lot of young talent that is starting to come in through their own.”
With the win, B-CC’s record improves to 12-7, while RM falls to a 11-9 record as the state playoffs looms.
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