Lady Pioneers see win slip away in final few minutes
In other non-league action Unioto and Adena win while PV loses at Peebles
The first game Saturday at the Zane Trace Tip-Off Classic was by far the dayâ€™s best game as two of the top southeast programs in Alexander and Zane Trace got together for a TVC vs. SVC non-league battle. The game was a match-up of two carbon-copy teams that saw a pair of hard- nosed defenses making points tough to come by throughout the game.
After the first three quarters never saw a team open up more than a two possession lead, Zane Trace was able to finally grab control taking a 47-41 lead with less than two minutes to play. Unfortunately, this is the point where things started to go wrong for the red, white, and blue. Zane Trace missed the front end of a bonus situation at the line and then committed two costly turnovers. On each ensuing possession for Alexander, the Lady Spartans were able to score cutting the ZT lead to two at 47-45. On the final Alexander possession, Morgan Grinstead was able to get in the middle of the Zane Trace defense and convert an old-fashion three-point play to give Alexander a 48-47 win.
Erin Dailey was named the team MVP for Zane Trace. The senior had a great all-around game stuffing several columns of the stat sheet. Dailey scored 10 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked six shots, dished out three assists, and recorded three steals. Kelsey Dunkle also had a nice offensive day knocking down four triples on her way to a team-high 16 points. Sierra Sigman was also in double-digits with 10 points.