Struggles from the field, 3rd quarter hurts Ben’s Ford in loss

Published 1:19 pm Friday, November 22, 2019

Third quarter turnovers and struggles from the field throughout the night hurt Ben’s Ford Christian School in a 49-30 loss to Centreville Academy at home Monday.
“Turnovers were a problem, but when you go 8-for-59 from the field — we had opportunities to score, we just couldn’t put it in the basket,” Ben’s Ford coach Mark McGehee said. “We’ve gotta be a little more focused on making the basket.”
Ben’s Ford trailed 22-14 at halftime and trimmed the lead to 26-21 by the 3:57 mark of the third quarter, but Centreville went on a 7-0 run to go up 33-21 with 2:17 on the clock — its biggest lead to that point.
Lacy Darden went 1-of-2 from the free-throw line to begin the run before Savannah Hailey made a layup. Callie McDaniels pushed the lead to 31-21 with 3:09 left and then Lexlea Sterling was good on a field goal, giving Centreville a 33-21.
Alaina McClelland stopped the run by hitting a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left and it was 33-23 after three quarters of play.
Centreville scored the first four points of the fourth quarter on buckets by Hailey.
Ben’s Ford was unable to get the lead back into single digits in the 49-30 loss.
Kelci Freeman was Ben’s Ford’s leading scorer with nine points. She tallied five rebounds, an assist and four steals.
McClelland had eight points and four rebounds.
Allie Jacobs posted six points and a pair of rebounds.
Bailey Stewart had five points, five boards and an assist.
Sylvia Rosa posted two points, five rebounds and one steal.
Lindsey McGehee grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, while Dani Dani Descant had a rebound and a steal and Kimberly Stogner added a rebound.
Hailey led Centreville with 24 points.
Emilea Roberts posted 12.
Lacy Darden had seven, while Lindsey Clark, Sterling and Callie McDaniels all recorded two.
On Tuesday, the Lady Eagles suffered a 38-24 loss to Columbia Academy in district play.
Freeman topped the team in points with 10 to go with three rebounds and a steal.
Stewart had nine points, two rebounds and a steal.
Jacobs put up four points, two boards and a steal.
McClelland had a point, four rebounds and two steals.
McGehee pulled down four rebounds and she blocked a shot, while Descant had a rebound and she blocked a shot and Rosa added a rebound for Ben’s Ford.
Ben’s Ford Christian School is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 3 with a home game against Bowling Green School.