Skip­jacks re­turn to form against CCBC-Dun­dalk

Lad­son scores 19 points, as Ch­e­sa­peake bounces back, halts two-game skid in a run­away

Record Observer - - Sports - By BEN­JAMIN BRUN­NER

Ch­e­sa­peake 91 — Dun­dalk 48

WYE MILLS — Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s women’s basketball team lost two tour­na­ment games in Bal­ti­more last week­end. The Skip­jacks re­turned to con­fer­ence play against CCBC-Dun­dalk Tues­day night and head coach Gwen Barnes was ready with lessons learned from the week­end.

“We need to move more on offense and take good shots,” Barnes said be­fore the game. “Our strat­egy for tonight is team ball. That is what I stress con­stantly.”

That strat­egy worked well Tues­day night as the Skip­jacks (7-4 over­all, 5-1 con­fer­ence) took con­trol early on the way to a 91-48 vic­tory. Ch­e­sa­peake put to­gether an 8-0 run high­lighted by two field goals from Deon­dria Wim­ber (17 points, two as­sists) on the way to an 18-8 lead at the quar­ter break. The first quar­ter ended with a field goal at the buzzer by Maya Robin­son (seven points, five as­sists).

Jan­ice Lad­son (team-high 19 points, eight as­sists) took over of­fen­sively in the sec­ond quar­ter while Chandni Tay­lor (seven re­bounds) led the de­fen­sive charge with three steals in the pe­riod as Ch­e­sa­peake built a com­mand­ing, 36-23 half­time lead.

The sec­ond half was all Ch­e­sa­peake as the Skip­jacks outscored the Lions, 55-25, in­clud­ing a 33-point out­burst in the third quar­ter.

Emily Truitt (16 points, five re­bounds) and Chantelle Gross (14 points, six as­sists, four re­bounds) joined Lad­son and Wim­ber in dou­ble fig­ures for Ch­e­sa­peake. Na­tori Nes­bit and Kris­tian Saun­ders each had seven re­bounds to tie Tay­lor for team-high in boards.

Reeva Jack­son added seven points and Cherise Castello had six points.

Ayosun­momi Olorun­sola (18 points, nine re­bounds) and Des­tiny Owens (15 points, 13 re­bounds) led the Lions (2-4, 1-2).

The Skip­jacks will visit Mont­gomery Col­lege (9-2, 3-1) on Satur­day at 1:30 p.m. in a key, early sea­son con­fer­ence matchup.

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