and stopped and popped from near the foul line in transition for a 36-33 Easton lead with 1:12 to go.
The Warriors gained a fourpoint cushion on a free throw by Jeter and added two more Pritchett free throws to finish the game’s scoring.
“I felt confident [shooting the free throws],” Pritchett said. “We work on it a lot in practice. You have to hit your free throws and layups to win the game.”
“We set some team goals to try to keep the game under 40,” Coach Griffith said. “They’ve got a phenomenal player in Emma Hill that we had to worry about all night long, but like I said, they’re a very good basketball team and we were fortunate enough to get out of here with a win.”
Hill led Queen Anne’s with 14 points. It was the second straight loss for the Lions (82, 6-2) after starting the season with eight straight wins.
Getting some balanced scoring in the first quarter, Easton led 10-4 at the end of the quarter. The Lions, though, had some success with their full-court defensive pressure early in the second quarter for six quick points to tie the game. After that the largest lead by either team until the final minute was three.
Becca Clay canned a transition bucket that put the Lions up 17-16 at the half, and they led 28-25 at the end of the third quarter.
“Easton came out and played well and we had trouble from the foul line all night, and that’s gonna cost us,” Lions head coach Mike Kern said. “Our field-goal percentage wasn’t very good. We took a lot of shots. Against Kent Island we didn’t get many shots off. Here, we had a lot of open looks. We missed a lot of open looks. And it was one of those heated games, and we just didn’t mentally capitalize.”
The Lions are hoping to have Allie Harris back from an injury by the end of the season.
K. Island 82, N. Dorchester 13 SHILOH — Se’Ri Miles scored 27 points and Hannah Moran had 22 as the Buccaneers remained unbeaten. Ali Patchett finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Kent Island (10-0, 8-0). Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at email@example.com