By Michael McKenzie
The Lady Beavers won a home rivalry game in their first home game of the season, defeating the Lady Potters 55-36. However, it was a tale of 2 halves.
In the first half, it was a back and forth affair. The Potters erased an early 6-0 deficit and lead 14-10 towards the end of the opening quarter. Standout senior Jenna Riccardo, the Beavers all-time leading scorer in school history, was isolated by the Potter defense in the early going. Riccardo had a few free throws and a jump shot to her credit in the first. The teams traded blows and went on their separate runs, as the Beavers took the lead 30-24 into the locker room. After the half, the Beavers turned it on and closed it out. They had a very successful full-court press, great transition defense, and Riccardo was able to find the sweet spot in the paint finishing with 16 along with Elizabeth Kolkowski’s 13, as the Beavers closed out the victory.
For East Liverpool, Emma Ludwig chipped in 15 to lead the way for the Lady Potters.
The Lady Beavers improve to 1-1 on the year and play this Saturday at home with an approximate start time of 3:00 on YSN Beaver Local.