Lady Cavs win three straight

The Caroline High School Lady Cavaliers rebounded from recent losses to win three straight games against Colonial Beach and Battlefield District foes King George and Culpeper.

Caroline defeated Colonial Beach 44-27, King George, 62-55, and Culpeper, 61-33, in action last week.

Senior Shannon Mosby led Caroline in scoring in two outings while sophomore Jazmen paced the team in the third contest. Freshman Hope Toliver had a strong week; she was the second-leading scorer in two games and also recorded a double-double.

With their three wins, Caroline improved to 9-4 overall and 3-3 in the Battlefield District.

Caroline freshman Jayla McNeil goes up for a shot against Culpeper; also shown is Bo Hayes (No. 44).

Mosby scored 14 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers at Colonial Beach on Monday and also had four assists, and she and Moore each had four steals. Toliver was the only other player to score in double figures with 12 points. Junior Bo Hayes led Caroline with eight rebounds.

Mosby scored 17 points to lead the team when they hosted the King George Lady Foxes on Tuesday. Moore and Hayes each added 12 points, and Toliver picked up her double-double – 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Moore scored 21 points to lead Caroline when they visited Culpeper on Friday and also paced the team with six assists and six steals. Toliver added 17 points and pulled down six rebounds.

The Lady Foxes trailed 34-30 at the half, but they rallied to take a 1-point lead on a 3-point shot by senior Carley Armentrout with 5:59 left in the third quarter.

The teams traded the lead until Mosby led Caroline on a 7-point run that put the Lady Cavaliers ahead for good. Caroline had a 43-40 advantage after three quarters.

Moore opened the final period by making a 3-point shot to spark a 9-2 run that enabled the Lady Cavaliers to extend their lead to 9 points at 6:50. The Lady Foxes clawed back to within 4 points before the end of the game.

King George out-scored Caroline 15-7 in the first quarter, when Armentrout contributed six points. However, Moore made a basket at 6:45 in the second quarter that launched a 23-4 run for Caroline, and Hays sparked the run with 6 points.

“The defense played very well,” said Caroline coach Tim Marshall. “They won the game for us.”

Mosby injured a knee with 4:10 left to play, and Marshall rested her for the game against Culpeper. She was expected to play again later this week.

The junior varsity team defeated Colonial Beach 18-16 but lost to both King George, 29-20, and Culpeper, 32-20. The JV team fell to 7-4 overall and 2-4 in the Battlefield District.

This week the Lady Cavaliers hosted James Monroe on Monday and were scheduled to visit Spotsylvania on Friday. Next week Caroline is scheduled to visit Chancellor on Friday.


Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm