MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings traveled to French Lick on Monday night and defeated the Springs Valley Lady Blackhawks, 46-24, running their season record to 12-7.

Barr-Reeve overcame a terrible start, falling behind 15-6 after just five minutes of play. Megan Delaney nailed a trey to trim that deficit to 6 and then Melissa Yoder drained a 25-footer at the buzzer to help close the gap to 15-12 after one period of play.

Those two buckets would be the start of a 17-0 run for the Lady Vikings as they would toughen up on defense and hold their hosts scoreless in the second quarter, while posting 11 points of their own to front 23-15 at the half.

The run wouldn’t stop there as Barr-Reeve posted a 9-2 edge in the third quarter, to complete a 26-2 blitz over a 19-minute stretch.

The fourth quarter was much of the same as the Lady Vikings rolled up a 14 to 7 quarter to account for the final score.

“Our half-court offense was really Springs Valley’s best offense in the first quarter as we turned the ball over numerous times and let them get out in transition for easy baskets. Once, we took better care of the ball, they had a lot of trouble scoring in the half-court,” said B-R coach Mark Holt.

“I thought we defended their best player, Darcie Warner, very well as she averages around 18 points per game and we held her to just six. We went nine-deep tonight and got contributions from a lot of people.

“Robin Letterman started in place of Paige Miller who is coming off an injury in our last game. Robin had five rebounds and played good post defense. Paige came off the bench tonight and had 10 points and six rebounds. Melissa Yoder led us again with 14 points,” said Holt.

“Katie Wittmer had her best game in awhile with eight points and six boards. Hilliary Fox had her usual double-digit rebound night with 11 and three blocks. Shanelle Burch fought through the flu to play a solid floor game. Brooke Lengacher, Amber Rademacher, and Megan Delaney all came off the bench and contributed defensively and offensively.”

The Lady Vikings will wrap up their regular season on Thursday night as they travel to Linton.

The JV game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

“We still have a lot of things we can improve on before next week and hopefully our girls will maintain their focus in practice and not look too far ahead. We want to get better through practice each and every day,” said Holt.

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