The Globe's Amara Grautski checks in with a longer recap on last night's Reading-Lexington girls' basketball battle than we could stuff in Tuesday's roundup:
By Amara Grautski, Globe Correspondent
READING -- Redemption tasted sweet for the undefeated Reading girls' basketball team, which bested visiting Lexington, 45-26, last night.
Reading's Jaclyn Lyons
Although the home team was unable to beat the Minutemen all of last year, Reading handed the previously undefeated team its first loss of the 2008-09 season.
Guard Jaclyn Lyons set the tone for Reading (6-0) by putting the team’s first points on the board, sinking a 3-pointer to start the game. Lyons, the game’s lead scorer, followed with three more 3-pointers and totaled 22 points for the night, with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Lyons said she was happy with the win, but admitted it was -- at times -- an ugly game, with fouls and travels on both sides.
“We didn’t have our greatest game tonight, but we pulled through,” she said. “The first couple of periods we were playing as individuals, but if we play together we can beat almost any team.”
Although Lexington (4-1) never had a lead in the game, it didn’t seem out of reach at the end of the third quarter, with Reading ahead by eight. But as the Rockets’ teamwork clicked, they took off, tacking on 15 points in the fourth frame, when Lexington could only muster four.
Reading’s coach Kim Penney said her team came out to play hard, but hopes the Rockets will continue on their undefeated path by staying focused and taking each game at a time.
“The most important game is always the next one,” she said.
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