’Maids hold off Lady Colts

The Inter-Mountain photos by Cadie Kittle Philip Barbour defenders Emily Denison, left, Kiana Bolyard (24) look to trap a Lewis County player in the first half of Tuesday night’s Big 10 Conference matchup in Philippi. The Lady Colts dropped a 56-53 decision and will remain home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Oak Glen.

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour came up short of ending a now 11-game losing streak after chinning a 56-53 setback against Big 10 Conference rival Lewis County Tuesday night at the Colts’ Corral.

“We played pretty good I thought,” Lady Colts coach Rick Mouser said. “They (Lewis County) got us in the third.

“If we played as hard as we played tonight in some other games, we would have more wins. We’re just going to keep pressing on and get better.”

After Lewis County tallied a 22-19 edge in the first quarter, PB fired back with a 17-10 effort in the second canto to take a 36-32 lead into the halftime locker room.

Lewis County doubled up the Lady Colts, 14-7, in the third quarter. Both squads netted 10 points in the final frame as the final decision stayed intact for the Minutemaids’ road win.

Destiney Blake looks for an open teammate in front of Lewis County’s Emma Cayton during Tuesday night’s Big 10 contest. Blake, the lone Lady Colt senior, drilled four 3-pointers en route to 14 points in a 56-53 setback.

Sophomore Alyssa Hill paced PB with a double-double effort of 15 points and 13 rebounds. She also had three assists and went a perfect 5 of 5 at the charity stripe.

Destiney Blake, PB’s lone senior, caught fire from behind the arc as she drilled four 3-pointers to total 14 points to go along with three steals.

Philip Barbour freshmen upstarts Emily Denison and Averi Carpenter recorded 11 and 10 points, respectively, on the night.

Lewis County’s Emma Cayton netted a game-high 18 points. Olivia Krinov with 11 points and Emma Starett with nine points also chipped in for the winners.

Philip Barbour (6-15) will return to action on Saturday when playing host to Oak Glen at 2:30 p.m.

Lewis County (11-8) is set to entertain Big 10 foe Preston on Thursday.