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The Walsingham Academy girls basketball team dropped a 58-53 contest to Amelia Academy in the first round of the Dale Travis Invitational at Trinity Episcopal on Friday afternoon.
Walsingham and Amelia played about as close a game as possible statistically with both teams shooting 32 percent and 35 percent from the field, respectively, while both teams shot 65 percent from the free throw line.
The two biggest statistical differences between the two teams were 3-pointers and offensive rebounds. Walsingham pulled down 19 offensive boards compared to six by Amelia. Conversely, Amelia connected on 9-of-28 3-pointers while Walsingham went 0-of-2 on its 3-point attempts.
With a close statistical contest, the ability of Amelia Academy to sink 3-pointers gave the Patriots an advantage on the scoreboard.
With Amelia Academy leading 26-25 at halftime, the game was decided in the third quarter as Walsingham fell off the scoring pace and got down nine points heading into the fourth quarter.
Despite a strong fourth quarter, Walsingham Academy was unable to overcome the deficit and ultimately fell despite double-digit scoring from Cat Williams (16), Chelsea Marcombe (15), Emily Mauk (12) and Christine McBeath (10).
Walsingham Academy (0-2) will play Hampton Roads Academy in the consolation round of the tournament on Saturday.
Amelia Academy: 9 17 19 13 — 58
Walsingham Academy: 9 16 11 17 — 53
Amelia Academy: Morris 11, Barnard 1, Arrington 11, Farnham 15, Green, Marriott 17
Walsingham Academy: Williams 16, Marcombe 15, Mauk 12, McBeath 10
3-point goals: Amelia Academy 9 (Morris 3, Arrington 2, Farnham, Green, Marriott 2)
Trinity Episcopal Drubs HRA
Hampton Roads Academy could not slow down a high power Trinity Episcopal School offense during a 70-19 loss in the first round of the Dale Travis Invitational at Trinity Episcopal on Friday.
Trinity Episcopal surpasses HRA’s scoring output for the game in the first quarter, outscoring the Navigators 24-3 over the first eight minutes of play.
The game was never in question from that point on as Trinity Episcopal continued to cruise to victory.
HRA (0-1) will now play Walsingham Academy in the consolation game on Saturday.
HRA: 3 4 4 8 — 19
Trinity: 24 21 11 14 — 70
HRA: Kingsbury 7, Mauk 3, Arcand 5, Bresee 2, Payne 2
Trinity: Burgos 8, Harris 9, Allen 13, Hobbs 6, Jones 2, Woods 7, Chapman 23, Wells 2