FAIRLEA, WV- The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans saw their 3-game win streak come to an end after the George Washington Lady Patriots came to Fairlea and waltzed away with a 66-46 victory.
It was a rather humbling experience for the Spartans who had blown out each of their first three opponents with relative ease.
They did, however, play the Lady Patriots tough early on. Ava Workman drained a 3 at the first quarter buzzer which gave the Spartans (3-1) an 18-17 lead after one, but East had a handful of unforced turnovers at the time that it made the lead feel almost like they were behind in a sense.
In the second quarter, GW (1-0) used a big run to separate themselves. They won the quarter 18-7 behind the play of Finley Lohan, Nasiya Smith, Jeriyah Pryor, and Zeniah Zellous as those four pretty much do it all for George Washington. Zellous controlled the inside and East could not keep Lohan or Smith out of the paint. A 3-pointer from Smith extended the Patriots lead and they went into the locker room ahead 36-24.
The Spartans got four points from Workman early in the third, but the Patriots never faltered. GW used an 8-0 run shortly thereafter to take a 47-28 lead before Workman broke the trend with a bucket underneath. Pryor had two baskets to end the quarter and the Pats led 53-33 after three. Workman was the only Spartan that scored in the third quarter.
The Spartans never got any closer than 15 points the rest of the way as the Patriots headed home with a big win under their belt.
East shot just 33 percent from the field including just 3-of-14 from distance and committed 25 turnovers. The Pats shot 41 percent and hit seven threes.
Workman scored 14 points and had 4 steals to lead East. Jada Waller added 10 points. Kennedy Stewart had an off night with just 6 points, but she did pull down 9 rebounds and also dished out 4 assists.
Lohan led GW with 22 points. Zellous had 17 and Pryor added 16.
East will get a week to regroup before heading to Lindside next Monday night, Dec. 11 to take on the James Monroe Lady Mavericks.
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