Maci Chamberlin’s seven three-pointers against Delta Wednesday night put her in the record books alongside Jill Morrison for most three-pointers made in a game. Chamberlin’s 26 points paced Winchester past the Lady Eagles 95-74 in a fast-paced, high octane game at the Winchester Fieldhouse.
The Lady Falcons poured in 35 first period points, yielding 22 to the Eagles. Winchester scored 14 first quarter baskets, with at least 12 of them coming off assists. Maddie Lawrence scored half of her 24 points to lead the way. Maci Chamberlin collected three three-pointers, while her sister, Becca, scored six points. The duo of Morgan Lawrence and Caitlyn Campbell added four points apiece.
Tallying assists in the first period were Maci and Becca with three each, Campbell and Gena Moore with two apiece, plus one each from Maddie and Morgan Lawrence.
Delta’s Kassidy Dishman hit her first four shots on the way to 10 first frame points for the Eagles.
The Falcons earned their first 20-point advantage at 43-23 on a Morgan Lawrence basket in the second stanza. The Eagles rattled off the next seven points to cut the deficit to 13. The last four Delta points coming on two Gracie Gilland steals and lay ups.
The lead became 50-35 when Campbell found Maddie Lawrence inside for a three-point play. Gilland closed the gap to 51-40 on a rare five-point play. She nailed a three-pointer and was fouled after the shot. Gilland drained the following one-and-one foul situation to complete the play.
Two successive Nevaeh Lanter fielders pushed the Winchester margin back to 15 points, before Addie Chester’s free toss sent the Falcons to a 55-41 margin at the break.
Twice Delta cut its deficit to 12 points during the third session, first at 57-45, and later at 59-47 on a Sydney Stroble 15-foot baseline jumper. A Gena Moore trey off a feed from Campbell drove the advantage back to 15 points.
The lead was still 14 points in the last minute of third quarter action, when Maci Chamberlin connected on back-to-back three-pointers off two Maddie Lawrence feeds. Winchester led 73-53 at the third stop.
The margin was 21 points at 77-56 when Winchester went on an 11-0 run. Maddie Lawrence produced nine of the points, with Becca Chamberlin adding a deuce. The Eagles retaliated with an 11-0 run of their own. Gilland nailed back-to-back treys. Dishman scored inside and was fouled. Her free attempt went awry, but the Eagles corralled the rebound, and Dishman connected from behind the arc.
Later, Delta sliced the Falcon lead to 91-74 on successive hoops by Gilland. The Falcons scored the games’ final four points, a basket by Morgan Lawrence and two free throws by Lily Lanter.
Delta sophomore, Gracie Gilland, took game-high scoring honors with 27 points for the 2-6 Eagles. Dishman and Chester both reached double figures, scoring 17 and 10 points respectively. Freshman Sydney Stroble notched nine points.
The Lady Falcons improved to 8-0 with the victory. Maci Chamberlin reached double-figures for the first time in her blossoming career with 26 points. Maddie Lawrence scored 24 markers. She received a game ball between the third and fourth periods, after having smashed Laramie Smith’s career assist mark of 476 in the New Castle game Saturday.
Two more Falcons reached double figures in the win. Becca Chamberlin scored 13 tallies, while Morgan Lawrence accumulated her second double-double in a row, scoring 11 points, with a like number of rebounds. Maddie Lawrence grabbed a game-high 13 caroms.
Coach Holly Gutierrez crew takes its unblemished record into a tough Randolph County tussle Saturday night at Monroe Central. The Bears fell from the ranks of the unbeaten by falling at Union City Wednesday night. The Bears would like nothing better than to do the same to the Falcons.
Winchester’s junior varsity improved to 7-0 with a 49-22 drubbing of Delta in the preliminary contest. Coach Krista Hendrickson’s squad led at all four stops. They were leading 21-15 late in the first half, before the Falcons rattled off 18 unanswered points.
Two Falcons achieved double digits in scoring, Nevaeh Lanter with 14 points, and Haley Lanter tallying 11 markers. Mabrey McIntire just missed double figures, scoring eight points.
Delta 22 41 53 74
Winchester 35 55 73 95
EAGLES--Bradburn 1 0-0 2, Bamidele 2 1-1 5, Chester 3 2-5 10, Dishman 7 0-1 17, Gilland 10 3-4 27, Summers 0 0-0 0, Painter 0 0-0 0, Pickering 1 2-2 4, Stroble 4 1-2 9, Rouse 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 9-15 74.
FALCONS –-Ma. Lawrence 10 4-8 24, B. Chamberlin 5 2-2 13, Moore 1 3-4 6, Mo. Lawrence 4 3-4 11, Campbell 3 2-4 8, L. Lanter 0 2-2 2, M. Chamberlin 9 1-4 26, Hummel 0 1-2 1, Hicks 0 0-0 0, N. Lanter 2 0-0 4. Totals 34 18-30 95.
Junior Varsity Summary
Delta 7 15 17 22
Winchester 18 25 39 49
FALCONS-H. Lanter 11, McIntire 8, L. Lanter 5, Riggin 4, N. Lanter 14, Stilwell 2, Craw 5, Hummel 0.