Foul trouble catches up to Lyle-Pacelli girls

Published 11:47 pm Monday, December 5, 2011

The Lyle-Pacelli girls basketball team dropped its second straight game by five points or less when it fell to Randolph (1-1 overall) 53-49 on the road Monday.

L-P (1-2 overall) had the ball in a tie game with 47 seconds left, but it turned the ball over an in-bounds pass and Ann Rysavy, who led L-P with 21 points, fouled on Randolph’s ensuing possession.

The Rockets hit two free throws to take the lead for good after Rysavy fouled out and L-P’s other main guard, Courtney Walter, had fouled out earlier in the game.

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“We were playing without our top two guards and that kind of ended it,” Walter said.

Abby Leif and Maggie Lewison also fouled out for L-P.

“We try to play aggressive, but we need to jump passing lanes instead of reaching in,” Walter said. “It’s going to be a struggle with foul trouble this season and it’s been a key in both of our losses so far.”

Madison Truckenmiller, a freshman center, scored 13 points for the Athletics.

L-P scoring: Ann Rysavy, 21; Madison Truckenmiller, 13; Maggie Lewison, 7; Courtney Walter, 5; Bethany Strouf, 2; Sarah Holtz, 1