Lyle-Pacelli girls win sixth straight game

Published 10:47 pm Monday, January 7, 2013

Lyle-Pacelli's Maggie Lewison drives past Randolph's Maggie Splilchall in Lyle Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

LYLE — The Athletics didn’t get off to their best start of the season, but once they got it going they were in control in a 65-37 win over Randolph in a girls basketball game in Lyle Monday.

LP (9-1 overall) scored the first eight points of the contest, but the Rockets (5-8 overall) pulled to within 14-11 with a rally of their own. From that point, LP closed out the last six minutes of the first half on a 24-2 run.

Lyle-Pacelli's Ann Rysavy goes up for a lay-up against Randolph in Lyle Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

“It was our first time playing in Lyle and we just weren’t used to the rims and the gym,” said LP freshman Sarah Holtz, who had 17 points and four assists in the win. “We haven’t even practiced here and it just took a little while to get rolling.”

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The win was the sixth straight for the Athletics, who forced 41 Randolph turnovers. LP junior Ann Rysavy had 12 points, five steals, five assists and two blocks, LP junior Maggie Lewison had six points and three steals and LP seventh grader Brooke Walter had seven points and three steals.

Brooke has picked up a few pointers from playing with her older sister, Courtney Walter, who is a freshman for LP.

Courtney, who scored nine in the win, said she’s glad to get a chance to play with her younger sister.

“It’s nice to finally play with her,” Courtney said. “She always hustles and she always gives one hundred percent.”

LP will play three of its next four games at home as it hopes to continue its winning ways. The Athletics are already off to their best start in at least five years.

“I think we’re really gonna grow as a team,” Holtz said. “Everybody’s role is pretty much established and it’s really fun to experiment with different offenses and new presses. We’re all strong in our positions and we’re all holding our own.”

Randolph 13 24 — 37

LP 38 27 — 65

LP scoring: Sarah Holtz, 17; Ann Rysavy, 12; Courtney Walter, 9; Brooke Walter, 7; Madison Truckenmiller, 6; Maggie Lewison, 6; Kendall Truckenmiller, 4; Annie Holtz, 4; Bethany Strouf, 2; free throws: 78 percent (18-for-23); rebounds: 28 (Annie Holtz, 5); turnovers: 20