Spotswood Girls Back In State Title Game

By: Daren Stoltzfus Email
By: Daren Stoltzfus Email

RICHMOND, Va. -- Spotswood used a 14-0 run to start the second half to get past the Monticello Mustangs 70-57 Tuesday, earning a spot in Saturday's state championship game.

Monticello started the game on an 11-2 run and the Blazers trailed 34-27 at the half before taking the lead for good at the 5:35 mark of the third quarter.

Bailey Williams scored 20 points and led four Blazers in double figures. Spotswood has not played for a state title since 2010 and has not won a state championship since 2005.

The Blazers shot a blazing 85.7 percent from the floor in the second half, more than enough to survive a game high 28 points from Mustangs sophomore Molly Shephard.

The UNC-Greensboro commit, Williams, passed off 7 of her 11 assists in the second half and finished the game 2 rebounds short of a triple-double. Her 8 rebounds were also a team high.

Tayler Dodson piled on 15 points, Rachel Lindsay added 13 and Liz Dofflemeyer chipped in 11 points for the Blazers.

Dodson scored the 1,000th point of her career in the second half of the game, becoming just the third Spotswood player, boy or girl, to reach that mark before their senior year.

Spotswood will play the winner of the Richlands-Brunswick game (Tuesday) in Saturday's Group AA Division 3 state title game.


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