Boyd buzzer-beater lifts Chargers over Milan
Stephanie Sturgis - Press Sports Editor
Along with the WHS boys' 58-55 win, the Lady Chargers built a big lead and held on for a 70-67 victory over Milan.
With two seconds to play in regulation and the score tied in the boys game, the Chargers had the ball out of bounds near halfcourt. Boyd set a high screen for Jacob Lloyd, but the Bulldog defense denied the pass to Lloyd. With a five-second violation approaching, Boyd popped open near halfcourt and glanced to see if a teammate was open. With no one available, Boyd fired a line-drive 3-pointer that rattled before falling through the net as time expired.
The game was tied five times in the first quarter. Westview had a seven-point lead in the second, but Milan rallied. WHS enjoyed a 28-27 lead at halftime on a late Davell Lloyd steal and trey.
WHS led 44-41 heading into the fourth and again stretched its lead to seven at 54-47 with 2:45 left before Milan rallied.
A made 3-pointer by Bulldog Tim Adkisson and a WHS foul underneath battling for rebound position led to a five-point possession for Milan. The productive trip cut the lead to two.
The Bulldogs tied the score at 55-all when Dominique Moore hit 1-of-2 free throws with 5.7 seconds left. Despite Westview struggling to keep the Bulldogs off the offensive boards for most of the game, Davell Lloyd grabbed the rebound of the missed free throw and dribbled to midcourt before calling timeout to set up the last shot.
In the girls game, the Lady Chargers worked to stretch the lead before squandering nearly all of it in a 70-67 win.
Early threes from Sara Olds, Amber Nanney and Jacey Sims helped Westview to an eight-point edge in the first quarter. At the end of the frame, the Lady Charger had a 20-16 advantage.
The lead grew to 17, 38-19, in the second quarter on an Olds fastbreak layup. Amber Rechis also was big, scoring 10 of her 20 points despite drawing a gimmick defense by Milan.
Milan struggled to find the range in the first half, and WHS freshman Caitlin Campbell did a good job rebounding the misses.
By halftime, the Lady Charger advantage stood at 41-24.
Westview's offense remained prolific in the third quarter. The Lady Chargers suffered a blow when Grace Ann Swaim was injured during a jump ball call that also resulted in a technical on Milan's Kasha Brooks. Swaim missed the rest of the game with a sore back. The WHS lead hit 29 at 61-32, on a Campbell layup with nearly three minutes left in the third. At the end of the stanza, Westview was in front 63-39.
Westview did miss Swaim against Milan's fullcourt press. Nanney hit a trey in the first minute of the third. From there, WHS was held scoreless for 5:19, turning the ball over nine time in that span.
Milan clawed back to within two before Sims hit 1-of-2 free throws with 4.9 seconds left. Milan's tying shot at the buzzer bounced in and out to leave Westview a 70-67 winner.
Jan. 13 at Martin
Milan (67) — Sarah Hamm 13, Kasha Brooks 55, Ashley Caldwell 9, Perica Glenn 9, Julieanne Joyner 7, Sarah Reagan 6, Dequasha Simpson 5, Leesha Glenn 3, Crystal Bledsoe 3, Madison Ballard 2.
Westview (70) — Sara Olds 21, Amber Rechis 20, Breanna Pitcher 9, Amber Nanney 8, Caitlin Campbell 6, Jacey Sims 4, Grace Ann Swaim 2.
3-pointers: Milan — Hamm (3),, Reagan (2), Joyner, L. Glenn, Caldwell; Westview — Olds (4), Rechis (2), Nanney (2), Sims.
Records: Milan 10-4 (3-2 District 13-AA), Westview 18-1 (3-1 District 13-AA).
Milan (55) — Tim Adkisson 15, Brady Sheppard 8, Beau Vandiver 8, Lawrence Douglas 7, Mark Vaughn 6, Zach Chatman 6, Dominique Moore 3, Luke Postoak 2.
Westview (58) — Jacob Lloyd 22, Davell Lloyd 18, Reid Cates 7, Cameron Boyd 6, Dillon Gardner 3, Khorie Johnson 2.
3-pointers: Milan — Sheppard (), Adkisson (2); Westview — J. Lloyd (4), D. Lloyd (3), Cates (2), Boyd, Gardner.
Records: Milan 11-4 (3-2 District 13-AA), Westview 15-4 (4-0 District 13-AA).