Lady Patriots Demolish Ravens 70-22

Kamryn Kitchen ready to drive down the gap for 2-points on a power move. (Photos by Ed Berti)
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MINT HILL, NC – The Lady Patriots continue to dominate in the games they are expected to win. They played the Ravens from Rocky River on Tuesday night at the Ravens Nest and simply blew away their opponent from the tipoff.

Coach Galvani-Lewis during a timeout with Patriots.

The Patriots took a first period 30-2 lead which virtually put this game out of reach from the start. They began the game with a 13-0 run before the Ravens where able to score on a short jumper from inside the paint by Danasia  Sanders to snap the run. But then Indy proceeded to score 17 unanswered points lead by Kamryn Kitchen and Kaylee Carson who seemed to be able to score at will against the Ravens defenders.

In the second period the Patriots continued their domination and took a very comfortable 45-14 advantage against their opponent. By this time midway through the period Coach Galvani-Lewis simply emptied her bench and was giving every player a fair amount of playing time.

After the intermission Indy began the second half with their starting 5 and quickly opened up a 58-16 lead after 4 minutes of competition. She pulled the starters and emptied her bench and the Patriots had a 64-18 edge after three periods of play.

In the final period, with Patriots rotating in and out of the lineup they coasted to an easy 70-22 victory improving their overall record to 10-3 and 2-2 in their 4A Conference 59 with only two heartbreaking losses to Charlotte Catholic and Providence by a combined 6 points.

Kaylee Carson led all scorers with 24 points, Kitchen 16, Chloe Moss 11, Lily Todd 5, and Olivia Clark 5. All Patriot players made a nice contribution scoring points off the bench while gaining valuable playing time on the court. Danasia Sanders scored 13 points for the Lady Ravens who are now 5-9.

Indy Girls Takedown Butler 74-56

The Lady Patriots played a home game against their local arch rival and took them to the house in an important conference matchup. Indy needs to continue their winning ways as they await their upcoming all important conference games on the road against Catholic and Providence.

Makinley Sellers making a layup.

Indy opened up a comfortable lead during the first half of competition. Butler is a solid team and the Lady Patriots had to show their metal on Friday night at “The Pit.” The teams top scorers stepped up and delivered big time for the home team. The Pats leading scorer and conference scoring leader Kaylee Carson netted 21 points and scored 14 in the second half to shutdown any potential comeback by the Lady Bulldogs. While super freshman Kamryn Kitchen scored 19 points in the basketball game with a balanced attack scoring 9 points in the first half and 10 in the second stanza.

Meanwhile, a host of other teammates made significant contributions off the boards, playing solid defense and making across the board contributions on offense. Chloe Moss, Tamia Burgess, Lily Todd, Kalia Ingram, Midori Walkup, Lily Gorum all played a key role in the Patriots victory.

The Patriots are now 11-3 overall on the season and 3-2 in the highly competitive 4A Conference 59 located here in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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