SPRING VALLEY — Twenty first-half turnovers turned up costly for the Hall Lady Red Devils Thursday night in a 47-15 loss to the Peoria Christian Lady Chargers.
The Lady Chargers came out in a 2-2-1 full-court press, forcing 10 first-quarter turnovers and scoring the first 14 points of the game. The Lady Red Devils got on the board with moments left in the first quarter by a bucket from junior guard Kaylee Golden.
“Their defense took a tool on us,”said Hall head coach Mike Struna. “They really forced a lot of turnovers which prevented us from scoring.”
The second quarter didn’t prove any better for Hall (3-9) committing another 10 turnovers and only scoring one point, which came late in the second quarter on a free throw by Emily Hoscheid.
Peoria Christian led at halftime 30-3.
The Lady Chargers were led by sisters Taylor and Jordan Myroth. Taylor, a 6-2 junior center, tallied eight points with 10 rebounds along with a block. Jordan, a 5-10’ freshman point guard, scored a game-high 21 points, 15 of them coming from behind the three-point arc and 14 coming in the first half.
“She’s a good player,” Struna said. “I thought we did a good job staying on her in the first quarter, but in the second quarter we left her open around the perimeter a few times.”
The fourth quarter proved to be the best eight minutes the Lady Red Devils put together all night, by scoring 10 points and forcing 10 turnovers.
Golden finished the game with a team-high five points, Hoscheid finished with three.
“It just comes down to that we have to score more points, but I am proud of how hard the girls played tonight,” Struna said.
• Hall’s next game is on Monday against Princeton. Hall won the sophomore game 34-21.