Lady Eagles soar past Fellowship

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ASKEWVILLE – Megan Simons poured in 27 points as Bethel Christian Academy claimed a 57-16 win over Fellowship here Friday night.

The Lady Eagles also got double figures from Elizabeth Farmer (15) and Landis Marsh (10) as they picked up win number five during the regular season.

The game started well for the Lady Eagles as Simons scored the first seven points of the game, thanks to three hoops and a free throw. Marsh then scored her first point at the free throw line. Farmer and Simons then hit back-to-back buckets as they raised the lead to 12-1.

Carmen Colon scored the first point for the Lady Lions late in the first quarter, but Simons scored again to make it 14-1 after one period.

Marsh scored first in the second quarter before Nicole Sopkiw broke the Fellowship scoring drought from the floor at the six-minute mark of the second period.

Marsh hit consecutive hoops and Simons made two from the free throw line as Bethel upped their advantage to 22-3.

Following another Fellowship free throw (by Tiffany Fountain), Bethel got a hoop from Jessica Howerton and Simons made one from the charity stripe as Bethel led 25-4.

Sopkiw and Farmer exchanged hoops before the end of the first half as the Lady Eagles took a 27-6 edge into the locker room.

Simons buried a triple to start the third quarter as the Lady Eagles went ahead 30-6.

Fellowship then had their best run of the night when Colon hit a free throw and was followed by hoops from Sopkiw and Fountain as the Lady Lions closed within 30-11.

Bethel, however, responded with consecutive hoops from Simons, Marsh and Farmer as they went back ahead by 25 (36-11). They closed out the third period with a 40-13 lead thanks to hoops by Howerton and Autumn Ginn.

The Lady Eagles started the fourth quarter with hoops by Farmer and Simons as they raced out to a 46-14 lead from which they never looked back.

Bethel was led by the three in double figures and got three points from Howerton and two from Ginn.

Fellowship was paced by the six points from Sopkiw and five from Colon.

Bethel will host Riverside Friday night in Askew