Lady Blue Devils dominate in big win


Bellwood-Antis Girls Basketball

Chloe Hammond leads the break for B-A.

Cooper Guyer, Sports Editor

To the common spectator, the Bellwood-Juniata Valley girls basketball matchup might have lost some importance, with former matchups having D1 talent all over the court for both teams. B-A’s Alli Campbell is now at Penn State and Valley’s Hailee Smith at Quinnipiac.

However, this game still holds heavy implications with ICC and District 6 standings. Both teams are former state powerhouses looking to get back to their winning ways and a win in this matchup proves huge to taking the next step towards reestablishing dominance at the local and state level.

Jaidyn McCracken lets loose a foul shot. (Bellwood-Antis Girls Basketball)

On Friday night, the Lady Blue Devils basketball team took down Juniata Valley 55-28 in a throttling of their ICC rivals at the Bellwood-Antis gymnasium. Lydia Worthing had a huge night with a near triple-double totaling 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 8 blocks in a dominant performance. Sophomore Chloe Hammond added 16 points with two 3-pointers to form a nice scoring tandem with Worthing.

This win moves the Blue Devils to 2-0 in ICC play with sole possession of 1st place in the conference.

The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to 13-1 lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back, winning every quarter of the game by 6 points or more.

The Blue Devils shot 86 percent from the free throw line, which proved to make a huge difference in the winning outcome for Bellwood-Antis. It was a huge win for the Lady Blue Devils and they look to build on for the rest of the season.

They will be back at it tonight at home in a non-conference game against United.