Lady Devils lose in ICC championship


Kerry Naylor

Lilly Gerwert looks to make the right pass against Williamsburg in the ICC championship.

Caleb Beiswenger, Staff Writer

After winning the semi-final round of the ICC championship against Southern Huntingdon last Friday, the Bellwood-Antis Lady Devils found themselves against Williamsburg for the 3rd time this season on Saturday. 

B-A could not overcome the Pirates and lost by 3 points, 51-48, giving them runner up in the conference for the second year in a row. 

It was the Lady Devils’ fifth straight loss to the Lady Pirates dating back to last season. Three of those losses came in one-possession games.

The much anticipated matchup did not disappoint. The game came down to the very last minute and the Lady Pirates were strong from the line. Every quarter the game ended tied (16-16, 30-30, 37-37), but Williamsburg took advantage of three B-A turnovers in the final minute-and-a-half to come out on top.

Chelsea McCaulsky led the team with 19 points. Senior Lydia Worthing and junior Chloe Hammond were able to score 12 and 8, respectively, to help B-A.

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“We gave it everything we had, but we came up short,” said McCaulsky. “I think the game will prepare us for the playoffs and really help us learn from mistakes that were made.”

Friday night in the semi-finals, B-A defeated Southern Huntingdon 48-34. The Lady Devils were able to start out the game with a 19 point first quarter, putting them up 19-9. Lydia Worthing led the team with 18 points and Chelsea McCaulsky had 16 points. Jenna Norton was injured early in the game and did not return the rest of the night.

She was on the sidelines for the championship game against Williamsburg, as well, opening the door for freshman Lilly Gerwert to extend her minutes. She responded by grabbing 11 rebound in the championship.

The Lady Devils will now get ready for their home District 6 playoff game against Bishop McCourt on Thursday.

“We will learn from this loss, and it will help us with our next game and the rest of our season,” said senior Alyson Partner.