Lomega squads end week with flurry of home games
Drummond’s current win streak denied Lomega one of its own. The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders by nine in the fourth quarter to earn a 71-62 road win last Thursday night. The loss dropped Lomega to 11-7. The Raiders followed that up with a 71-22 win at home Friday against Deer Creek-Lamont and have now gone 3-4 since the turn of the new year. They’ve neither lost - nor won - multiple games in a row during that stretch. Drummond, meanwhile, got 24 points from Brandon Coontz in winning its eighth straight game. Coontz had a big first half as he made four 3-pointers and scored 15 points. He then made 4 of 6 free throws to help seal the win in the final frame. That helped offset 20 points from Lomega’s Riley Lumpkin. The Raiders also got 15 points from Noah Snowden and 14 from Brock Mowery. After falling behind 20-15 after a quarter, Lomega tied it up at 35 by halftime. Snowden, Mowery and Lumpkin scored six apiece in that quarter. The game was still knotted going into the fourth. Both teams had four field goals in the final quarter, but Drummond visited the foul line 15 times, making 10 of them. Lomega shot just two free throws during that stretch. The game was originally to be played Jan. 3, but was postponed due to inclement weather. DCLA put up little resistance the night before. The Raiders were up 22-4 after a quarter and cruised to the win. Mowery led 11 different Lomega scorers with 15 points. Austin Johnston chipped in with 10.
Teams no match for Lady Raiders
The Lady Raiders buried their two opponents under a ton of points.
Drummond fell victim in a 79-26 defeat while DCLA was blasted 94-12.
Against DCLA, Lomega twice scored at least 30 points in a quarter.
TheLadyRaidersjumped out to a 31-3 lead in the first and then outscored DCLA 30-0 in the third.
Freshman Hensley Eaton led 13 different Lomega scorers with 13 points.
Sophie Vandendriessche, another freshman, added 12 points and Emma Duffy 11. It rained 3-pointers the night before as Lomega buried 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Duffy made seven of them, including four in the first quarter.
Despite her early shooting efforts, Lomega led Drummond by a modest seven points.
The lead grew to 21 points by halftime before Lomega went on a 30-4 run in the third quarter.
Duffy led all scorers with 26 points.
Courtney Fox, Shelby Russell and Eaton made two 3-pointers apiece.
Fox scored 13 points while Russell and Eaton scored eight apiece.
Megan Dunigan added 11 points.
Lomega, ranked second in Class B, upped its overall record to 15-3.