|Spartans turn over Lady ’Dawgs|
|Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
LIMA — Lima Senior’s full-court pressure defense was a nuisance to the depleted Elida Lady Bulldogs Monday night, forcing 34 turnovers on their way to a 75-50 non-league girls hardwood triumph at Spartan Gymnasium.
The Lady Spartans (10-2) received a terrific all-around game by senior Indiya Benjamin — 18 markers, 10 steals, six assists and three boards — along with 18 counters from Essence Cowan (5 steals, 5 boards) on 5 treys and 10 by Imari Haynes (5 blocks, 4 steals).
Elida — down senior lead guard Kylie Downton and junior Sabrina Kline — received 12 markers from sophomore Bailee Kuhn off the bench and 11 by junior Abby Waddle.
In junior varsity action, Lima Senior edged Elida 45-43.
Both return to action Thursday: Elida hosting Van Wert in the WBL and Lima Senior welcoming in unbeaten Notre Dame Academy in the TRAC.
(Longer article and box in Wednesday’s paper).