By Mike Williamson – email@example.com
It was tougher than many expected, but the Division 2 fifth ranked Chelsea girls’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to pull away from a young, scrappy Stockbridge team to improve to 10-0 on the season with a 50-34 win Monday night.
Stockbridge entered the game with just one senior on their roster and they had lost to the Bulldogs 60-15 last season, but they showed early that 2019 is a new year.
The Panthers jumped out to an 8-2 lead early before the Bulldogs righted the ship and closed the first quarter on a 11-0 run for a 13-8 lead after one.
Maddie Vasquez was hit with two early fouls and had to sit down in the first, but Jenna Fosdick came off the bench and hit a triple and a basket for five
The Bulldogs offense struggled in the second, putting just four points in the quarter, but the Panthers scored just six as Chelsea led 17-14 at the break.
AJ Fullerton hit a triple and a free throw for the Bulldogs to start the second half, but a triple by Taylor Carey moved Stockbridge back within four.
A Briana Hay triple and a Riley Davis driving lay-up gave Chelsea a 32-25 lead after three.
Stockbridge would keep things close, but the Bulldogs began to pull away in the fourth.
Fullerton and Davis would score six each in the fourth as the Bulldogs outscored the Panthers 18-9 and pull away for the win.
Fullerton led Chelsea with 14 points, while Davis finished with 11. Hay added seven points, while Fosdick had five big
Stockbridge was led by Gwen Rosozinski with 14 points, follwoed by Carey with seven and Grace Hall four.