Annapolis rolls over Chesapeake for 6th straight

January 16, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

Chesapeake High's girls basketball team stayed in the game for a while, but homestanding Annapolis rolled to its sixth straight victory yesterday, 52-36.

Annapolis coach Teresa Ross, in her third season, is optimistic.

"I don't think we've reached our potential as a team yet," said Ross. "We have breakdowns once in a while, but we are also very young. But I'm very pleased with our record right now, and I keep seeing glimpses of how good we can be."

One of those glimpses occurred in the first quarter.

Annapolis (7-2) took a 17-5 lead after the first eight minutes to take control of the game. Cristi Samaras led the Panthers with eight points in the quarter.

Neither team played particularly well in the second period, but Chesapeake (5-4) scored eight straight to cut the lead to seven. The teams exchanged baskets before the half, and Annapolis took a 22-15 lead into the intermission.

Any hopes of a further Chesapeake comeback dwindled in the third quarter, which Annapolis started with an 8-2 run. Two baskets by Janelle Queen put the Panthers up 26-15. Chesapeake got its first points of the half from Meg Vanwambeke, but Annapolis came back with baskets from Emily Nuggents and Cristi Samaras.

"When you miss about eight easy layups for 16 points, that adds up," said Chesapeake coach Dennis Thiele. "We have a young group of kids, and there are some nights where the shots aren't going to fall. But they are doing a marvelous job and the future still looks bright for us."

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