|Lady Lions beat Orleans, lose double-overtime thriller to Providence|
|Written by George Browning|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:00|
After losing to Eastern early last week, the Salem High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games to end the week.
The Lady Lions beat Orleans 47-43, but then lost a double over-time heartbreaker to visiting Providence, 56-53.
In the Nov. 29 win over Orleans, Krista Baker scored 14 points and Alex Davidson had 11.
Early in the game it was the Lady Bulldogs who had control, leading 21-18 at the break.
Salem’s defense held Orleans to just nine points in the third quarter and then the offense exploded for 19 in the final eight minutes to get the win.
Against Providence, Salem led 8-5 thanks to a four-point output by Davidson.
The Lady Pioneers outscored the Lady Lions 11-6 in the second period. From that point neither team was able to take advantage and Providence pulled it out.
Salem was led by Davidson with 18 points and Liz Geralde contributed nine.
In junior varsity action, the Lady Lions were routed by Orleans.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped in front 12-2 and led 16-2 at halftime.
Salem played better in the second half, but still was unable to make a charge.
Sidney Burger had five points and Danielle Voyles and Sadie Soliday had three points each.
The Lady Lions were back in action Tuesday against Borden and then they travel to Brownstown Central for a Thursday showdown.