In their first round playoff game Monday night, the Lady Rams defeated Williston-Elko 70-38. Chesterfield head coach Chris Clark said going into the game, they knew the visiting team would be a tough opponent.
“We were pretty focused going into the game,” Clark said. “We knew going into the game that they were going to be a tough team to play. We knew that they weren’t going to quit or back down and they didn’t”
Clark said that in the early going, the emphasis was to be aggressive and pressure Williston. Offensively, the Lady Rams knocked down several shots and got out to an early 21-4 lead.
At the half, Chesterfield led 35-14. The scrappy Williston-Elko team cut into the lead and only trailed by 11 heading into the fourth quarter. Chesterfield was out-scored 17-13 in the third quarter.
The Lady Rams responded with a big fourth quarter. Clark says that his team’s defensive intensity went a long way in keeping their opponents from getting any closer and securing a victory.
“Our defensive pressure in the fourth quarter kept them from getting anything going,” Clark said. “We hit some big shots that put the game away.”
The Lady Rams were led by Victoria McVicker with 19 points, Christian Stokes with 13, Sherrie Bracy with 12 and Kelly King with nine.
Today, Chesterfield will travel to Greenville to take on Christ Church. Christ Church defeated the Lady Rams last year and Clark says his team is hungry for the rematch.
“We have to come off the bus ready to go,” Clark said. “Some of our players that played in the game last year have wanted a chance to play them again. They’re a disciplined team and our defense is going to be very important.”