Lovett Completes Region Win Over Pace Academy

Feb 02 2019 Top Story  Basketball 

By: Brian Zwerner/Andrew Garner — SportalNews contributors

February 1, 2019 (Atlanta, GA):  The Lovett Lions hosted the Pace Knights in a match-up of two of the top teams in AAA – Region 5.  This game stayed close throughout the first half, with a 13-13 tie at the end of Q1 and a halftime score of 23-21 with Lovett on top.  The Lions broke it open in the third, led by their star guard Sydney Johnson.  At the end of the third frame, the Lovett lead had ballooned to 39-30, but the Knights were not done yet.

Late in the fourth, double technical fouls against the Lions gave the Knights four FTs, and Joelle Zelony delivered on all of them.  The Knights had a chance to win the game at the buzzer with a three, but the ball couldn’t find the bottom of the net and the Lions held on for the 46-44 win.

Sydney Johnson was spectacular for Lovett in the win.  She netted 27 points and made great play after great play.  After the game she was honored as the Lions all time leading scorer.  Abbi Goldberg chipped in with 13 points as well for the Lions.  The Knights were led by two seniors, Virginia Hobbs with 14 and Joelle Zelony with 11.

See highlights from the game here.