Chrestman, Barrow girls roll to Whaler Invite title
Dana Chrestman and Hilary Lowery both scored into double figures Saturday evening and helped carry the Barrow Lady Whalers to a 39-35 come-from-behind victory over the Monroe Catholic Lady Rams in the finals of the 2013 Whaler Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Barrow, which went 3-0 in the tournament, didn't have things easy early in the finals. Thanks to a slow start by the Lady Whaler offense, Monroe Catholic was able to convert a couple of late shots and took a slim 9-8 lead in the first.
Barrow managed to right its ship from there. The Lady Whalers reeled off an 11-4 run in the second quarter and never looked back.
The BHS girls held a 19-13 lead at the half.
Barrow stretched its lead to 10, at 29-19, in the third with a 10-6 spree.
Chrestman finished the game as the Lady Whalers' top scorer, netting 11 points to go with a team-high eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Lowery finished with 10 points, six boards and a pair of blocks.
Angel Telfair and Angela Miguel also played well for Barrow. Telfair finished with seven points, while Miguel added nine.
Barrow rolled into the championship game with a full head of steam after downing Grace Christian, 55-34, in the semifinals.
Miguel provided the spark that carried the Lady Whalers into the finals. She scored a game-high 26 points against Grace Christian.
Lowery also played well, turning in a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. She also had two blocked shots.
Barrow opened the tournament on Thursday with a decisive 69-24 rout of Skyview.
In that game, three BHS players reached double figures, including Miguel with 15. Chrestman and Lowery scored 14 and 13, respectively.