Crestview junior Ally McCoy takes a shot in the lane during a Northwest Conference game against Allen East in Convoy on Thursday night. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
Crestview junior Ally McCoy takes a shot in the lane during a Northwest Conference game against Allen East in Convoy on Thursday night. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
CONVOY — Thursday night marked the end of the first regular season at the helm of the program for Crestview head coach Mark Gregory, and the last home game for his lone senior, Ashley Dealey. The Lady Knights sent Dealey out in style as they rolled past Allen east at Ray Etzler Gymnasium, 55-24.

“I’m so proud of Ashley Dealey and what she has become, the kind of character she has, and her leadership on this team. She is a big reason why I think we have had the success we have had this year,” Gregory said. “Just her leadership has meant a lot to this team.”

The Lady Knights wasted little time getting a big lead as Lyvia Black and Lexi Gregory drained long 3-pointers to give Crestview an 8-0 lead and force a Lady Mustang timeout with 5:59 left in the first quarter. The Knights weren’t done, as back-to-back jumpers from Ally McCoy and a Black layup forced another Allen East timeout this time with 5:00 left in the first period and Crestview up 14-0.

The Lady Knights’ run ended at 16-0 as Gracie Young knocked down a jumper to put Allen East on the board and later on a layup from Lauren Criblez brought the first quarter score 17-4.

Crestview opened the second period with another big run, this one the 10-0 variety, as Dealey got her only bucket of the night with a baseline jumper to help her Lady Knights go up 27-4.

The Lady Mustangs got their first 3-pointer of the night in the second quarter when Allyson Richardson splashed down a triple to bring the score to 28-8, Crestview.

Paige Motycka scored four of the Lady Knights final six points to help Crestview take a 34-10 lead into the intermission.

The Lady Knights got two made free throws from All McCoy and a trey from Gregory to start the second half, 39-10 Lady Knights. The Lady Mustang finished off the third quarter with a 3-pointer from Olivia Lawrence to make the score 41-15.

Allen East knocked down two foul shots to open the final period thanks to Tori Newland, 41-17, Crestview. The Lady Knights responded with two points from Black and Emma Bowen. Later on in the fourth quarter, Crestview got a 3-pointer from Lauryn Black as Crestview began to empty their bench.

The Lady Knights ended the ball game with 3-pointer from Aleigh Chesbro and Lizzie Bowen as Crestview got the 55-24 victory.

Only one Lady Knights’ player who saw action tonight was unable to get into the scoring column but coach Gregory was proud that 11 of the 12 girls who played were able to score.

“I thought that it was huge that Paige’s teammates step up for her tonight. Paige had a nice game, she scored 7 points, but she did so many other things. She always does that for us and that is why Paige is the player she is. I was so proud for everyone who stepped up tonight and if you just look at the scoring column you can see how everyone chipped in. We have talked all year about having each other’s back and tonight was a perfect example of that,” said Coach Gregory.

Crestview improves to 13-9 and 4-4 in the NWC and won’t hit the hardwood again until next Saturday, Feb. 25, at Allen East High School. The Lady Knights will take on the winner of Upper Scioto Valley and Lima Perry, who tip off on Tuesday night. The Lady Mustangs end the regular year 3-18 and 0-8 in the NWC.

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ALLEN EAST (24)

Tori Newland 2-11 4-6 8, Gracie Young 1-3 0-0 2, Allyson Richardson 1-5 0-0 3, Lauren Criblez 3-6 0-0 6, Alyssa Young 0-1 0-0 0, Chloe Lawrence 0-4 1-4 1, Lakin Basham 0-6 1-2 1, Olivia Lawrence 1-4 0-0 3, Total 8-40, 6-16 24

CRESTVIEW (55)

Lyvia Black 2-8 4-4 9, Lexi Gregory 4-8 0-0 10, Ally McCoy 3-4 2-4 8, Ashley Dealey 1-4 0-0 2, Paige Motycka 3-16 1-3 7, Alyssa Gent 1-5 0-0 2, Avery McCoy 0-3 4-4 4, Emma Bowen 1-1 0-0 2, Lizzie Bowen 1-3 1-2 4, Lauryn Black 1-1 0-0 3, Aleigh Chesbro 1-1 0-0 3, Haley Speith 0-1 0-0 0, Total 18-55, 12-17 55

Allen East 4 6 5 9 – 24

Crestview 17 17 7 14 – 55

3-point Field Goals: Allen East 2-8 (O Lawrence, Richardson) Crestview 6-23 (Gregory 2, Ly Black, La Black, L Bowen, Chesbro) Rebounds: Allen East 28 (Newland 9) Crestview 28 (Motycka 7) Assists: Allen East 6 (Newland 2) Crestview 14 (Motycka 5) Turnovers: Allen East 25, Crestview 11 Fouls: Allen East 14, Crestview 14 JV: 46-29 Allen East