NSA loses 42-38 to NA

Published 9:35 am Saturday, December 11, 2010

NORFOLK—The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team lost 42-38 to Norfolk Academy after coming back from a 15-point deficit on Wednesday.

After Norfolk Academy jumped out to a 5-0 lead, jump shooting by Jessica Pieroni and Emily Cobb got the Lady Saints off the blocks and into a momentary 8-7 lead. The Lady Bulldogs took a 24-15 lead to the half.

NSA shot 25 percent (6-for-24) from the field.

Pieroni and Sarah Baldwin led the Lady Saints with 12 points each. Baldwin added eight rebounds. Morgan Lokie had 10 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. NSA committed 16 turnovers through three periods and zero in the fourth quarter.

NSA had its home opener Friday against Alexandria’s St. Stephen’s/St. Agnus. A score was not available as of press time.