, 2014

Lady Devils hold lead
in district standings, 7-1;
tournament begins Tuesday

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster’s Lady Devils improved to 7-1 in the Northern Neck District last week and will wrap up regular season play tonight (February 7) against Rappahannock.

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Lancaster is in first place in the league with a 17-1 overall record and a 7-1 district mark. Colonial Beach and Northumberland both have two district losses and several games this week, which could bring up a tie or two heading into next week’s district tournament that begins Tuesday, February 12, at Lancaster. The semifinals will be held Tuesday and the tournament championship on Friday, February 15, at 6 p.m.

The Lady Devils held Washington & Lee scoreless in the second half last Tuesday and went on a 27-point run in the third quarter to blow their 11-point lead wide open for a 68-20 rout of the Eagles.

Anesha White scored 12 of Lancaster’s 27 points in the third quarter and 18 points total to lead two double-digit scorers for the Lady Devils. Aaliyah Morris-Lee put in eight of Lancaster’s 10 in the final period and finished with 12 points.

Kendawana Fulcher and Y’Shina Johnson scored five points each to lead the low-scoring Eagles.

Shamerah Taylor scored 19 points in a winning effort for Lancaster last Wednesday when the Lady Devils got by Essex, 55-45. Taylor did most of her work in the second half, scoring 12 of her total as Lancaster expanded its 23-22 halftime lead. The Devils went on an 18-8 third quarter run with Taylor and Arkasia Sutton scoring five points each. Aleyah Davenport added four.

Davenport and Sutton finished with nine points each.

Essex High’s ZeNya Butler had the game high 20 points.

Lancaster edged second-place Colonial Beach, 36-24, at LHS last Thursday.

The Devils’ Sharda Beane was the only player on either team to finish in double digits in the low-scoring outing. Beane had 11 points with seven of them coming in the second half when Lancaster broke a 12-12 halftime deadlock with a 10-4 run in the third quarter, then outscored the Drifters 14-8 in the fourth.

Taylor tallied half of Lancaster’s scoring in the fourth with seven of her total nine.

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