by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
The Lancaster junior varsity Red Devils picked up a couple of district wins over Northumberland and Essex last week behind the hot hands of Corey Smith Jr, who scored 37 points in the two games.
The Devils doubled Northumberland’s effort last Tuesday with a 62-31 win over the Indians.
Smith led all scorers with 16 points, including seven in the fourth quarter when LHS ended with a 20-10 run.
The homesteading Devils opened with a 17-2 first quarter and held a 45-14 lead at the half with seven first-half points from Smith and Detaye Wilson and four each from Destin Davenport. Wilson finished with nine and Davenport seven.
Smith drilled three three-pointers in the first quarter, scored 13 in the first half and finished with 19 to lead two double-digit scorers for LHS in its 52-16 romp of Essex last Friday.
The Devils took a 31-8 halftime lead after a 17-1 run in the second quarter when Essex was held to a lone free throw.
Lancaster did most of its fourth-quarter scoring at the charity line, sinking 7-of-8 free throws in the quarter and 12-of-18 at the line for the night. The Devils were also impressive from three-point land, sinking six treys on the night. Jason Curry Jr. hit one three-pointer and finished with 10 points.
The JV Devils improved to 8-1.