JV Lady Devils drop two games

Lady Devils junior varsity basketball team members from left are (front row) Shaniya Thompson, Tanashia Henderson, Aaliyah Wood-Laws, Kre'Seaunna Sutton, Makenzie Thomas and Karonya Neal; (next row) Karonde Neal, Abria Jackson, Demetria Carter, Savannah Eppihimer, Shampane Redmond and Leighton McCranie. Photo by Yours Truly Photography
by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The junior varsity Lady Devils fell twice last week, losing to both Middlesex and Rappahannock in girls basketball.

Abria Jackson scored nine points as Lancaster’s high scorer last Saturday when Middlesex beat LHS, 27-17.

Jackson scored five of her team’s seven points in the second quarter.

The Chargers held Lancaster to a single free throw by Demetria Carter in a low-scoring third quarter for both teams.

Rappahannock opened with an 11-2 run in the first quarter and never gave up the lead last Thursday for a 35-27 win over the Lady Devils.

Jackson scored 11 points to lead Lancaster, while Shampane Redmond finished with eight. Carter added six.

Jackson is one of three eighth-graders on coach Emily Webb’s team and has earned a spot in the starting five as one of the team’s leading scorers. Also new to the team are eighth-graders Aaliyah Wood-Laws and Makenie Thomas.

Freshmen include Shaniya Thompson, Kre’Seaunna Sutton, Karonya Neal, Leighten McCranie, Tanasha Henderson and Carter. Returning sophomores include Savannah Eppihimer, Karonde Neal and Redmond.

The JV Lady Devils will host Essex tonight, January 19, and Rappahannock County, Friday, January 20.