Lady Devils open season with 2-2 mark

Varsity girls basketball team members from left are Ja’Nae Avery, Sa’Nye Wilson, Jessica Hernandez, Aniyah Brown, Harmony Lee, A’Nijah Ball, Jazmine Curry, Amarreona Ball, Braelyn Johnson, Alexis Franklin and Laila Waters. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Despite low numbers and a forced year off because of COVID-19, the Lancaster High School varsity Lady Devils have gotten off to a 2-2 start.

Coach Joanne Webb-Fary is fielding a team of eight, including three junior varsity players she has pulled up temporarily to compensate for some early-season injuries. Lancaster took a hard hit with a loss of senior veteran Laila Waters, who was injured in a scrimmage and is out for the year. Waters was one of only three seniors on the team. A’Nijah Ball and Aniyah Brown are the other two and add experience to a rather inexperienced squad.

“We’re green,” said Webb-Fary. “We have several who played middle school ball together but didn’t play last year. But because most of them played a year of middle school, they’re jelling pretty well. And we have a lot of potential….[to-view-more]