Lady Devils working their way to the top in tournament action

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Essex took too long to take a shot in the final seconds and Lancaster stripped the ball to hold on for a 49-46 win in a Northern Neck District girls basketball tournament semifinal Monday night.

The Lady Devils, who went 15-4 during the regular season, were scheduled to play Rappahannock in the tournament championship. The Raiderettes beat Colonial Beach, 55-20, in the other semifinal. Lancaster also secured a third place seed in next week’s Region 1A tournament and receives a first-round bye. The Lady Devils will host the winner of a Colonial Beach versus West Point in a quarterfinal game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20…