, 2014

Lady Devils
down Essex
53-49, 30-23

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster trailed by one in the final minute, but finished with a 15-9 run in the fourth to come from behind and grab a 53-49 win over Essex last Tuesday in a Northern Neck District varsity girls game.

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With the win, Lancaster improved to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the district.

Anesha White scored all seven of her points in the fourth quarter to help Lancaster seal the win.

The Devils had held a two-point advantage, 15-13, after the first quarter, then gave up three unanswered points in the second to trail by one at the half. Host Essex led by two, 40-38, at the end of the third and held the lead until late in the fourth.

Shamerah Taylor, who led the Lady Devils with 13 points, scored four in the fourth.

Sharda Beane contributed 10 for LHS.

ZeNya Butler of Essex led all scorers with 17 points.

Beane scored 13 points and Taylor 11 on Friday when Lancaster downed Rappahannock, 42-35.

Lancaster got off to a slow start with single-digit scoring in both the first and second quarters to trail by three at the half, but finished strong with a 17-9 run in the fourth.

Rappahannock held a 26-25 lead after the third with Lasheoania Smith scoring 10 of the Raiderettes 26 points in the first three periods. She finished with 13.

Taylor did most of her work in Lancaster’s fourth-quarter comeback, scoring eight of her team’s 17. Aaliyah Morris-Lee scored six in the final minutes and finished with eight. Aleyah Davenport also scored eight for Lancaster.

The Lady Devils will host Essex tomorrow night (January 25) and travel to Washington & Lee Tuesday, January 29.

In JV games, Nia Curry scored 10 points to lead Lancaster in a 30-23 win over Essex last Tuesday.

Curry scored five of the Lady Devils’ 10 points in the first quarter when Lancaster jumped to a 10-2 lead.

Lancaster led 18-7 at the half and gave up five unanswered points in the third when Essex made a comeback run to cut the Devils’ lead to six.

Zyhkeia Bullock chipped in nine on the night for LHS.


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