Lancaster’s Aleyah Davenport battles for a rebound against a King William opponent in a varsity game. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster picked up a pair of non-district wins over King William and Middlesex before the holiday break and will host Washington & Lee Wednesday, January 9, in the district opener.
Shamerah Taylor spread out 18 points, including six in the first quarter and eight in the third, to lead Lancaster’s shooters in a 63-28 rout of Middlesex December 18.
Sharda Beane scored all of her 14 points in the first half and hit two three-pointers to lead Lancaster in a 31-11 first-half run. Beane scored half of Lancaster’s 18 first-quarter points when the Devils outscored the host Chargers by 13 points.
Lancaster ended strong with a 20-4 run in the fourth quarter that included five points from Trenae Henderson and four points from Aleyah Davenport.
Lancaster held King William scoreless with a full-court press until the final 23 seconds of the first quarter December 17 when the Devils whipped the Lady Cavaliers, 67-29.
Arkasia Sutton scored seven points and Davenport six in the first quarter when the Devils went on a 17-2 run. Lancaster led 35-13 at the half and cruised to the 38-point victory.
Beane led three double-digit scorers for Lancaster with 13 points; Sutton and Davenport scored 12 points each.
In JV games, Zyhkeia Bullock’s effort of 17 points equaled King William’s entire team performance as Lancaster beat the Lady Cavaliers, 32-17.
Bullock scored nine points in the second quarter when Lancaster overcame a one-point deficit and went on a 14-2 run to take an 18-7 lead at the half.
Lancaster was held to a single field goal by Kevilyn Harcum in the third quarter but doubled the Cavs’ scoring in the fourth with a 12-6 run.
Rodesha Veney scored all six of her points in the fourth quarter and was Lancaster’s second leading scorer.
Miranda Kimble scored 10 points in the first half and led Middlesex in a 42-34 win over Lancaster.
The Lady Chargers took a 12-7 lead in the first quarter and led 26-19 at the half. The two teams played even ball in the second half with Middlesex putting up two unanswered points in the third. Both teams went cold in the fourth with the Lady Devils only getting a field goal each from Bullock and Jay Gregory.
Bullock led all scorers with 15 points. Aloni Scott added six for the Lady Devils.