, 2015

Devils tally first district win, 52-49, over Drifters

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Red Devils came from behind and outscored Colonial Beach, 13-7, in the final minutes last Friday to pick up their first Northern Neck District win, 52-49, in varsity boys basketball.

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Ricky Gibson of Lancaster is double teamed on this shot against Washington & Lee last Tuesday. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster trailed 28-25 at the half and was still down by three after an even, 14-14, third quarter.

Trevon Taylor scored 16 points to lead three double-digit scorers for the Devils. Devante Stewart added 12 and Ricky Gibson 10.

W&L 63

LHS 58

The Devils trailed by two with under 10 seconds to play last Tuesday and grabbed two offensive rebounds to take three shots that wouldn’t go in against Washington & Lee. The Eagles added some cushion at the line in the waning seconds for a 63-58 win in both teams’ district opener.

W&L and Lancaster got off to a crawl offensively with the first quarter ending, 6-5, in favor of the Eagles. W&L held a two-point lead, 21-19, at the half before Lancaster rallied for a third quarter comeback. The Devils outscored the Eagles, 27-20, to take a 46-41 lead into the fourth quarter before W&L regained control with a 22-12 run.

TreShaun Brown was unstoppable outside, hitting seven three-pointers on the night, and finishing with 36 points for Washington & Lee to lead all scorers.

Taylor scored 21 to lead Lancaster. Gibson finished with 11 and RayQuawn Ball added 10.

The Devils, 4-6 overall and 1-1 district, will host Rappahannock in a district game January 17. Lancaster will travel to Middlesex Saturday, January 18.

In the JV game, D.L. Kelly scored a game-high 20 points and exploded for 15 points in the second half last Tuesday to lead Washington & Lee over Lancaster, 46-38.

A tight first half ended in a 19-19 lock and Lancaster went up by one, 32-33, at the end of three before the Eagles went on a 15-6 run to close.

Kelly scored seven of his team’s 12 points in the third and nine of the Eagles’ 15 in the fourth to help seal the win.

J. Dillon led a balanced scoring effort for Lancaster with 10 points. James Coleman added nine and Jamil Redmond six.

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