, 2015

Raiderettes rally behind Epps to
down Lady Red Devils, 59-48

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Selena Epps did most of her damage at the foul line, hitting 12-of-16 free throws and finishing with 18 points to lead Rappahannock over Lancaster, 59-48, last Thursday in Northern Neck District varsity girls basketball.

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Epps scored more than Lancaster’s team in the first quarter, sinking five free throws and scoring seven of her team’s 13 points as the Raiderettes took a seven-point lead to open.

Trenae Henderson scored all of Lancaster’s six points in the first quarter and finished as the team’s leading scorer with 16. Sharda Beane added 14 for LHS.

Beane did most of her work in the second quarter with seven of the Lady Devils’ 13 in the period.

Rappahannock got eight points from KeShawna Veney in the second to take a 33-19 lead at the half. Veney hit twice from three-point land in the second and made three three-pointers on the night to finish with 14 points. Cedara Ashton scored 15 for Rappahannock.

Lancaster 52

Middlesex 48

In a non-district game last Saturday, Lancaster gradually cut away at Middlesex’s lead for a 52-48 win.

The Lady Devils overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit with a 16-9 second quarter run that had them trailing the visitors by five, 27-22, at the half. Crystal Blue scored seven points and Aloni Scott five in the third quarter, when Lancaster outscored the Lady Chargers, 17-9, to take a 39-36 lead.

The Devils won a tight fourth-quarter battle, 13-12, to hang on for the win. Trenae Henderson scored eight of Lancaster’s 13 in the final period.

Sharda Beane led three double-digit scorers for the Devils. She finished with 15 points, while Scott and Aaliyah Morris-Lee added 11 each.

Gabby Hopkins scored 14 points and Avis Keeling 13 for the Chargers. Tabria Wake finished with 10.

Lancaster will host Essex tomorrow night (January 24) and Washington & Lee next Tuesday, January 28.

In JV games, Skylar Henderson scored eight points to lead Lancaster in a low-scoring effort against Rappahannock last Thursday.

The Raiderettes held the Lady Devils scoreless in the opening quarter and allowed LHS only four points in the first half in a 35-15 Northern Neck District victory.

The Raiderettes took a 9-0 lead in the first half and held a 20-4 margin at the half.

Lancaster’s only scoring in the first half came off a three-pointer by Henderson and a free throw by K. Waters.

Jasmyn Tomlin added four points for Lancaster.

Middlesex shut down Lancaster’s offense in the third quarter to take a nine-point lead en route to a 38-22 win last Saturday.

The Lady Devils had held a one-point lead, 15-14, at the half, then went scoreless in the third as the Chargers put up 12 unanswered points for a 26-15 lead after three.

Kevilyn Harcum finished with six points to lead Lancaster in a low-scoring game. Henderson scored five and Khanija Waters and Tomlin had four each.

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