Lady Devils cruise over Monroe
Published 8:16 am Monday, December 22, 2008
By By Chandler Myers
Atmore’s Lady Blue Devils visited Monroe County on Tuesday night, and dominated the Lady Tigers of Monroeville 68-38.
The Lady Blue Devils (8-3, 0-0) won the opening tip and dominated the game from that point on.
Ten of the 12 players on the ECHS roster scored in the game, and everyone who scored had four or more points in the contest.
Lady Blue Devils head coach Ray Greer said the game against Monroe was their best all season.
Lady Blue Devils guard Lateasha Lee led all ECHS scorers with 10 points in the win. Lee also posted four assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Lee was the only player to score in double figures, but the prolific amount of scorers for the Lady Blue Devils proved to be too much for the Lady Tigers.
Blue Devils guards Jodeci Craft and Tiarra Ankum helped Lee pace ECHS by scoring nine points each. Craft pulled down three rebounds, snagged two steals and recorded an assist.
Greer said the amount of teamwork in a game like Tuesday’s shows how important it is for a team to be good.
Lady Blue Devils forward Canausha Crenshaw score eight points in the 30-point victory, and grabbed six boards, while pulling in three steals. Guard Megan Hartley added seven points for the Lady Blue Devils, with four rebounds and one steal on the stat sheet.
ECHS forward Courtney English scored six points in the win, as did guard Cha’Nai Lyles. English had six boards in the game, with three assists and two steals. Lyles pulled down one rebound.
Greer said Lee and English have helped be catalysts for the Lady Blue Devils and work well as leaders.
Lady Blue Devils forward Jasmine Tolbert scored five points for ECHS, while posting three rebounds, one steal and one assist in the victory.
ECHS center Brittany Martin and forward Jordan Jaye scored four points apiece. Martin pulled down five rebounds and added a block and an assist. Jaye recorded two rebounds and one assist in the game.
Greer said his team’s play is good, but added they must be ready for the county tournament this weekend.
The Lady Blue Devils won their first game in the county tournament 60-39 over the W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagles.
For more information on this weekend’s county tournament at ECHS, see Wednesday’s edition of the Atmore Advance.