Lady Devils crush Lady Chiefs

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County’s Lady Blue Devils picked up their second straight victory with a 57-35 win over the Northview Lady Chiefs.
The Lady Blue Devils (12-5, 1-1) won the game decisively after a monster first half.
In the first quarter, ECHS outscored the Lady Chiefs 20-7 and continued that domination in the following quarter.
The second quarter proved to be an even bigger deal breaker as the Lady Blue Devils scored 16 points and shutout the visiting Lady Chiefs. At halftime, ECHS led 36-7.
The Lady Blue Devils were led by senior forward Courtney English who scored 14 points in the win. English also had two rebounds, two steals and a pair of assists for ECHS.
Sophomore forward Jordan Jaye added eight points, seven rebounds, one block and an assist.
ECHS head coach Ray Greer said English and Jaye really stepped up their play and did a good job for their team.
After the half, the Lady Chiefs picked up their performance and outscored the Lady Blue Devils in the final two periods.
In the third, Northview shot much better and outscored ECHS 15-10.
The final quarter saw the Lady Chiefs score 13 points to the Lady Blue Devils’ 11 points. It would not be nearly enough as the final buzzer sounded with an ECHS victory.
Lady Blue Devils head coach Ray Greer said his team is starting to play better.
Lady Blue Devils freshman guard Diamond Williams scored seven points in the win.
Senior guard Tiarra Ankum added six points and posted a pair of steals and a rebound.
Seniors Latesha Lee, Megan Hartley and Brittany Martin all scored four points for ECHS. Lee also had three rebounds, two steals and one assist. Hartley recorded two rebounds and one steal. Martin pulled down four boards in the win.
Junior Canausha Crenshaw chipped in three points for the Lady Blue Devils and had two rebounds and two assists.
Juniors Jodeci Craft and Jasmine Tolbert added two points each in the victory. Craft recorded two steals, while Tolbert had a pair of rebounds.
The Lady Blue Devils ‘next game is Friday against Gulf Shores at ECHS. Tip off is at 6 p.m.
Gulf Shores 40
Atmore’s Lady Blue Devils knocked off the Lady Dolphins of Gulf Shores 57-40 to pick up their first area win of the season.
The Lady Blue Devils (11-5, 1-1) won their first area game on the road and gave Gulf Shores their 12th loss of the season.
In the first quarter, ECHS outscored Gulf Shores 17-2 and opened up the game for all of their players to make an impact.
The second quarter was again dominated by the Lady Blue Devils as they outscored the Lady Dolphins 19-12 and extended their lead to 36-14 entering halftime.
ECHS senior forward Courtney English led the Lady Blue Devils with 18 points on 57 percent shooting. English also recorded 11 rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block in the win.
Senior guards Latesha Lee and Megan Hartley scored six points each for the Lady Blue Devils. Lee pulled down five rebounds and posted two steals and one assist. Hartley had four rebounds for ECHS.
Lady Blue Devils head coach Ray Greer said his team proved themselves in this area game.
ECHS continued to increase their lead after halftime scoring 10 points in the third quarter and only allowing the Lady Dolphins to pick up seven.
The final quarter was the strongest quarter for Gulf Shores as they scored 19 points and ECHS only scored 11.
Greer said he was proud of the effort shown by all of his players in the win.
Senior guard Tiarra Ankum scored six points for the Lady Blue Devils and recorded one steal and one rebound.
ECHS senior center Brittany Martin scored five points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win. She also had four blocks.
Junior Canuasha Crenshaw and sophomore Jordan Jaye scored four points each. Crenshaw recorded five steals and had three rebounds. Jaye had three rebounds one steal and one block.
Juniors Jodeci Craft and Jasmine Tolbert and freshman Diamond Williams scored three points apiece in the win. Craft had three steals and one rebound, while Tolbert had three rebounds. Williams pulled down one board.
Sophomore Tiffany Madison scored two points and had one steal in the game.

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