Barn burner victory
Published 11:30 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2009
By By Chandler Myers
It took three overtimes to decide the better team Monday night at Escambia County High School as the Lady Blue Devils outlasted the Monroe County Lady Tigers 52-48.
The Lady Blue Devils (1-1, 0-0) managed to fight back in the fourth quarter of their home opener to give first-year head coach John Saxon his first win as the man in charge of the squad.
Saxon said it felt good to pick up the win after being defeated by the Flomaton Lady Hurricanes last Friday in Flomaton.
The Lady Blue Devils started the game strong, but fell behind late in the first half.
It took a strong defensive stand during the second half to push the game to overtime.
The teams battled back-and-forth in the first overtime with neither gaining an advantage.
The shot of the night though came from guard Jasmine Ireland as she hit a free throw that tied the game sending it to the third and final overtime.
In the final overtime, the Lady Blue Devils managed to outscore the Lady Tigers 7-3 to pick up the huge victory.