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December 24, 2013

Lady Devils continue busy week

TIFTON — Staff reports

The Tift County Lady Devils will try to get back to a winning record this week, playing a trio of games in the Colquitt Christmas Shoot-Out in Moultrie. They saw their mark fall to 4-5 following a pair of losses over the weekend in Florida.

Bartram Trail won Friday's game, 59-41, but the Lady Devils kept them contained in the paint. Bartram only hit 7 2-point field goals, but exploded outside with 10 3-pointers, including 5 in the first quarter. The Lady Devils were down 9 points at the half, 31-22, and saw their opponent pull away in the 4th quarter.

Alexis Johnson scored 15 points in the contest. Brecklyn Greene had 10 and Dail Adaway 5.

Against Ribault a night later, they trailed by 10 after the 1st period, but surged in the 2nd to only be down 33-31 at halftime. Ribault would rebound in the 3rd to take  an 11-point lead and went on to a 60-51 win.

Greene and Johnson did most of the damage again, combining for 35 points. Johnson led with 19. All of Greene's 16 came in the 1st half, where she hit 2 3-pointers and was perfect from the free throw stripe. Audrey McElhaney also scored 9 and Dorian Jordan 5.

Christmas break will be short for the team. They play all three days of the Colquitt event, which includes two more games against Florida schools.

Thursday, they tackle Norland of Miami in a scheduled 5:30 p.m. start. Friday, it's Rickards of Tallahassee at 7 p.m. Only Saturday do they play a team from their own state, albeit one from metro Atlanta. At 4 p.m., they are scheduled to play Covington's Newton High. Heading into the Shoot-Out,

Newton is 7-3, including wins over Alcovy, Morrow and Lovejoy and a narrow loss to state power Norcross.

 

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