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December 20, 2012

Lady Devils silence LaBelle

TIFTON — Playing in the absence of head coach Julie Conner, the Tift County Lady Devils defeated the LaBelle (Fla.) Cowgirls, 70-47, Thursday afternoon.

While Conner was not able to be present, she still made an impact on both schools. She had previously coached at LaBelle before returning to Tift.

While the Lady Devils got off to a fast start shooting, the game appeared for a time that it would come down to the wire, as they led by a slim 27-18 at the half. Against Dunbar in their previous contest, it was a two-point margin at the half, which turned into a slim 57-53 loss.

Thursday’s game would take a different turn after the second quarter. Tift County turned on the jets in the second half, outscoring the Cowgirls, 43-29 to take the 70-47 victory.

A pair of Lady Devils finished in double figures. Dee Dee DeShazer burned the nets for 27 points while Alexis Johnson added 14.

They will jump back into action today against Bradford, Fla., in the Bulldog Holliday Tournament.

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