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Girls split in district

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By Jim Clark

For the Williston girls, the past week produced one good district win, and another game they'd rather not talk about.

With two starters out, the Red Devils defeated Fort White, 71-49, but then had to go to P.K. Yonge on Thursday, and the result was a 101-28 loss.

WILLISTON 71, FORT WHITE 49: The local girls gradually pulled away from the Indians, despite the absence of Margaret Brown (injured arm) and Kim Dobbins (injured foot).

Simone Cannady and Erica Mason each scored 17 to lead the way, while Kaetta Jackson added a strong 16 as the trio outscored the entire Fort White team.

Williston had a 17-13 lead after the first period, and a Fort White three-pointer cut it to one. The Indians gradually pulled away to a six-point halftime lead, but then widened it to nine at the end of the third quarter.

But in the fourth the Williston speed and conditioning came through as the Devils rolled, scoring eight of the period's first 10 points and easing to the win from there.

P.K. YONGE 101, WILLISTON 28: Earlier in the season, the Devils had lost by 30, but scored 62 points against the Blue Wave, something that usually isn't done. This time, playing without two starters, it was no contest.

It was 39-2 after the first period and 72-17 at the half, leading to a running clock.

For Williston Mason and Heather Porter each scored six points.

The Devils are idle until Thursday, Dec. 27, when they play at the Lady Rattler Friends vs. Cancer Tournament in Belleview. That game will be at 1:30 p.m. against Longwood Lyman.