Lady Indians claim district title

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By Steve Jarboe

It was their third meeting of the season with the same results as the Chiefland Lady Indians downed the Williston Lady Red Devils. This time it was for the District Championship.

This game was certainly a much rougher played game as the ladies continued to mix it up under the boards. 

Not to let the game get too much out of hand, there were a total of four technical fouls whistled by the three officials through out the game. 

The Lady Indians turned a 28-16 halftime lead into a hard fought 60-49 win as they claimed the District Championship.

The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Emery Carmen with 24 points and Kiya London added 12 points. Brittany Gilliam and Jena Rosgles had eight points each. 

The Lady Indians move on to home court advantage next week in the Regional Semi-Finals to take on the loser in another district playoff.

The Red Devils will hit the road to play the winner of the same District. The Lady Devils were led in scoring by Lakeria Wright with 18 points. Jill Edwards had 8 points and Danielle Dallas and Shabree Porter each had 7 points. 


Lady Red Devils in District Championship Game


After the Dixie County Lady Bears eliminated the Union County Lady Tigers on Tuesday night, they earned a trip to the District Semi-Finals against the number one seeded Chiefland Lady Indians on Friday night Jan. 31. 

The Lady Bears came into the Semi-Final game with just six players dressed for action. According to Bears’ Head Coach Collins, it was academics that took a toll on his squad. 

The top seeded Lady Indians wasted little time as they cruised to an easy 57-28 win to propell themselves to the Championship game on Saturday night against the Williston Lady Red Devils.

The Lady Red Devils rode a hot shooting streak from the free throw line to take a 36-14 halftime lead over the Newberry Lady Panthers.

The Lady Devils dropped in 16 of 21 first half free throws, by far their best effort of the season. The Lady Red Devils, who started four sophomores and a senior in the semi-final game had a balanced scoring attack from the entire team. The Lady Devils went on to reach Saturday’s championship game by defeating the Lady Panthers 56-40. 

Jill Edwards led the Lady Devils with 14 points, and Precious Williams added 10 points. Hannah Coleman had 8 points and Lakeria Wright ended with 7 points.

Shabree Porter and Deonna Hamilton each had 5 points. Areona Hamilton led the Lady Panthers with 10 points for the game.