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The Williston girls basketball team came up with a big win Tuesday night, knocking off district rival Chiefland, 54-29.
It was a rough game with technical fouls, a lot of glaring and some post-game confrontations. But the key was that Chiefland was playing without its star point guard, and the aggressive Red Devils were too much for the Indians to handle.
The first period set the tone as Williston scored 14 points in a row to take a 14-3 lead. After Katelynn Allen hit a jumper for the first two points of the game for the Indians, the Devils came back quickly. Kene Mincey hit a three-pointer, then scored off her own steal to make it 5-2. Simone Cannady scored on a layup and Margaret Brown hit a layup after a steal. Erica Mason drained a three and then hit a jumper. Allen finally broke the string with a free throw to end the period.
The second quarter was more of the same. A'sha McDonald hit a runner for a pair, and after Amye Grieves scored on a layup for Chiefland, Kaetta Jackson of Williston hit a free throw and Kim Dobbins had an old-fashioned three-point play for a 20-5 lead.
Chiefland's Jerrica Grimsley had two buckets, but Cannady had a free throw, Mason hit another three and followed with a shot from underneath off a pass from Cannady. Mincey had a free throw, as did Mallary Brochetti, before Allen hit a free throw, but Chiefland was 20 points down and never came close thereafter.
Mason led Williston with 21 points and Mincey added 14. Dobbins scored seven, Cannady and Jackson had three each, and Brown and McDonald each scored two. Brochetti and Bella Luther each had a free throw.
Mincey pulled down 10 rebounds and had seven steals.
For Chiefland Allen was the high scorer with 10 points