Lady Indians defeat Powhatan 28-24

Published 11:03 am Thursday, January 20, 2011


Southampton's Regina Artis shoots a 2-point shot past Powhatan defenders Maitlyn Ware(22) and Cameryn Smith(12). -- Andrew Faison | Tidewater News

The Southampton High School girls defeated Powhatan 28-24 Wednesday night in a Southside District competition.

“Still teaching the girls about time management, using the clock to their favor,” Southampton Coach Aronda Bell said in reaction to the win.

The Lady Indians improved to 7-4 on the season and 6-1 in the district.

Leading the way for Southampton was Regina Artis with 18 points.

“Offense came in spots, but it was enough to win,” said Bell.

Powhatan was not able to add to their score in the second quarter until the last minute when Jessie Harris went 1-for -2 at the line.

The Lady Indians went into the locker room at halftime with a 10-7 lead. The first half proved to be a heavily defensive game by both teams as neither team got ahead of the other by more than 4 points.

“I think we played hard on the defensive end, and that’s one of the things that I expressed to the girls,” Bell said. “We always have to play defense, even if we can’t score.”

With 1:06 left in the fourth quarter and Southampton ahead 25-21, Powhatan’s Merisha Berry hit a 3-point shot to close the gap to within 1 point.

With 26 seconds left, Artis hit a 2-point shot to give Southampton a little breathing room. And with 10.5 seconds left, Artis was fouled and went 1-of-2 at the line for the final score.

The Lady Indians host Parkview on Friday, Jan. 21, for a district competition; game time is 6 p.m.