Lady Dukes outplay Southampton in road match
Published 2:03 pm Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Windsor Lady Dukes scored the first eight points in a road contest against Southampton High School, and it was the only eight points of the quarter. But the Lady Dukes went on to win the TriRivers District basketball game 44-21.
Windsor forwards Andrea Magba and Vonquisha Turner compiled four shots each, most of them around the rim on put backs or fast breaks.
In the second quarter, the Lady Dukes guards played the clock, passing it around looking for a good shot. However, the Lady Indians were able to put together a couple of fast break opportunities for Southampton. Center Jordan Lee was able to put a couple of those in, and she also made a free throw on a possession where she was fouled going to the hoop.
Turner added the lone point of the quarter for the Lady Dukes on a free throw, and the score was 9-5 Windsor going into the half.
The second half started off slow, with about a minute going by before anyone scored. Southampton’s Latoya Lushley drew first blood, redeeming two free throws she missed in the second quarter by making both attempts at the 7:06 mark.
Jazzmine Bynum quickly answered on the other end to make it 11-7. Lee then made a bucket of her own before Southampton sent Bridgette Walton to the line at the 6:25 mark.
Walton, one of Windsor’s top scorers, was held scoreless in the first half, but she made both free throws to make the score 13-9.
After a turnover, Mary Hudgins of Southampton took it right back from Windsor and put the game within two points again on a layup.
Walton and Hudgins traded points again to make it 15-13. Windsor then scored six points in a row from Turner and Bynum. And at the 4:01 mark, Walton put in two more from the free throw line to make it 23-13. At this point, Windsor slowed the pace down, but Lee was able to add another bucket for Southampton in the final minute of the quarter.
At the beginning of the fourth, the score was 23-15, but that wouldn’t hold, as the Lady Dukes’ Bynum started the quarter off knocking down the game’s first and only three-pointer.
Bynum then took it to the hoop, making the layup and going to the line for an old-fashioned three-point play. She swished in the free throw and the score was 29-15.
By this time, fresh faces appeared in the game for both teams, and Meghan Simmons and Zakilya Holdon added four points from the bench for Southampton. Windsor’s bench added six points, two from Isabelle Aiken on a jump shot and four from Kim Adams, off jumpers in the paint.
The final score was 44-21.
“The girls put in some hard work throughout this game,” said Windsor Head Coach Sherry Ashburn. “Everyone got a chance to play, and I am very proud of the effort, hard work and drive from the girls.”
Southampton Head Coach Littleton Parker said the Lady Indians had too many turnovers and didn’t capitalize on enough of the opportunities they had on the offensive side of the floor.
“Windsor has a good ball club, and the pressure just got to us,” he said. “We are a young team and the girls are still learning.”
The Lady Dukes’ Turner led all scorers with 14 points, while Southampton’s Lee and Windsor’s Walton each scored 11 points. Lee also had a double-double with 10 rebounds. Turner had six steals, five rebounds and four assists. Walton led in assists with five.
Southampton’s Bryona Knight, the team’s top scorer to this point, was held to zero points, but she had seven boards.
Magba had nine rebounds and four assists.
Southampton (1-3) will next face Park View at home on Friday, Dec. 12.
“We just need to work on our ball handling,” Parker said on what they’d be drilling leading into this TriRivers match. “We just need to put in the work and try to get better.”
Windsor (3-0) will be in action again on Friday, Dec. 12, in another road game against Franklin.
“We are going to stay aggressive,” Ashburn said about continuing the full court press against Franklin. “We’re looking to come out on top.”