Lady Tigers swat Lady HornetsPublished 11:53am Friday, February 15, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Behind a 44-26 second-half scoring advantage, the Dadeville Lady Tigers punched their ticket to Montgomery at the expense of Dallas County, dropping them 69-40 in sub-regional action.
Rae Williams led all scorers with 20 points. Destiny Green scored 14 points and Janeisha Moss had 12 points, 10 of them coming in the first half.
For the Lady Hornets, Tieara Chandler was the high scorer with 17. De’Undria Boggs added 12.
The game was all Dadeville from the opening tip, as they went on a 9-2 run to close the first quarter up 13-4.
The Lady Hornets showed some life in the second quarter thanks to Chandler finding her three-point stroke, but Dadeville maintained control as Moss was able to penetrate at will, which led to lay-ins or dump-off passes to Williams and Green, who cashed numerous times.
“When she’s penetrating like that, Moss is a killer,” Dadeville girls basketball coach Mitch Joiner said.
Down 28-14 at the half, Dallas County came out of the locker room with a 5-0 run, but Dadeville, led by Willuams, shut down the Lady Hornets’ chances at a comeback with repeated attacks of the DCHS interior defense.
“We haven’t played anybody yet that has a center who can hold Rae down,” Joiner said. “I’m going to miss that next season. As I was telling (DCHS girls coach Charles Thompson), right now, if anything goes wrong, we can throw it to Rae.”
After closing the quarter with a 11-3 run, Dadeville was up 50-27, Dallas County did not score again until the four-minute mark of the final stanza.
“We wanted to get back inside in the second half,” Joiner said. “We didn’t have a bad quarter. The only thing that worried me was our press. Our best weapon is the press and Dallas County beat it pretty easily. Other than that, we played flawlessly.”