SPORTS

Lady Devils locked in three-way tie

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Kiffani Young

Plaquemine Lady Green Devils and head coach Brannon Dillon are stuck in a three-way tie atop District 6-4A with rivals Belaire and St. Michael.

The Lady Devils traveled to Livonia last week, but came up just shy 52-57.  Kiffani Young was the lead scorer with 24 points, followed by Breanna Dillon with 15, Shakira Wicks with eight, Tyrielle Watkins with four.  Young also lead in rebounds with 17, Dillon followed with 12.

Young totaled three steals and Chantel Jordan and Shauniece Mitchell each racked up a pair of assists.

The Lady Devils then returned home to host Woodlawn in hopes of shaking off their recent sluggish starts.  PHS rebounded after their loss to Livonia with a dominant victory over Woodlawn BR, 47-26.

“They played much better as a team,” Dillon said.  “We executed on both ends, offense and defense, and it was a total team effort.

“The girls moved quicker and were more fluent.  We got off to a great start and finished strong.”

Shakira Wicks was the lead scorer in the win with 19 points.  Breanna Dillon and Kiffani Young each followed with 10 apiece, Tyrielle Watkins with four.  Dillon racked up 13 rebounds, Young with five.

Young and Dillon each also racked up four steals each.

The Lady Devils currently sport an overall 14-14 record and are 6-2 in District 6-4A, tied with Belaire and St. Michael.

“I’m hoping the win against Woodlawn would continue to propel us into the positive direction we need to go in to accomplish our goal of winning the district and earning a spot in the playoffs.

“Our post players, Kiffani Young and Breanna Dillon, had their best week together as a duo with both of them posting a double-double during both games.  They played as a team and this was a total team victory.”

The Lady Devils hit the road to take on Tara this week and host Belaire Friday night.  The Lady Devils came away with a 65-41 win the last time they took on the Belaire Lady Bengals.