Lady Lions take home first win

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 22, 2003

ORRVILLE&045;With under five minutes left in the game, Raymond Rucker’s Keith team trailed Central Hayneville by just two at 29-27. But led by spark plug Shondra Williams, the Lady Lions exploded on an 11-2 run to take their first win of the season, 41-29

The win gave the 1-8 Lions third-place finish in the Dallas County Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon.

Williams scored 9 of her 15 in the final frame to pace the Lions.

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Maranda Timmerman finished with 10 points in the game for the Lions.

Kim Galy added 5 and Maloyre Lawrence added 5 points.

Monisha Davis added 3 and Sheneka Boldin and Brittany Kelley had 2 each for the winners.

Veronica Shears led the Lady Bears with 15 points, but she didn’t get much offensive help.

Sabrina Williams was good for 5 while Julia Moore added 3.

Porsche Jackson, Evelyn Mitchell and Vanlisa Jones scored 2 each for the Lady Bears.

Led by a red-hot Shears, the Bears came out looking strong.

They scored 14 points in the first frame and 14-10 after a quarter.

Things slowed down from there.

The Lady Lions took the lead going into the half, but Keith outscored them 6-3 in the third quarter to keep things tight.

A 16-2 advantage in the fourth quarter buried the Lady Bears in the loss.