The W&L Lady Eagles varsity basketball team hosted the Colonial Beach Lady Drifters on Tuesday, February 11 and dropped the game (41-47).
In another closely played game, the Lady Drifters were in position to gain a victory, yet they let it slip away.
Ball security and made free throws kept the Lady Eagles score below that of the Lady Drifters. This has been a key point all season for Head Coach Michael Fisher. The Lady Eagles were on the road versus the Northumberland Lady Indians on Thursday February 13 for their final game of the NND season. This was a close game from the tip-off. DeVonna Fisher launched a three-pointer from just on the other side of half court as the buzzer sounded to end the first half. The shot found the bottom of the nets to send the Lady Eagles into the break jumping with joy. The teams continued to play a back and forth game. The game was tied (45-45) with less than ten seconds to go and the Lady Indians were on the free throw line; they hit both attempts to go ahead (45-47) with 2.9 seconds left. W&L had to put the ball in play ninety feet away from their basket. Armechille Byrd took the ball out of bounds and passed it into DeVonna Fisher; she took two dribbles up the court and with the crowd yelling “Shoot it”. DeVonna Fisher pulled up from just inside the three-point line on the Lady Indians side of the court and sent the ball toward her basket; the horn sounded with the ball still in the air. As the echo of the horn ended the ball splashed through the basket snapping the net for a game winning field goal and a (48-47) victory. DeVonna Fisher had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks, Anya Baker 9 pts, 2 reb, Taliyah Ball 6 pts, 2 stl, Armechille Byrd 6 pts, 4 reb, Kearra Delano 5 pts, 4 reb, 1 blk, and Jayniyah Gaskins 4 pts, 9 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk. W&L Lady Eagles will play at Rappahannock on Wednesday in the NND semifinal playoffs.