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Girls begin defense of state title with two wins

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

The Lady Sand Devils were ahead of the game even before the game started.

Thanks to a lineup glitch by visiting Red Mesa, the Devils hit a pair of technical free throws to take a 2-0 lead before the clock had even started.

It served as an appetizer for the defending state champs as they breezed past the Redskins, 55-22, to boost their record to 2-0.

The Devils had a more difficult time in their season opener a week before, defeating Chinle 63-44 after trailing by two at halftime.

Jessica Anderson, back on the court after missing last season with a knee injury, led Page with 12 points against Red Mesa and 11 in the Chinle game. Nicole Douglas also had 11 against the Wildcats.

Dana Worker scored 11 against the Redskins, including hitting two of three three-point attempts. Freshman Jordan Kensley scored 10, including a three.

After taking their two-point lead into the game, the Devils ran off 18 straight once the clock started. Red Mesa finally got on the board thanks to a three-pointer with little more than two minutes left in the first quarter.

After Anderson hit one of two free throws with 43 seconds left, the Redskins hit a jumper and one of two from the line to make the score 19-3 at the close of the quarter.

Neither team would score for the first two minutes of the second quarter until Anderson again hit one of two free throws. She also hit the Devilsí first field goal of the quarter at the 4:28 mark, just 30 seconds after Red Mesa scored their first.

The first half ended with Page up 35-10, and the second half was a formality.

The Devils next hit the court when they host the NGS Classic, Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

For the complete article see the 11-28-2012 issue.

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