News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Allie Mann fires from the corner in Sebring's Tuesday win over Lake Placid.
published: Friday, November 16, 2012
Lady Streaks stave off Dragon comeback
SEBRING - Winter is quickly approaching and temperatures are dropping - except for in high school gymnasiums.
The heat was turned up Tuesday night in Sebring High School's gym as the Lady Streaks beat county rivals Lake Placid 39-33.
It looked as though in the first half that Sebring was going to take the Lady Dragons with ease.
Going into halftime with a lead of 26-12 builds plenty of confidence for the team that is ahead.
The Blue Streaks had no problem putting up points in the first half.
The first quarter started off fairly slowly, with Sebring scoring just nine total points and Lake Placid scoring only five.
Frustration at the low scoring quarter caused a heated Sebring head coach Mike Lee to give a pep talk to get his team back up to the potential they are expected to be at.
Coach Lee must have done something right as his team almost doubling their point total from the first quarter with 17 points scored before the half was up.
The Lady Dragons went into the locker room knowing it was crucial for them to make adjustments if they were going to have any chance of a comeback.
And come back they did as Lake Placid put the defensive clamps on and allowed the Streaks to score just 13 more points in the second half.
Eight of those came in an even third, making it a 34-20 lead, but in the fourth, the Dragon offense also got on track and made the comeback push.
With the defense holding Sebring to just five points over the final eight minutes, Lake Placid rallied and closed the gap.
But Sebring was able to hold on in the final minutes and come out with their second victory over Lake Placid in a week.
The top scorers for the Lady Streaks were Rondaja Williams with 10 points, Jamiese Wiley with nine and Allie Mann with seven.
The top scorers for Lake Placid were Alex Coyne with 17 points and Raveen Gobourne with eight.
Sebring was back at it with another county rivalry game, at Avon Park Thursday, before returning home for a visit from DeSoto Friday.
The Dragons, meanwhile, hosted Ft. Meade Thursday and travel to Lake Wales tonight.
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