News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kayla Wilson got the Lady Devils going early with this drive to the hoop in Tuesday's lopsided win over visiting Frostproof.
published: Friday, November 30, 2012
Lady Devils put a fork in Frostproof
AVON PARK - Coming out of the Thanksgiving Break can be a hit or miss proposition for high school teams.
Some come out rusty and too well rested, others jump right out of the gate and hit the ground running.
The Lady Red Devils of Avon Park showed more of the latter Tuesday night, as they had no problems burning up the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof to the tune of a 55-18 final against the overmatched visitors.
"In games like this you still have to play," said Lady Devil head coach Paulette Daley.
Although this was an easy win for the home team, coach Daley was still expecting the best out of her players.
"You can't get lazy."
Coach Daley clarified that her team still needed a little improvement on their anticipation.
Nonetheless, Avon Park was still able to come out with a district win as they completely crushed the Bulldogs, utilizing a stifling defense keep the Frostproof scoring to a minimum and creating more shots for themselves.
The Red Devils were unstoppable with their ability to score double digits in three out of the four quarters.
In the first half, they were able to score 28 points in total splitting each quarter with 14 points.
In essence, Avon Park could have stopped scoring midway through the second period and still come away with the win.
The main lead advantage was taken after halftime when, in the third quarter, the Ladies in Red put it away with a 19-point frame.
Johntavia Perry was the lead scorer on the night for the Lady Devils with an impressive 17 points all to herself.
The ball was passed around quite a bit to even out the points scored among the rest of the players.
Avon Park headed on the road to face Tenoroc Thursday night and Palmetto tonight.
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