Lady Vikings mop the court with winless Sicily Island
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2000
VIDALIA, La. – The Vidalia Lady Vikings dominated nearly every aspect of the game Tuesday in a 50-21 throttling of the winless Sicily Island Lady Tigers.
However, after a 103-54 win over Davidson the night before, Vidalia coach Lillian Johnson was far from satisfied with her team’s performance.
&uot;We scored 103 points last night. We were off our pace tonight,&uot; she said. &uot;We played well enough to win, but it wasn’t one of my better games.&uot;
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Vidalia senior Wendy Paul agreed. &uot;It doesn’t seem like we play to our full potential against weaker teams,&uot; she said.
Despite such Lady Viking lamentations, the game was a rout from the beginning and the Lady Tigers (0-3) never led.
&uot;Basically, I’ve got a lot of young players,&uot; Sicily Island coach Tommy Branch said. &uot;They’ve been playing hard every night, and I just hope we can improve and get better.&uot;
The Lady Vikings (2-1) used a tenacious defensive press in the first half to force turnovers. Vidalia finished the game with 17 steals, eight of those coming in the first quarter alone.
&uot;Our defense looked pretty good,&uot; Johnson said. &uot;We tried to show several different looks and practice some things we’ve worked on.&uot;
The Lady Vikings’ defense held Siciliy Island to only two points in the second quarter and four in the third.
&uot;Our defense is awesome,&uot; Paul said.
Dominique Trimble, who had 11 rebounds and three steals, was no slouch on offense, either. She finished with a game-high 13 points.
Ramona Washington had 10 points for the Lady Vikings and Tiffany Fleming added 6 points to her 10 boards.
The Lady Tigers get a rematch with Vidalia in Sicily Island on Nov. 28, the next game on the schedule for both teams.