Lady Vikings come up short vs. DHS

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 30, 2002

ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; Put an asterisk adjacent to the score from this one.

Vidalia’s Lady Vikings went into the fourth quarter trailing by four against Davidson and had to play the entire period with just four players after Shemika Williams fouled out.

The Lady Vikings nearly pulled it off but lost, 63-62, Monday night at the Davidson gym.

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The Lady Vikings put up a two-point lead with under a minute to play, but the Lady Warriors got a bucket from Jessica Winzer to tie the game up at 62-62.

Davidson got the ball back, and Winzer drew a foul with one second remaining. She hit one of two free throws to give Davidson the win.

Davidson jumped out to a 19-8 lead by the end of the first quarter before Vidalia answered with a 16-11 run in the second to cut the lead to 30-24 at half.

Vidalia followed it with a 17-15 advantage in the third to trim the lead to 45-41 heading into the fourth quarter.

Winzer led Davidson with 19, while Williams led Vidalia with 16.

Vidalia boys 90, Davidson 84

Don’t count the Warriors out, especially with the team speed they have. The Vikings have speed and height and had to hold off Davidson at the end to take the win.

Davidson squeezed out a 73-72 lead with 7:10 remaining in the game before the Vikings finished the game on a 18-11 run to take the win.

&uot;It was a series of runs,&uot; Vidalia head coach Robert Sanders said. &uot;We started the game with an 11-0 lead, and they made a series of runs to come back and take the lead. Their press caused us some problems. We were called for some dribbling violations, and we made some bad decisions on who to pass the ball to.&uot;

The Vikings controlled the game early with a 22-11 edge at the end of the first quarter. Davidson then answered with a 30-23 edge in the second quarter to cut the lead to 45-41 at halftime.

Top scorers for Vidalia were David Wilson with 26 and Ajay Warner with 24. Davidson’s top scorer was Travis Davis with 35.