Ferriday girls use 18-0 run to win big against Sicily Island

Published 12:01 am Friday, December 18, 2015

FERRIDAY — The Ferriday Lady Trojans took a little while to find their groove Thursday night against Sicily Island, but when they did, there was very little the Lady Tigers could do to stop them.

Ferriday used an 18-0 run to open up the second half of play, and cruised to a 58-27 win against the Lady Tigers.

“We played Sicily Island two games ago, so we knew what areas they were weak in and we wanted to attack those areas right off the bat,” Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron said. “We didn’t do a really good job of it in the first quarter, but in the second we kind of got things going.”

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The Lady Trojans did enough, however, to pull ahead by seven at 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.

“We’ve got a few kids injured, nothing serious, but just a few aches and pains,” Abron said. “I think they were kind of worried about that in the first quarter, but then we got it going.”

The Lady Tigers put up their best quarter of the night in the second, scoring 11 points, but Ferriday was able to once again outdo Sicily Island, outscoring them by one.

The Lady Trojans got a strong outing from Anasia Turner who scored six points in the second quarter, and then went on a tear in the third racking up 10 points.

She finished with a game-high 18 points.

Ferriday came out on fire in the third quarter, scoring 18 straight, with five different players putting the ball in the basket.

The Lady Trojans also saw big games from their two post players Shaniqua Hillard and Zhane Green.

Green was the only other player in the game with double-digit points at 10 and Hillard was close behind with nine.

The win is the fourth in a row for Ferriday, and mention of the streak quickly brought a smile to Abron’s face.

“It does feel good,” she said. “The win wasn’t as pretty as I would have wanted, but it is a win.”

Abron said she is seeing her team coming together as a unit, which will be critical down the stretch.

“We went through a little adversity at the beginning, but it is coming together now,” Abron said. “I’m really happy about that.”