Vidalia dominates Delta Charter in hoops

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, December 6, 2023

FERRIDAY — Kiara Washington had a double-double with game-highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Vidalia High School Lady Vikings as they cruised to a 62-9 win over the Delta Charter School Lady Storm last Tuesday night.

Makenzie Watson finished with 14 points to go with three assists while Chesney Williams contributed with 13 points and three assists and Ella Grace Smith chipped in with eight points for Vidalia.

“It’s good to win. Our girls played well. They played as a team,” Lady Vikings head coach Flora McKnight said. “We’re learning to play one game at a time and we’re learning from our mistakes.”

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The Lady Vikings had their way with Delta Charter on both ends of the court throughout this match-up of programs seemingly going in different directions. Vidalia shut out the Lady Storm 18-0 in the first quarter and then outscored the home team 21-7 in the second quarter for a 39-7 halftime lead.

While Vidalia’s offense wasn’t as productive in the third quarter as it was in the first two quarters, its defense pitched another shutout as the Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Storm 9-0 for a 48-7 advantage.

The Lady Vikings put the icing on the cake of this blowout victory with a 14-2 advantage over the Lady Storm in the fourth quarter. However, there was one thing coach McKnight wasn’t too thrilled about.

“We had our share of missed lay-ups. Can’t play a perfect game,” McKnight said. “But we’re learning from them (our mistakes).”

Four players scored two points for Delta Charter, one of them being Janiyah Singleton. Jillian Kemp scored one point.

The Lady Vikings (5-2) plays host to Monterey High School at 5 p.m. The Lady Storm (0-5) don’t play again until Tuesday, Dec. 12 when they host Oak Grove High School.

Vidalia boys 55, Delta Charter 25 (Tues. night)

FERRIDAY — The Vidalia High School Vikings took care of the Delta Charter School Storm 55-25 last Tuesday night for their third win in a row after a rough 0-3 start to the season.

No other information on the game was available and efforts to reach Vikings head coach Damus Smith for statistics and comments on the game were unsuccessful.

The Vikings (3-3) host Monterey High School at 5 p.m. Friday. The Storm (0-6) play host to Oak Grove High School on Tuesday, Dec. 12.