Danville calmly takes overPublished 10:37pm Thursday, February 14, 2013
Danville capped off a 17-1 outburst when George got a lay-up with 5:30 to play in the fourth quarter. In fact, Danville only allowed just one field goal in the final 12 minutes of the game.
Sydni Shelton led the way with 12 points and seven blocks followed by George and Oliver with 11 points apiece. Oliver also added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Tara Tuck had eight points, all coming in the second half with five assists. Charlee Anderson added six points and five rebounds while Tabetha Hutto had three points and three steals.
Connor Lindsey, Bre Tuck, Kellee Stiles and Weatherwax all had two points apiece.
Even though Sloan Lindsey didn’t get in the scorebook, it didn’t bother her. She was the youngest member of the runner-up team two years ago. Now, she’s the oldest member of a team that has no seniors, an eighth grade point guard and the rest ninth and 10th graders.
“Sloan is the best example of what it means to be a Lady Hawk,” Wilson said. “She’s the epitome of a team player.”
Danville (25-8) has now won 14 of its last 15 games.
Lindsey said the reason why this team has improved throughout the season is because the team has grown closer.
“We’re a very close group,” Lindsey said. “I think we’re as close as we’ve ever been.”
The Lady Hawks will face Madison Academy (26-9) in the Class 3A Northwest Regional on Feb. 21. Those two met in the 2011 Class 3A Championship two years ago.