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FHS girls advance to regional for first time

Published 10:17pm Friday, February 15, 2013

Lauren Estes
Special to the Enquirer

Falkville’s girls basketball team is headed Wallace State Community College for the first time in school history after defeating Marion County 58-27 Friday night in sub-regional play.

The Lady Devils started the game on a 8-0 run, but Marion County quickly replied as the Blue Devils finished the first quarter up 15-8. Senior guard Sydney Moore hit a pair of 3-pointers, sparking the FHS offense.

Moore wasn’t finished offensively in the first half as she managed nine of the 22 points scored in the second quarter, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Freshman Makenzie Smith added six points with two key steals in the first half. The Devils went into intermission ahead 37-19.

The third quarter showed freshman Bailey Anders’ favorite spot on the floor – the corner. She hit two back-to back- treys and then a 12-footer, scoring eight of the 10 quarter points.

Amanda Muse played a key-role on both sides of the ball, collecting two rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block in the third period, helping the Lady Devils to go into the fourth ahead 47-25.

FHS would add 11 more points to the board from four players in the last eight minutes of play giving the Lady Devils there first chance to play at Wallace. They would win 58-27 over Marion County.

Sydney Moore led the Blue Devils with 15 points. Bailey Anders managed 10 on the night. Amanda Muse and Lizzie Davis both had nine points and four rebounds. Emily Mickelson added six points and six rebounds. Makenzie Smith dropped in seven and Ashley Hampton finished with two points.

Falkville will play in WSCC’s Tom Drake Coliseum on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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