The Dreher Lady Blue Devils jumped out to a 21-1 lead en route to a 69-35 win over the Columbia Lady Capitals Friday, January 3.
Dreher wasted little time in taking control of the game. It began with an opening bucket by Kourtney English. Anareyah Ganzy followed up with eight straight points. English and Regan Faulks added layups as the Lady Blue Devils opened up a 14-0 lead.
Ymani Brown broke the streak with a free throw to get Columbia on the board. However, Dreher got a free throw and a jumper from Amber Burton, a layup from Tahlia Hollis, and two free throws from Ronnie Davis for a 21-1 lead. Brown, Takeyah Brown, and Damoni Wilson helped the Lady Capitals on a 9-4 run to close out the quarter as Dreher led 25-10.
It was more of the same in the second quarter as Dreher got off to a 20-5 run. Burton, English, Hollis, and Imani Williams contributed. Wilson ended the run with a 3-pointer, and India Porter converted a pair of free throws to make the score 45-20 at halftime.
A layup by Wilson closed the gap to 45-22. However, Dreher responded with eight straight points, led by Williams with six points and Hollis with two. Porter converted a pair of jumpers to trim the deficit to 53-26, but Dreher scored six of the last seven points to take a 59-27 lead into the final quarter.
The two teams traded buckets to open the final quarter. Porter and Zanayah Anderson scored for Columbia, while English scored for the Lady Blue Devils as Dreher led 63-33.
Dreher closed the game scoring six of the final eight points to come away with the win.
Dreher: Kourtney English 16, Tahlia Hollis 11, Amber Burton 8, Yanni Jacobs 8, Anareyah Ganzy 8, Imani Williams 7, Regan Faulks 7, and Ronnie Davis 4.
Columbia: India Porter 13, Damoni Wilson 9, Takeyah Brown 6, Zanayah Anderson 4, and Ymani Brown 3.