Lady Gators bench gets a slice of the cake in match up with Mustangs

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Timberly Washington heads to the net for a layup. Photos by Ethan Smith

 

Lakeview 65/Avoyelles 21

NRMC Cancer Center October 2021 (Him)

The latest matchup for the Lakeview Lady Gators was a home game against the Avoyelles Mustangs Tuesday, Dec. 1. Last year against the Mustangs, Lakeview Guard Janaiya Fisher absolutely went off, dropping a season high 38 points. With everyone on the team very improved and on a roll, she wasn’t the only one looking to have a big night. Fisher scored the first points of the game as she drove in the lane and made a tough layup. Avoyelles was fouled on their first possession and made both their free throws. Lakeview’s fast pace gameplay kicked off right after that.

Jameisha Fisher made a nice pass to Timberly Washington who laid it up, then Jameisha got a steal and dished it off to her sister for back-to-back assists. Zenobia Poydras got her first point when she sunk a free throw after being fouled, followed by a 2/2 conversion at the line for Janaiya Fisher. Jameisha scored back-to-back buckets, one a nice eurostep, the other from downtown, and immediately everyone in the gym knew the #4 ranked girls team had all the momentum they needed.

The score was 18-8 at the end of the first.

Everybody got a slice of cake in the second quarter, with scoring coming from all around. Asharia Smith shone off the bench, with eight points in the second quarter, as the Lady Gators outscored the Mustangs 20-3 that quarter. Jameisha Fisher capped off the half with a midrange jumper to give Lakeview a 38-11 lead at halftime. The second half was all Lakeview.

Asharia Smith shone off the bench, with eight points in the second quarter and 16 for the night.

Head Coach Dewaskie Fuller let his bench play for most of the half to continue to work on their skills. This works out perfectly for Fuller, 4/5 games this year Lakeview has won by 14+, so the starters build a hefty lead, and the bench gets their minutes and in-game reps almost every night. The Lady Gators walked away victorious once again that night, with a final score of 65-21.

Janaiya Fisher and Smith led the team in scoring with 16 points each as the Lady Gators shove their record to 5-0.

The next matchup for the girls will be Friday, Dec. 11 when they take a road trip to Mansfield.