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Victories elude Devils

Victories elude Devils
South Fulton’s basketball teams shared a common bond with many parents searching for the latest Christmas toys Friday evening.
Both teams were looking to grab a pair of victories prior to the holiday.
However, Westview got to the proverbial win shelf first, snatching the last pair of victories in SF with a 43-33 triumph in girls’ play and a 70-36 decision in boys’ action.
In the girls’ game, open shots were plentiful, according to South Fulton girls’ coach Curt Lee, but the locals were unable to swoosh the net with an off night from the field.
“We didn’t have anyone foul out as had been a problem of ours in a couple tight games this year,” Lee said. “But we missed a lot of easy layups and open shots and you can’t do that against a proverbial double-A favorite like Westview.”
Both SF teams return to action Thursday in the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament and both teams are slated to play Trinity Christian in the opening round.
The Devilettes play TCA at 4 p.m. with their male counterparts taking to the court at 5:30.
Westview 43, S. Fulton 33 (G)
Cherissa Vinson tallied 11 points with Chelsea Cox adding 10 markers and eight rebounds, but it was not enough in the Devilettes’ 10-point loss.
SF (5-6) held a one-point advantage after one 10-9, but the locals trailed 20-17 at halftime and 36-27 with three in the books.
Maeghan Eaves and Brooke Kane each contributed five points in the defeat. Kane also brought down five rebounds for the Devilettes.
The Lady Chargers (10-3) were paced by Amber Rechis with a game-high 14 markers. Westview 70, S. Fulton 36 (B)
The Devils (1-10) trailed 23-6 after one, 40-15 at intermission and 63-22 with a quarter to go.
David Shepherd was the top gun for SF with 11 points and 5-of-8 shooting.
Hunter Harris accumulated 10 markers and five rebounds during the downfall.
Drew Greer led the Red Devils in the rebound department with six caroms with Jacob Wade dishing out five assists for the locals.
“We did a good job on our press,” South Fulton boys’ coach Keith Frazier said. “However, we never got started offensively. We would get down court and it seemed like everyone was just standing around.”
Jacob Lloyd was the top scorer for the Chargers (11-2) with 11 points.

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