SF girls sting Lady Yellowjackets in rout

SF girls sting Lady Yellowjackets in rout
South Fulton’s girls bounced back in style after a lackluster showing in a one-point win over Union City Friday.
The Devilettes drubbed Greenfield 54-26 in District 14A action Tuesday evening behind an uncharacteristic six 3-pointers.
Meanwhile, in the nightcap, it was the same old losing story for the SF boys in a 60-45 downfall to the Yellowjackets.
In the opener, Cherissa Vinson poured in 20 points with six assists and a pair of 3-point baskets to lead South Fulton to the victory circle.
“We had one of our better games tonight,” SF girls’ skipper Curt Lee said. “We held them to six total field goals on the evening and executed our shots outside when they packed into the paint to stop Chelsea Cox.”
Both SF teams return to action Friday on the road as the team makes the one-hour trip to Halls.
SF 54, Greenfield 26 (G)
Cox was held to just four points, but her teammates more than picked up the slack for the Devilettes’ usual scoring power.
Maeghan Eaves swished a trio of trifectas and finished with a dozen markers for SF.
Meanwhile, Vinson dished out six assists with Lauren Dowdy and Brooke Kane contributing a like number of points for South Fulton (9-12, 8-6).
SF hit 16-of-24 shots from field goal range with the Devilettes going 6-for-14 from beyond the arc during the triumph.
“I feel we thrived in every aspect of the game tonight,” Lee boasted. “Our offense did a great job, we played good defense and to top it off, we proved that we can shoot from the perimeter if that becomes an issue.”
The Devilettes bettered GF 12-5 in the first, 17-8 in the second, 18-9 in the third and 7-4 in the final frame en route to the lopsided triumph.
Greenfield 60, SF 45 (B)
No ice was on the road, but it sure was evident on the hands of the South Fulton boys.
The Red Devils came out cold, bettered 20-7 in the first quarter by the Yellowjackets.
“We just couldn’t get it into first gear in the opening quarter,” SF boys’ mentor Keith Frazier admitted after the game against his alma mater. We didn’t offer up many good shots in the first and I’m disappointed with our overall effort.
“We had a small run in the second half where we cut it to 14, but that was as close as we could get.”
Hunter Harris led the Redmen (1-20, 1-13) with 12 markers and three assists with teammates David Shepherd and Jonathan Avent contributing seven and six points, respectively.
Greenfield’s Derek Laster pitched in a game-high 20 markers.

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