WEHS girls end victory drought, beating Ridge Spring-Monetta

The Williston-Elko High Lady Blue Devils got back on the winning track with a 46-39 victory over Ridge Spring-Monetta Friday in region play.

The game was the tale of two halves. Williston-Elko High dominated the first two quarters, take 29-10 halftime advantage. Ridge Spring-Monetta High fought back in the second half.

However, despite a 29-17 scoring run, the Lady Trojans were unable to overcome the 19-point first half deficit.

With the win, Williston-Elko High ends its three-game losing streak and improves to 3-5 in the season.

Williston-Elko High coach Eva Strong said the team never lost hope through its losing streak.

"We lost three games to some pretty good teams," Strong said. "The biggest thing for us team was not to lose focus. Our players kept fighting and tonight something finally happened good for us. It was a good team performance. We rebounded well and shot well from from the perimeter."

The Lady Blue Devils had a season-high three players scoring in double-digits with Charnica Williams, Courtney Corley and Kyla Coleman.

Williams provided big plays for the team with 13 points, six steals and five assists. Corley raked in 10 points, seven assists and five steals while Coleman tallied a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Rounding out the scoring for WEHS was Uniqua Odom with five points. Tierra Richberg had four points and Lakendra James scored three points.

For RS-M, Taylor Gamillion led the team with 10 points. Octavia Cannon had nine points while Shay Freeman added eight points.