Friday, March 8, 2013 - 1:15am
Sanford girls advance to semifinals
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The Seaford girls' basketball team took their first and only lead with less than a minute remaining in the first half, however, Sanford's Alison Lewis scored 26 points to lift the Warriors 64-48 in a DIAA quarterfinals contest.
No. 2 seed Sanford (17-5) went on an 11-0 run in the early going. Seaford did not score until La'Shyra Williams drained a long-range jumper with 5:45 left in the opening quarter.
Lewis took the Warriors into halftime with a 31-28 advantage, after she caused a Seaford turnover and drove to the hoop for the easy basket.
Senior forward, Amira Holland, opened the third as she battled her way inside to get two of her 11 points. No. 7 seed Seaford only trailed by one, 31-30, but quickly saw their hopes of heading to the Bob Carpenter Center diminish.
Sanford outscored Seaford 19-9 in the third quarter, with the help of dynamic Lewis-Chrishyanah Alston duo. Alston scored 12 of her 18 points in the third, while Lewis added 7 in the quarter. The score at the end of the third was 50-37.
The Warriors continued to out-perform the Blue Jays in the final quarter, and will go head-to-head against Caravel Saturday at 6pm in a semi-final match up.
Seaford finished the season with a 19-3 record.
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