Valdosta girls 58, Camden 39
Like the VHS boys’ team, the Valdosta girls dominated the first quarter, built a big lead and won convincingly over Camden on Friday night.
“We did a great job tonight,” Valdosta head coach E.A. Wilcox said. “We won. We’re 3-0 in the region. We feel good about ourselves. We’re on a nice little run right now.”
Valdosta came out using a full-court press, like it often does. The strategy worked, leading to turnovers and points in transition and helped VHS build a 10-point lead in the first quarter.
“We used our diamond press, and (built) a nice, comfortable lead,” Wilcox said.
VHS led 19-9 after one quarter. Valdosta’s Stormm Phillips scored as many points (nine) as the entire Camden team in the first quarter.
Valdosta continued to play tough defense in the second quarter, when it held Camden to just three points. Valdosta headed to the locker room with a 28-12 halftime lead.
A 7-0 run midway through the third quarter helped Valdosta extend its lead to 20 points, 45-25, heading into the final period.
Valdosta let its reserves play most of the fourth quarter. VHS led by as many as 25 points (58-33), on its way to earning a 19-point win.
Phillips led Valdosta with 16 points. Destiny Covert grabbed 10 rebounds.
“Stormm played well, and a lot of girls around her played good,” Wilcox said.