By John Harvey
10:33 PM EST, February 11, 2014
JAMES CITY – Alicia Lee was one of five Lafayette prior to Tuesday’s Bay Rivers District showdown with Warhill.
The senior guard made the most of her final home game, scoring a season high 14 points to lead the Rams to a 68-41 victory.
“It felt good to play well on Senior Night, because you only have one Senior Night, so you might as well make the best of it,” Lee said.
Lee made her first three shots, all 3-pointers, and finished the night 5-of-8 from the floor. She scored a team-high 12 points in the first half as Lafayette led 29-13 at halftime.
“It was the best shooting night of the season for me,” Lee said. “I’ll remember the positive and fun environment that I played in. It felt good to have our fans there to support us on such a big night.”
Keyana Brown, another senior, also had a night to remember for the Rams. The senior forward led all scorers with 25 points, including 14 in the second half.
All five seniors contributed offensively. Libby Bland scored nine points. Tiara Strong scored six points and Misheal Bryant finished with four points.
The victory pulled Lafayette into a tie with Poquoson for second-place in the district. The two rivals are tied for the No.1 seed in Colonial Conference 25.
Both teams have one game left. The Rams will play at York on Thursday, while Poquoson will travel to Jamestown. If the two schools finish the regular season with matching records, a drawing will be held to determine the No.1 seed in next week’s tournament.
Warhill struggled finding a rhythm at both ends of the floor. The Lions shot just 31% from the floor for the game, including just 4 of 17 in the first half.
Jewel Walters scored 10 points to lead the Lions, all off the bench. Tatayana Epps scored nine points and Kasey Grainer finished with eight.
Harvey can be reached at 757-345-2352.
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