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Westover girls top Terrell, roll record to 22-0

Westover coach Lewis Smith's girls team is now 22-0 with just three regular-season games left as Herald No. 1 Lady Patriots close in on their first perfect record in school history.

Westover coach Lewis Smith's girls team is now 22-0 with just three regular-season games left as Herald No. 1 Lady Patriots close in on their first perfect record in school history.

DAWSON — DyTiesha Dunson didn’t have much to say after Westover’s perfect Lady Patriots beat Terrell County, 36-21, on Saturday night to improve to 22-0.

Someone smiled and said, “Nice game,’’ to Dunson, a Herald Super 6er who has led Westover for three seasons.

“Oh,’’ Dunson said. “You’ve got jokes.’’

After all, Dunson didn’t play Saturday.

Westover is no joke, and the Lady Patriots proved just how deep they are Saturday when Dunson and fellow Super 6er Ieshia Young both sat out against Class A Terrell County.

“DyTiesha got hurt here last year and she was out three or four weeks,’’ said Westover coach Lewis Smith, remembering a leg injury that sidelined Dunson a season ago. “I didn’t feel good about it. I just decided not to play her (and Young). It worked out.’’

Everything has been working out for the Lady Patriots, who are ranked No. 1 in The Herald’s Fab 5 poll and No. 2 in the Class AAA state poll behind defending state champion Washington County.

They’re trying to become the first girls team in Westover history to have an undefeated season. They’re 22-0 with three games left in the regular season, starting next Friday against Crisp County — the team that beat Westover in the state quarterfinals a year ago. Then they finish against Monroe and Americus-Sumter, two of the better teams in Region 1-AAA.

“If we were going to get a break this was going to be it,’’ Smith said. “(Dunson and Young) will be on the floor from now on until the end of the season.’’

It also gave Smith a chance to look at next year’s team as five underclassmen did the damage Saturday.

Mykesa Smith, a sophomore, and Aubre Ann Moore, a freshman, each scored 10 points to lead Westover. Shanteria Williams, a junior who goes by the nickname “Jay,” scored eight points, all in the second half, and grabbed eight rebounds. Sophomores Ashanti Layfield and ToiAnnah Campbell combined for seven points in the low-scoring game.

“In the second half, Jay took over,’’ Smith said of Williams. “Jay is going to be a force next year. And I really liked the play of my three guards (Smith, Layfield and Campbell). I was real happy with them.’’

Westover did just enough to beat a Terrell County team that has improved steadily this season. The Lady Greenwave (5-16) was led by Terkerian Jordan, who scored nine points.

But Westover’s youth movement still proved to be too much.

“They play together in practice,’’ Smith said of his young team that played Saturday without Dunson and her leadership. “But to do it without (Dunson) to put them in the right direction, that was big for them, both defensively and offensively.

“We get a break (with no game on Tuesday) and then we have three hard games ahead of us. It worked out in this game.’’

Comments

coachjohnson42 2 years, 10 months ago

Since we cant get too much LOCAL excitement for this streak....I'm gonna contact the Atlanta Constitution and see who in the Atlanta area is undefeated now and compare the coverage. Does anyone know else who is still undefeated in women's basketball this school year in Georgia? Who is in Westover's way for a State Title?

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joecool8 2 years, 10 months ago

It is Washington County. This team is the real deal. No one in the State of GA can beat this team. It does not matter what class either.

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dominiquedamac 2 years, 10 months ago

Just because you are undefeated in the regular season dont mean you are going to win the championship. Everybody is 0-0 in the playoffs and that when it will count!

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mrcvsjr 2 years, 10 months ago

@coachjohnson42 Washington County is undefeated. They're the defending state champs. I believe they're on a 51 game winning streak. Hope this helps.

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The_Dude 2 years, 10 months ago

There are only four unbeaten teams in the state (girls). Class AAA has two, Washington County and Westover. I'd be surprised if you can find any coverage of Washington County worth a flip. I'd bet Westover gets more coverage than any of the unbeatens.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 10 months ago

I met DyTiesha Dunson's mom at the civic center and she was a very nice lady. I know she is very proud of her baby. I hope she gets a scholarship and goes where she wants to go. What a awesome talent. I hope she is the first girl from Albany to go to the WNBA. She got some skills!!!

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dominiquedamac 2 years, 10 months ago

She has already signed a scholarship to some D1 school.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 10 months ago

Are they playing tonight? Friday? where????

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NUMBER1FAN 2 years, 10 months ago

WESTOVER PLAY CRISP CO FRIDAY AT WESTOVER.

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mrcvsjr 2 years, 10 months ago

She signed a scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University

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