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Darton State wears down Albany Tech with crushing 84-46 victory

Darton’s B’Kyia Webb (No. 21) hangs on to the ball as she and teammate Cassie Eleby battle through a tough Albany Technical College defense late Wednesday. (David Mann/Darton State College)

Darton’s B’Kyia Webb (No. 21) hangs on to the ball as she and teammate Cassie Eleby battle through a tough Albany Technical College defense late Wednesday. (David Mann/Darton State College)

ALBANY — The Lady Cavs’ 20th win couldn’t have been sweeter as Darton avenged an early season loss to cross-town rival Albany Tech with a 84-46 home victory late Wednesday.

After a pretty uneventful first half, the Lady Cavs came alive and outscored Albany Tech, 47-16, in the second half. Four Lady Cavs scored in double figures, including Shanae Armbrister, who scored a game-high 22 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Darton sophomore Jasmine Wilson scored 19 points and had six assists, but her defensive effort was equally impressive as she guarded Albany Tech star point guard Quiondra Darrisaw, who was instrumental in the Lady Titans’ win in December against the Lady Cavs but scored just 15 points on Wednesday.

It was a different Darton team then the one that took the floor two months ago against Albany Tech, Lady Cavs coach Lea Henry said.

“Early on we just weren’t so committed to defense,” Henry said. “We’re a better team now. I’m proud of them. We have a lot ahead of us, but I told them, any time you have 20 wins — that’s a great season.”

Darton improved to 20-8 overall and 11-6 in Region XVII play, while Albany Tech fell to 12-13 overall and 7-10 in the region. The Lady Cavs remain in fourth place in the region standings, followed by fifth-place Albany Tech.