Darton’s Jasmine Wilson soars over Alabama Southern’s Destiny Savage to score during the Lady Cavs’ win Friday. (David Mann/Special to The Herald)
ALBANY — The Darton State College Lady Cavs ran their winning streak to four Friday in their first game back from Christmas break with a 81-50 home victory against Alabama Southern Community College.
Despite a 10-day break from competition, the Lady Cavs looked strong on the court, where they moved the ball with speed and urgency and showed off a powerful defense that outrebounded Alabama Southern, 52-35.
“I liked our efforts,” Darton coach Lea Henry said. “We ran the floor early on and looked very focused on defense.”
Former Lee County star DaQueena Moore lead the Darton defense with nine rebounds. The 6-foot-1 post player is ranked No. 2 in Region XVII with 158 total rebounds in 18 games. Her efforts, combined with those of sophomore forwards Iesha Bonner and Kadayasha Jones, put a quick end to Alabama Southern’s counter-attacking offense. Bonner had eight rebounds, one block and a steal, while Jones finished with seven rebounds and grabbed three steals.
Guard Shanae Armbrister scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Lady Cavs. She continues to stay at the top of the region in scoring, averaging 20.2 points per game.
Sophomore Jasmine Wilson also looked strong as she scored 15 points and had five assists.
“We’re focusing more on pushing the ball and getting easier shots,” Henry said. “I like how hard we’re playing, too.”
Darton improved to 13-5 overall. Alabama Southern fell to 4-9.
Darton will travel to Chattahoochee Technical College (0-7, 2-9) on Wednesday, kicking off a stretch of five straight Region XVII games.