Lakeview Lady Gators took “The Swamp” to the Don Stahl Memorial Tournament this past weekend/ The Lady Gators started the season off in a community way by upsetting 4AMinden Tide to tipoff tournament play. Lakeview Lady Gators put up a whopping 64-24-point lead over Minden, with Jameisha Fisher leading the way with 18 points and 8 assists combined with Ju’Nyrria Powell also loading the stats with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The 2 nd tournament game, the Lady Gators made their defensive presence known holding Doyline to 10 points, with the final score of 54 to 10. Led by 2-2A defensive player of the year Timberland Washington with an abundance of steals and great decision-making plays, teamed up with Trinity Browder who controlled the paint with both offensive and defensive rebounds, the Lady Gators advanced to the championship game.
In the final matchup, the battle of the undefeated (Arcadia, 3-0 and Lakeview Lady Gators, 2-0) took the floor in what was expected to be a tough fight. However, with Janaiya Fisher returning to the starting line-up, the Lady Gators jumped out to a 22-2 first quarter lead and didn’t look back, finishing the game with a final score of 72-29. Janaiya Fisher had 14 points to lead our Lady Gators and Sa’Niyah Marshall closed out the game with a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Lakeview Lady Gators clinched the tournament. The All-Tournament Team consisted of top performers Jameisha Fisher and Ju’Nyrria Powell. Janaiya Fisher was named MVP. “I am very proud of the way the girls played in the tournament, yet there are still areas we need to improve in to reach our goals,” said Coach Dewaskie Fuller