Washington Leads Lady Gators in District Play

In a year of talent-rich teams, the Lakeview Lady Gators are among the very elite, sitting at 19-1 overall and 2-0 in district play following back-to-back wins last week against the Red River Lady Bulldogs and the Many Lady tigers.

Off to a stellar start, the Lady Gators continued to elevate with a commanding home victory over the Red River Lady Bulldog with a final score of 84-14. Leading the way was last year’s district 3-2A defensive MVP Timberlyn Washington.

The Freshman guard would dominate the game with an impressive 19 points and eight steals in only ten minutes of play. Junior forward Trinity Browder finished the match with 14 points and eight rebounds, following her lead.

The deeply rooted rivalry always ignites real passion from fans and participants in true form and fashion. However, the fans were able to catch a glimpse of all of the Lady Gators in action as the starting five only played 10 minutes of the game.

Head coach Fuller stated, “It’s not many games that I get to play all of my players, and I was adamant about making sure that each player was able to get some varsity experience.”

Next up was the Lady Gators toughest district challenge of the 2020 season and the district 3-2A runner up the many Lady tigers. In a sizzling matchup, the Lady Gators found themselves in a close game within the first few minutes of the game. However, the game wouldn’t stay close for long as the lady gators turned up the heat.

Igniting the Lady Gator fire again, Timberlyn Washington mandated the court with 3 layups and two steals to close out the first quarter. Early in the second half, the Lady Gators found themselves in foul trouble, sending 3 of their 5 starters to the bench. This setback would not slow the lady gators down.

With Washington and Fisher still in the lineup, their defensive presence and determination would allow the lady gators to gain a 20-point lead that they would not lose for the remainder of the game, steering the lady gator past the Lady Tigers with an impressive 56-33 road victory. Timberlyn Washington would finish with 18 points, 4 assists, and 5 steals, followed by senior guard Jamesha Fishers with 12 points and 10 steals.

After the win, Washington stated, “It was just one of those games where I don’t think I just play. Not many players have the energy that I have, and I love to play defensive because it comes naturally.”

Senior Guard Jamesha Fisher also elaborated on the win stating, “With my sister in foul trouble most of the game, I knew I had to do more on both ends of the court.”

In the end, Coach Fuller praised all of his team and noted, “This is what makes them a strong team. One player gets in foul trouble, and the other steps up. This is not just a one-player show. We are a well-rounded team.”

The Lakeview Lady will look to continue their fight in the district on Friday as they face the Winnfield Lady Tigers in Winnfield.