Fort Dale girls earn seventh straight victory

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2006

MONROEVILLE — It was over before it really began.

The fifth-ranked Fort Dale Academy Lady Eagles jumped out to a 12-3 lead over hapless Monroe Academy and cruised to their seventh win in a row with a 50-35 decision Tuesday night.

Jennifer Pouncey scored a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers to lead Fort Dale to another easy victory.

&#8220We shot the ball well all night long,” Fort Dale coach Reggie Mantooth said.

Even by winning seven in a row, Mantooth still was not completely happy with his team's play.

&#8220We just can't seem to have that game where we click on all cylinders,” he said. &#8220We don't create that many turnovers like I would like us to, and we really aren't that great offensively.”

Through the first half of the season, it seemed to be the Frances Watts show for Fort Dale. Watts would consistently lead the Lady Eagles in scoring. But that, too, has changed.

Since the scouting report on Fort Dale is clear that Watts is the player to shut down, players like MaryAnne Hancock and Pouncey have stepped up to lead the Lady Eagles.

Fort Dale kept its lead in the second period to settle for a 7-point advantage by intermission. The Lady Eagles reached a scoring stalemate in the third period with Monore Academy (2-14) before pulling away for the win in the fourth.

Ashton Salter led the Lady Volunteers with 13, while Fairbie Moya added eight.