After splitting a win apiece the day earlier, the coaches of the Fort Lee Lady Travellers and Fort Bragg Lady Dragons conversed Sunday prior to their final contest.
As Fort Lee’s coach Marvin Michael was busy finalizing the roster, the Lady Dragons’ coach Charlie Davis predicted a win for his team, and went so far as to offer Michael a little advice.
The advice was simple. Score early and score often. Davis said if the Lady Travellers had a chance of clinching the best-of-three series, they would need to do so in the first half, before tiring themselves out in the final 20 minutes.
Whether Michael heeded the advice or not is uncertain, but the fact of the matter was the Lady Travellers did indeed start off a scoring spree that carried them well into the second half. Fort Lee’s Jenille Clay opened both halves with three-point baskets, and contributed 12 points (all treys) in the win. Joy Roberson earned a team-high 21 points, while Kim Corbitt added 13 points. Crista Henderson also posted double digit results for Fort Lee with 10 first-half points. The Lady Dragons got as close as one point but couldn’t muster a lead over the home team, as the Lady Travellers won, 77-76.
The Spring Fling Basketball Tournament yielded an overall victory for the VA Falcons Men’s Basketball Team, defeating Fort Bragg in the final, 80-75. The Fort Lee Men’s team fell to Bragg in the first round, 86-67 and then lost to Ballitory in the loser’s bracket, 93-90.