Lady Eagles tame Lady Wildcats

Published 12:09 pm Monday, January 9, 2012

Fort Dale Academy's Caroline Snellgrove scored five points in the Lady Eagles' 43-17 win against Springwood School Friday night. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Fort Dale Academy rebounded from a disappointing 41-38 loss against Pike Liberal Arts School on Thursday, and did so in convincing fashion.

The Lady Eagles (6-9, 2-1) pummeled Springwood School 43-17 Friday night in Greenville.

“It was good for us to get a win,” Fort Dale head coach Reggie Mantooth said. “I thought our girls played better, especially in the second half of the game.”

Fort Dale led 14-8 at the intermission, before erupting for 18 points in the third period to take a 32-13 advantage. The Lady Eagles tacked on 11 more points in the game’s final stanza, while holding the Lady Wildcats to just four points to seal the win.

The large lead allowed Mantooth to play all 11 players that dressed out for the contest.

“It is always good when you can play everyone and we were able to do that,” Mantooth said. “This game should help us as we go forward.”

Anne Matthews paced Fort Dale’s offensive attack with eight points, while Mary Sanford Perdue and Hannah Johnson each added seven. Nedra Toulmin Crosby scored six and Caroline Snellgrove chipped in five in the win.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to Hooper Academy. Junior varsity action starts at 4 p.m. with varsity action slated to follow.