Fort Dale girls trounce Northside

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fort Dale Academy’s Nedra Toulmin Crosby scored 13 points to help lead the Lady Eagles to a 40-19 win against Northside Methodist Academy Saturday night.

Crosby was 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) from the field and 3-for-4 (75 percent) from the free throw line.

Along with Crosby, Mary Sanford Perdue also reached double figures. She scored 12 points largely on the strength of a pair of three-point baskets. Caroline Snellgrove chipped in eight points for the Lady Eagles (9-9, 4-1).

After a sluggish start that saw the Lady Eagles score just four points in the opening eight minutes of play, Fort Dale erupted for 15 points in the second period, while holding the Lady Knights to just three points. The second-period surge gave Fort Dale a 19-5 advantage heading into the break.

The Lady Knights managed to score 10 points in the third period, but 12 points by the Lady Eagles kept the gap at double digits and all but sealed the win as NMA would score just four points in the closing period, while the Lady Eagles posted nine points.

Fort Dale 41, Macon-East 30

Fort Dale topped Macon-East Academy 41-30 Friday night in Cecil.

Anne Matthews scored 19 points to lead the Lady Eagles, while Crosby added eight and Barrett Leverette scored six.