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Lady Eagles dominate Springwood

Fort Dale Academy's Anne Matthews scored 17 points in the Lady Eagles' 43-18 win against Springwood School Wednesday in the first round of the Class AAA, Region 1 tournament at Huntingdon College. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Fort Dale Academy showed Wednesday just why it was the top seed in the Class AAA, Region 1 tournament at Huntingdon College.

The Lady Eagles (14-10) dominated No. 8-seed Springwood School en route to a 43-18 victory.

Seven of the 10 players who played in the game for Fort Dale scored at least one point. Anne Matthews and Mary Sanford Perdue led the charge with 17 and 13 points, respectively. The pair combined to hit six 3-pointers.

Theresa Scott added five points and six rebounds, while Barrett Leverette scored three points, Stevie Marie Castleberry and Nedra Toulmin Crosby scored two points each and Caroline Snellgrove scored one point in the win.

On the defensive end of the court, the Lady Eagles forced 29 turnovers and held the Lady Wildcats to just 16.3 percent shooting from the field.

With the win, Fort Dale advances to face Glenwood, the state’s third-ranked team, in the second round. The game is slated to begin at 2 p.m. today at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.