Galaxy Girls reach the Final Four

*****Special to from Milton Jenkins at the Girls AAU National Basketball Tournament up in Kingsport, Tennessee*****

The Galaxy Girls AAU team won in an ugly low soring game against the Lady Stars from Maryland. The Stars did all they could to off set Galxy ball control up tempo. The score was 14 to 11 in Galaxy favor behind Brittany Drew (Page) 5 points. In the second half Galaxy defense played a very key role. They shut the Lady Stars offense down by allowing only 3 second half points. The Stars were 5 and 0 coming in with a lot of moxy wanting to prove to Galaxy that even though we beat one of their states arch rivals in early pool play 35 to 33, that they would be hard to handle. The surpressing defense lead by Precious Tonkins (Grimsley) 2 steals and Leandra Hicks (Dudley) 5 rebounds and 2 steals were too much to handle as Galaxy won going away 27 to 14. Galaxy was led by Brittany Drew with 11 points and Miranda Jenkins with 10 points. Desiree Drayton ( Dudley) handled the rebounding chores with 13.

Finals stats:
Miranda Jenkins (Eastern Guilford) 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 steals
Desiree Drayton ( Dudley) 3 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assist, 1 steal
Brittany Drew ( Page) 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Khadejah Wilkerson (Allen Middle) 2 rebounds
Leandra Hicks ( Dudley) 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Brooklyn Davis ( Smith) 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Haley Newman ( Northwest) 1 point, 2 rebounds
Precious Tonkins ( Grimsley) 2 steals