Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Lady Devils continue to roll, knocking off Fayetteville 57-30

The beat goes on for Coach Rob Davis and the North Adams Lady Devils as they picked up their fourth win in a row on Jan. 7, knocking off the Fayetteville Lady Rockets 57-30 in Southern Hills Athletic Conference action on the home court at NAHS. The Lady Devils jumped out to a big first quarter lead and got a big game from senior Staci Dinsmore, who came very close to a rare quadruple double as she scored 18 points, had 11 steals, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.

“We really got after it right from the start,” said Coach Davis. “We knocked down some shots early which always helps build confidence on both ends of the floor.”

North Adams took control of this SHAC title right from the opening tip, getting a basket from Madison Jenkins on their first possession, and then using their intense defensive pressure to get a steal and easy score from Dinsmore. A basket by Grace McDowell and a three-pointer by Dinsmore pushed the lead to 12-5 as the Lady Devils were in the midst of a 12-2 run to end the first quarter. A stick back by Avery Harper, a three by Taylor Wylie, and another McDowell bucket left North Adams with a big 21-7 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.

The lead continued to grow early in the second period as another Wylie trey made it 26-11. Two baskets by Harper stretched the lead to 34-15 and after the Lady Rockets got scores from Kate Boler and Samantha Murphy, a steal and layup by Lakyn Hupp and another basket on the inside from Harper sent the two teams to the halftime break with North Adams on top 38-21.

The story of the third quarter was again the North Adams defense as they did not allow a single field goal, the only Fayetteville points coming on three free throws by Samantha Murphy. In the meantime, the Lady Devils got a pair of Dinsmore baskets, another basket in the paint from Harper, and closed the period with a Caitlin Young jumper for a commanding 50-24 lead.

As he has had the luxury to do in some lopsided recent wins, Coach Davis used all of his bench in the final eight minutes and the offense came from Harper, who stayed in the contest long enough to get three fourth quarter baskets. When the final horn sounded, the Lady Devils had their tenth win of the 2015-16 campaign, downing the Lady Rockets 57-30.

The aforementioned 18 points by Dinsmore led the Lady Devils (10-2, 8-1 SHAC), but Harper was close behind with 17.

“Avery had a really nice game inside, making some nice moves and finishing at the rim,” said Coach Davis.

“This was a great league win for us. We need to keep coming out every night giving our best and good things will happen.”

The Lady Rockets were paced by 14 points from senior guard Samantha Murphy.

FHS 7 14 3 6 —30

NAHS 21 17 12 7 —57

FHS (30): Boler 1 0-0 2, Cornett 2 3-4 7, C. Murphy 0 3-5 3, Moore 1 0-0 2, S. Murphy 4 6-10 14, Koch 1 0-0 2, Team 9 12-19 30.

NAHS (57): Dinsmore 7 2-5 18, Hesler 1 0-0 2, Wylie 1 0-0 3, Toole 0 0-2 0, Hupp 3 0-0 6, Young 1 0-0 2, McDowell 2 1-2 5, Jenkins 2 0-0 4, Harper 8 1-2 17, Team 25 4-11 57.

Three-Point Goals:

NAHS- Dinsmore 2, Wylie 1

(UPDATE: The Lady Devils improved their record to 11-2 on the year on Saturday, Jan. 9, with a 71-24 road victory over Portsmouth West, outscoring the Lady Senators 36-5 in the second half.)

North Adams’ Staci Dinsmore goes up over a pair of Fayetteville defenders for this shot attempt in last week’s SHAC battle at NAHS. Dinsmore had a monster game, with a stat line of 18 points, 11 steals, 8 rebounds, and 8 asssits in the 57-30 North Adams win.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Dinsmore.jpgNorth Adams’ Staci Dinsmore goes up over a pair of Fayetteville defenders for this shot attempt in last week’s SHAC battle at NAHS. Dinsmore had a monster game, with a stat line of 18 points, 11 steals, 8 rebounds, and 8 asssits in the 57-30 North Adams win. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

With Fayetteville’s Kate Boler, foreground, looking in the rear view mirror, North Adams’ Taylor Wylie brings the ball into the front court during action from last week’s varsity girls game, won by the Lady Devils 57-30.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Wylie1.jpgWith Fayetteville’s Kate Boler, foreground, looking in the rear view mirror, North Adams’ Taylor Wylie brings the ball into the front court during action from last week’s varsity girls game, won by the Lady Devils 57-30. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
North Adams improves to 10-2

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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