By John Goolsby, For The Tribune
IRONDALE – The Shades Valley girls’ basketball team defeated the visiting Leeds Greenwave girls 68-15 Thursday night.
The Mounties raced to an 18-5 lead at the end of the first period and extended their lead to 41-10 at the half.
The Valley girls came out with an aggressive defense and held Leeds to five point in the second half.
Shades Valley continued their offensive momentum and put 17 points on the board in the third period, and headed to the fourth quarter with a 58-13 lead.
The Lady Mounties closed out the fourth quarter with hard play and ended the night with a convincing non-region victory.
Kyliah Ravizee led Shades Valley with 16 points, Rhaegan Evans scored 15 points, and Kiya Crayton chipped in 13 points.
“We were trying to work on the small stuff tonight and just execute,” said Shades Valley head coach Gary Ferguson. “We tried to push the ball and be aggressive on defense.”
Shades Valley improved to 7-2 on the year, while Leeds dropped to 0-6.