The Ravenswood High School Devilettes (1-4) fell to the Lady Knights of Tyler Consolidated last Thursday at home.
In the second half, the Lady Knights (5-1) doubled a 10-point lead on their way to a 77-57 win on Mick Price Court at The Pit.
Tyler’s Jolee Walton scored a game-high 22 points and was 9-13 at the line, with six total field goals on the evening.
For Ravenswood, Freshman Lydia Alfred led in points with 16, shooting 6-9 from the foul line and landing 5 shots.
It was a contentious matchup, with the game’s officials receiving loud criticism from the Ravenswood side of the auditorium, where fans were alleging one-sided foul calls all evening.
Devilette head coach Cara Williams also disagreed with many of the calls, leading to her ejection from the game.
Williams could be seen talking to an officials about his calls at one point, but it should be noted she did not appear to raise her voice.
She received a standing ovation from the crowd.
“You never blame a loss on the officiating and I’m not. Tyler has some great athletes and they’re well-coached,” Williams said. “I just wasn’t happy that they (the officials) were calling things on one side of the court and not the other.”
Alfred said she believes the Devilettes played well, but need to work on utilizing ball-fakes to cut down on turnovers.
“We played better than what we have in the past. I think we worked together and played as a team,” she said.
T: 11 18 27 21 – 77
R: 6 12 17 22 – 57
Devilette Team: 1-4 3-point goals (Libby Hall 1); 30 rebounds (15 defense, 15 offense); 15 assists; 16-55 shooting (29 percent); 11 team steals.
Devilette Individual: Alfred 5 FG, 6-9 FT, 16 P; Nicole Hurst 1 FG, 1-2 FT, 3P; Hannah Smith 1/2 FT, 1 P, 7A; Libby Hall 2 FG, 6-8 FT, 11 P, 5 RB; Skyler Varney 2 FG, 3-4 FT, 7 P, 3 S; Lindsey Carroll 4 FG, 8 P, 7 RB, 4 S; Shelby Howard 3 FG, 5-6 FT, 11 P, 8 RB.