Laney turned up the defensive pressure on Dawson County in Friday's sweet sixteen round matchup between teams with 24-4 records. The turnovers the Lady Wildcats caused put the ball in sophomore De'sha Benjamin's hands in the open floor, a recipe for disaster for Dawson County. Laney earned a 64-45 win and advanced to the state playoff quarterfinals at Augusta University after Benjamin finished with a staggering stat line: 28 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 10 steals, and 6 blocks.
Those numbers say plenty. So does the footage below. The Lady Wildcats are extremely skilled and unselfish. Their play during the post season has been remarkable.
Also remarkable Friday was the support the boys team gave the girls. The only other time I've seen the girls play on a day when the boys didn't was last season's state playoff game against the same Dawson County team Laney dismantled tonight. The boys formed a rowdy student section that night too.
Hopefully the video below shows the impressive teamwork and inspired play that I witnessed in person. Stay tuned for the special interview at the end.