High School Girls Basketball:
Friday, February 25, 2000
By Gregory "Graig" White
Back on February 10th, Woodrow Wilson and Camden High girl's basketball teams gave new meaning to "shooting the lights out". With 7:02 left in the game, Woodrow Wilson's gym went dark due to an area wide blackout with Wilson leading 53-41. Until that point the game was hard fought. The completion of the basketball game played today between the two teams was anti-climatic. Wilson won the game...
The first quarter saw Wilson's defense work to create all types of problems. To their credit, the Lady Panthers hung in. Ebony Allen pretty much carried her squad by accounting for 9 of her team's 11 first quarter points. Tanesha Barge for The High did her part in stoking Camden to a 15-11 lead.
The third quarter started, and the nervousness that was evident in the first quarter disappeared. It started raining threes from both ends of the court. Miss Barge was eager to show she had made range. She finished that half with 16 of Camden's 32 points.
At the start of the third quarter Camden High looked totally out of synch. They got away from the things that got them the lead. The adjustments the Lady Tigers made were inspired. Wilson put Camden on their heels and that's where they stayed for the rest of the quarter. Asha Olgesby went "Rodman" on everyone by snatching practically every rebound available at the 2:27 mark and Wilson leading 40-34. The Lady Tigers went on a 10-2 run lead by Olgesby's 8 points. Tanesha Barge was held scoreless. Fifty-eight seconds into the fourth quarter with out warning the lights went.
Camden, missing more than a few players, did everything they could but it wasn't enough to overcome a Lady Tiger team that was determined to finish strong. Wilson picked up right where they left off, dictating the tempo of the game, Asha Olgesby dominating the boards, Lindsey Boardly working the ball to everyone, and Ebony Allen finishing like a division one prospect left Camden with little room for error. The final tally, Woodrow Wilson 75 - Camden 57. Taneesha Barge led the lady Panthers with 21 points and Ebony Allen led Wilson with 26.
Photos by Forrest Robleto
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