Saturday, February 4, 2006
By Susan Hall
Both Willingboro and Woodrow Wilson were having success this season at winning games and both have their stories to tell. When these two teams met at Rancocas Valley participating in the Jeff Coney Memorial Tournament, it was a chance to see two girl's basketball programs from different conferences compete in a non-league game. Tiffany Crews would lead Willingboro this season in scoring average, but this day belonged to Woodrow Wilson's De'ree Fooks and Ashley Baker. Fooks needed six points to record her 1000th point and she would do that and then some. Baker would be named most valuable player during the tournament that the Lady Tigers defeat Willingboro by a 67-45 score.
The first quarter featured both teams able to find their way to the basket. The Chimeras would find themselves trailing 17-15 at the start of the second quarter. But that’s when Wilson would go on a 14-2 run and open up their lead to 31-17 with two and a half minutes remaining to the half. Willingboro would battle back to cut their deficit to nine, but during the second half Woodrow Wilson would continue to pull away especially in the fourth quarter. During the game, Fooks’ 19 points would give her 1,013 points scored during her high school career. Baker would score a game high 22 points for Woodrow Wilson. Shinaa Cross would add 13 points for the Lady Tigers. Bolaji Ajike would lead Willingboro in scoring with 12 points.