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Turner eclipses 1,000 rebound milestone

 

Last Wednesday at the Drifterdome in Colonial Beach, history was made. Senior center Melissa Turned joined the prestigious 1,000-rebound club. With 3:56 remaining in the first quarter, Turner pulled down her 1,000th rebound, and then proceeded to pass it to Danielle Galloway who scored with a jumper to give the Drifters a 15-5 lead.
For the past four seasons Turner has been the cornerstone of the girls’ basketball program.
Turner, along with Danielle Galloway and Destiny Smith were honored during Drifter Senior Night activities.
“As a player, she has grown a total of 180 degrees from day she started in the program,” Colonial Beach High School girls’ head coach

Keith Dickerson said. “Her contributions to our team cannot be measured; not only does she rebound and score but she does things that are not recorded on a stat sheet. She is the total player when it comes to intangibles — she goes after loose balls and plays solid defense. In short, the team goes the way she goes.”
Prior to the rebound and Galloway score, Turner scored four points from the foul line and a lay-up to give the Drifters a sizeable lead. Moments later, the Drifters continued to capitalize on a non-existent Trojan offense as Karley Graves extended the Drifter lead with a jumper and two back-to-back 3-pointers. At the end of the quarter, the Drifters led 25-6.
In the second quarter, the Drifters instituted a slow-down offense. Combined with the Trojans inability to produce anything remotely resembling a rally, the Drifters offense also produced a lull period with virtually limited scoring. However, the Trojans were productive with a 3-pointer by Vicky Boone and short-range jumper by Raven Brooks.
During the third quarter, the atmosphere became a little livelier, as back-up center Shavonte McDowny scored 6 points while leading her team on two scoring runs (4-0, 6-0). Turner and Galloway also produced jumpers. Essex managed to produce a jumper from Ernasia Martin for their only score of the third quarter.
The Drifters began the fourth quarter with a lay-up by Inesha Thompson. The Trojans quickly responded with jumpers from Boone and Swadedra Booker, but the game, for all intents and purposes, had already been determined earlier in the third quarter. The Drifters finished the game with jumpers from Jasmine Harris, Turner and Caniesha Fulcher.
The seven-girl Trojan roster proved to be too slow to be competitive with the Drifters.
The Drifters defeated Essex 46-21. On the following day, the Drifters toppled W&L 37-25.
The Drifters enter the district tournament as a second seed and will also compete in the upcoming Regional Championships as a fourth seed. Provided the Drifters are triumphant in the district tournament, they will host the first game of the Regional Championship.
The Drifters are currently on a five-game winning streak.
Results from the first round of the Northern Neck District playoffs at Lancaster High School were not available due to press deadlines.





 




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