Last season, the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils announced their arrival with a run to the GHSA state quarterfinals.
This year, junior forward Alisia Jenkins leads a returning group of Devils that are determined to keep up the success and then some.
“We’re a hungry team,” said Jenkins. “We’re focused on all of our games, but we all know that we want to go all the way through state and I think that we have a good enough team to do it.”
Jenkins is a big reason why SHS is indeed “good enough. She leads the 14-3 Devils in both scoring and rebounding and has recorded back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Effingham County and Greenbrier.
After a close call in last Friday’s game against Effingham, Jenkins made sure that another close game wouldn’t be in the cards.
She led all scorers with 16 points and keyed a 14-0 run to begin the game as the Devils rolled to a 59-17 win Tuesday.
Now, SHS focuses on the remainder of its region schedule. The Devils travel to Lakeside — which they beat in the first round of last year’s state playoffs — Saturday and can put more distance between themselves and the rest of their sub-region rivals.