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By Mount Vernon News
February 20, 2013 10:30 am EST

 

DANVILLE — The Danville Blue Devils are playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.

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The girls basketball team figured to get a much better seed in the Central District than ninth, despite its near-.500 record. So the players decided to take it out on their first opponent in the Division IV sectional tournament.

Hello, Village Academy.

The Blue Devils went on a 33-0 run that spanned nearly 14 minutes to cruise to a 60-18 victory at home in Tuesday’s sectional semifinal.

“We’re better than our (11-12) record suggests,” said Henry. “We played our schedule to get ready for Thursday. That’s why we play that schedule. Sometimes we get thrown in with schools with the same records, and it’s not even comparable. It’s not fair for us and for our kids.”

During the run, Danville shot 13-for-24 from the field and forced 14 turnovers. Defensively, the Blue Devils completely shut down the Griffins in all facets, collecting six steals which were converted to 12 points.

The shut down throughout the game was so complete that Village Academy didn’t attempt a single free throw in the game.

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