North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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February 2, 2013

Girls basketball: Mortimer Jordan 56, Corner 21

KIMBERLY — With the massacre over and the clock at zero, Mortimer Jordan center Megan Snow found herself celebrating the Blue Devils senior class, as they stood smiling on the blue-and-white painted hardwood Friday night.

“This win was very special for the seniors,” said Jordan coach Kelsey Treadaway. “We’ve been on a [losing] streak, so these last two nights getting wins at home is very special.”

Snow’s near triple-double helped the host Devils vanquish Corner 56-21. She owned the paint all night both offensively and defensively, on her way to a 14-point performance with eight blocked shots. She also served as a rebound hound, sniffing out 17 boards.

Jordan claimed victory early in this one, as they beat the Jackets off the starting line with a 33-10 halftime lead.

“I told the girls that it’s not even about this game. We’re trying to prepare for area tournament and they want to win the area tournament, so we have to remain focused the whole time,” said Treadaway.  

The Devils refused to cool in the closing 16 minutes of play. They powered forward to stretch a 13-point halftime lead into a final margin of 35, invoking the hot-clock rule.

Jordan sophomore guard Sarah Rickles provided Snow with some outside support by nailing two of her three triples in the second half. Rickles cashed in 10 points. 

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