The Palm Beach Daily News
November 2, 2016
When the refereeÕs whistle blew with a minute and 48 seconds remaining in the first half of Palm Beach Day AcademyÕs girlsÕ basketball game against Rosarian Academy at the Garvy Gym, the RaidersÕ Devyn Dyett shook her head. She knew what it meant: She had picked up her fourth foul.
When the Raiders play the Bulldogs in nearly any sport, the two rivals give their best. It was the first game of the regular season for both teams, the intensity of the Thursday contest was no exception. But Dyett, the RaidersÕ keystone player, was quickly in deep foul trouble.
Rosarian coach Jameson Olsen sent Dyett to the bench to get a breather and clear her head. She came back to play the entire second half without a foul, leading the shorter, outnumbered Raiders over the Bulldogs, 18-13.
ÒI went to the bench and I was frustrated,Ó Dyett said. ÒI didnÕt want to be there. But as I watched, I knew I had to stay focused on what I had to do for the team so we could win.Ó
Dyett ended the game as its leading scorer, with nine points. She also grabbed nine rebounds and had six steals.
Bella Vega-Dadurian stepped up to fill the void when Dyett was out, playing especially well in the paint. She ended up with seven points. Madison Fabbri also added a basket.
Olsen said she knew her teamÕs vulnerable spots well before the gameÕs opening tip-off.