Lady Warriors defeat Wildcats

Kaitlyn Mullins

Friday night the Wheatmore Lady Warriors hosted the Eastern Randolph Lady Wildcats for a matchup in basketball.

Opening the game for the Wildcats was Aniyah King as she went for the layup. Drawing a foul for the Warriors was Kennedy Powell as she made one free throw. Taking the ball down the court swishing a three-pointer was Lilly Whittaker. Wheatmore answered with a 6-0 run as Sabrina Tucker and Taylor Comer both nailed three-pointers. Eastern Randolph came back as Courtnee Carter and Tehya Jordan pushed the Wildcats ahead 11-9. Taylor Comer was passed the ball as she popped up for a three giving the Warriors a one-point lead. Powell stood under the basket as she put the rebound back up for Wheatmore. Ending the first quarter was Kirsten Faulkner as she made it a 13-14 game. Wheatmore lead by one point at the end of the first quarter.

Beginning the second quarter on the foul line was  T. Comer as she made both free throws with ease. Scoring three points the old fashion way for the Wildcats was King as she tied the game at 16 all. King and Jordan extended the Wildcats lead to a 21-16. Powell leaped up for the rebound and scored off the putback to add two points to the Warriors total. Powell and Comer brought the game within one point. Carter took a trip to the line and made one out two free throws. Ending the second quarter on the line was Tucker as she tied the game at 24 all.

Coming back from the half, T. Comer and Powell made back to back buckets for the Warriors. Drawing a foul for the Wildcats was King. Dribbling the ball straight to the net was Kara Comer as she gave Wheatmore a 5 point lead. King knocked down another buckets for the Wildcats before Skyler Swaney and Ashlyn Linville pushed the Warriors ahead by 8 points. Finishing out the third quarter for the Wildcats was Carter as she was sent to the line. Wheatmore went on to finish the third quarter ahead 44-29.

K. Comer swished a three to start the fourth quarter. Jordan added two points for the Wildcats as she scored on a layup. The Warriors led the way as they went on a 4-0 run with help from Powell and Linville. The run gave Wheatmore a 20 point lead. King took an open shot as she nailed a three-pointer for Eastern Randolph. Powell scored the last bucket of the quarter for the Warriors on a putback. King, Faulkner, and Eva Trivette all scored for the Wildcats but came up short as they finished with 42 points. Wheatmore defeated the Wildcats at court 56-42.

Top scorers for the Warriors were Kennedy Powell with 17 points, Taylor Comer chipped in 12 points, and Sabrina Tucker had 12 points. For the Wildcats Aniyah King led the way with 16 points and Tehya Jordan finished with 11 points.

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