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Wheatmore beats ER

Kaitlyn Mullins

Taking on the second game of the afternoon were the Eastern Randolph Wildcats and the Wheatmore Warriors.

Making a statement to open the first quarter was Courtnee Carter as she drained a three right off the bat. The Warriors quickly picked things up as Neva Hippert scored three straight buckets. Pushing the Warriors lead to six points was Taylor Comer as she made it a 9-3 game. Stepping to the foul line was T. Comer as she made both of her foul shots. The Warriors continued to press hard as they took an 11-4 lead. The Wildcats cut the lead to six on a free throw by Brooklyn Rush. Snotherly ended the first quarter for the Wildcats as she drove the ball in and scored. T. Comer ended the first quarter on the line as she made one basket. At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors led 17-8.

Rush took the first shot of the quarter adding two points to the Wildcats total. Kylie Biggs grabbed the rebound and put it back up to score for the Warriors. Scoring three points the old-fashion way was Amya Brooks for the Wildcats. Hitting three-pointer was Brecken Snotherly as she cut the lead to four for the Wildcats. Hippert and T. Comer scored back to back baskets for the Warriors. Fallon Cain drew a foul and added one point for the Wildcats. The Comer sisters took the ball to the hoop as they extended the Warriors’ lead by 11. Snotherly swished a three to give the Wildcats 23 points. At the half, the Warriors led 33-25.

Coming back from the half was Rush as she made it a six-point game. Wheatmore went on a 6-0 run behind buckets from T. Comer, Ashlyn Linville, and Hippert. Snotherly dribbled the ball inside as she cut the lead to ten for the Wildcats. Finding an open shot was Linville as she made it a 43-31 game for Wheatmore. Rush and Snotherly kept shooting as they gave Eastern Randolph 33 points at the end of the third. Wheatmore led 48-34 after three quarters.

Wheatmore opened the fourth with a bucket from Hippert to extend their lead. Kara Comer knocked down a three to put Wheatmore ahead by 19 points. Snotherly drove the ball in as she added another two points for the Wildcats. The Warriors didn’t back down as they made shot after shot. Snotherly drained a three to cut the lead to nineteen for the Wildcats. Ending the fourth quarter with a three was Danae Henderson as she helped the Warriors secure their 63-41 win.

Top shooters for the Warriors were Neva Hippert with 18 points, Taylor Comer had 15 points, and Ashlyn Linville chipped in 11 points. For the Wildcats, Brecken Snotherly finished with 24 points and Amya Brooks helped out with eight points.

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