Halifax rallies past NEA

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2008

LASKER – Northeast Academy held a one-point advantage over Halifax Academy at the half, but the Lady Vikings came roaring back in the second to claim a 68-40 victory.

The Lady Eagles took a 5-0 lead after a bucket by Callie Burgess and three-point play from Betty Edwards.

Halifax scored the next nine points to take a 9-5 advantage.

The teams traded baskets before Northeast scored the final eight points, including four from Molly Hargrave, to claim a 15-11 lead at the end of the first.

Halifax tied the score at 18 on a Brittany Traylor hoop.

Edwards connected with Burgess for two baskets to pull Northeast back out front.

Bowser scored her first of six three-pointers to cut the Lady Eagles lead to one.

Burgess then took Lori Coggins’ pass to the hoop for two and Edwards added a foul shot, extending Northeast’s lead to four.

Bowser hit from beyond the arc just before the buzzer to keep Halifax within one, 25-24, at the half.

Lacy Pfeiffer scored a bucket and Edwards dropped in two as Northeast stretched their lead to seven, 31-24.

Halifax outscored the Lady Eagles 23-3 over the final six minutes of the third quarter to take a 47-34 advantage.

The Lady Vikings continued to control the game in the fourth quarter, holding Northeast to just six points, as they took a 68-40 win.

Edwards led the Lady Eagles with 15 points while Burgess added 10.

Bowser led all scorers with 24.

Lady Vikings (68):

Brittney Bowser n 24, Jodi Williams n 17, Sarah Long n 14, Brittany Hamill n 5,k Brittany Traylor n 4, Erin Smith n 2, Terri Little n


Lady Eagles (40):

Betty Edwards n 15, Callie Burgess n 10, Lacy Pfieffer n 6, Molly Hargrave n 4, Leann Barnes n 3, Danielle Hallman – 2