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Lady Bears play full game

AHOSKIE – A full game.

That’s what first-year Hertford County High School varsity girl’s basketball Coach Diego Hasty needed to see from his team. Saturday night, he got it.

“Tonight was the first time in a while that we played hard on defense and offense the whole game,” Hasty said after his team defeated Nash Central 39-37. “We rebounded well and made some clutch shots at the end of the game.”

In fact, Hertford County trailed 33-28 with just over two minutes to play and appeared headed for defeat.

That was before T’Kiyah Outlaw hit a hoop and Raqueta Moore buried back-to-back buckets to help the Lady Bears surge ahead 34-33 with 1:40 remaining.

The teams exchanged hoops n and the lead n until Nash Central clung to a 37-36 advantage following a Jasmine Williams field goal with 30 seconds left.

Briante Bond gave the Lady Bears a 38-37 lead with 10 seconds and then Amber Moore sealed the victory with her bucket just before time expired.

Raqueta Moore paced Hertford County’s offense with 12 points. She was followed by seven points from Bond and six each from Outlaw and Danielle Futrell.

Jessica Harrison led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points.

The Lady Bears raced to an early lead in the contest, scoring the first nine points en route to an 11-5 lead after one quarter.

Bond scored back-to-back field goals to get it started before a Futrell hoop and a pair of scores from Olivia Everette.

Nash Central’s Kim Robertson hit a triple just before the quarter ended to get her team within six (11-5).

The Lady Bulldogs dominated the second quarter, scoring the first six points to even the score at 17-all by the intermission.

The third quarter was a low-scoring affair with Nash getting a hoop from Erica Taylor to take a two-point lead. Neither team scored again until Raqueta Moore buried a hoop for the Lady Bears with four minutes to play in the quarter.

Harrison added a hoop and a free throw to give her team back the lead, but Moore scored again to get the Bears within 22-21 after three quarters.

The teams exchanged short runs during the first four minutes of the quarter, the last of which established the Lady Bulldogs’ five-point lead.

Hertford County is 4-9 overall for the season.

Lady Bears (39): Raqueta Moore n 12, Briante Bond n 7, Danielle Futrell n 6, T’Kiyah Outlaw n 6, Amber Moore n 3, Olivia Everette n 3, Antoinette Lyles n 2

Lady Bulldogs (37): Jessica Harrison n 17, Jasmine Williams n 9, Brittany Clarke n 4, Kim Robertson n 3, Xavieria Bass n 2, Erica Taylor – 2