Bertie handles HCHS
WINDSOR – Bertie rolled.
The Lady Falcons had six players outscore Hertford County’s top scorer and that helped them roll to a 66-16 Northeastern Coastal Conference girls’ basketball victory over their rivals.
Devona Bond scored 22 points for Bertie to help the Lady Falcons improve to 4-2 in the league while HCHS was led by Raqueta Moore with four points. The Lady Bears dropped to 0-5 in the league.
Hertford County got the first hoop of the game when Moore scored to make it 2-0.
From there, however, Bertie scored 11 unanswered points. Bond started the spurt and had four of the points on the run while Yashanti Bridgers, Latoya Jordan and Mia Harrell also scored for the Falcons.
After the Lady Bears got a hoop from Jalisa Chinn to stop the spurt, the Lady Falcons went on a 7-0 spurt with scores from Bond and Tierra Brown to take a 23-6 lead.
Joya Hardy scored to give the Lady Bears eight in the first half, but Bridgers and Montressa Perry had free throws to help the Lady Falcons lead 25-8 at the half.
The third quarter started with Bertie going on a 12-0 run to push their lead all the way to 37-8.
Danielle Futrell stopped the Bertie spurt with her field goal that put the Lady Bears into double figures.
Bond hit a triple and Satora Swain scored to give Bertie a 42-10 lead, but Larinda Fennell found the bottom of the net to end the third quarter with HCHS trailing 42-12.
The Lady Falcons started the fourth quarter by scoring the first nine points to take a 51-12 lead before an Amber Moore free throw. Bertie then had another run, this time11-0 to give them a 62-13 lead late in the game.
Danielle Downing and Tekia Williams scored for HCHS before the game ended.
In addition to Bond’s 22, Bertie got nine from Bridgers, eight points from Swain and Perry had seven. Brown and Harrell had five points each.
The Bears played without leading scorer Briante Bond, who was sidelined due to a knee injury.
Bertie will be off Tuesday before hosting Northeastern on Friday evening. HCHS will be at home for Currituck’s visit Tuesday and will host First Flight Friday.
Lady Falcons (66): Devona Bond n 22, Yashanti Bridgers n 9, Satora Swain n 8, Montressa Perry n 7, Tierra Brown n 5, Mia Harrell n 5, Ayanna Wilson n 3, Latoya Gilliam n 2, Tiffany Chamblee n 2, Kramysha Raynor n 2, Latoya Jordan n 1
Lady Bears (16): Raqueta Moore n 4, Larinda Fennell n 2, Danielle Downing n 2, Joya Hardy n 2, Jalisa Chinn n 2, Danielle Futrell n 2, Amber Moore n 1, Tekia Williams – 1