Lady Bears even league mark

Published 3:16 pm Friday, January 23, 2009

AHOSKIE – Hertford County used a host of players and a scrappy defense to even their Northeastern Coastal Conference record Thursday night.

The Lady Bears got 23 points from Briante Bond as they defeated Currituck County High School 50-36 in a makeup game that was originally scheduled for Tuesday night.

Things didn’t start well for Hertford County as the visiting Knights held a 10-7 lead after one quarter. Hertford County scored first thanks to Bond and eventually led 7-6 thanks to another hoop by Bond, a score by T’Kiyah Williams and a Camryn Jones free throw.

Emily Adams – who led Currituck with 17 points – then hit back-to-back buckets for the Lady Knights to give them a 10-7 lead.

Currituck extended the advantage to four (13-9) when Adams hit from behind the three-point line, but the Bears began to take over.

Bond hit three consecutive hoops to push the Bears ahead 15-13. Currituck tied the game twice, but two Raqueta Moore hoops and a Bond free throw gave HCHS a 22-16 halftime edge.

Jones hit from the floor to start the second half only to be answered by Chalssie Robinson, but Jones hit a free throw and Bond scored from the floor to push the Hertford County lead to 27-18.

Adams tried to rally her team with a three-pointer, but Bond scored twice from the charity stripe and added another bucket to give HCHS a 31-21 lead with 2:20 to play in the third quarter.

Jessica Meidinger and Adams sandwiched hoops around a Jaleesa Chinn bucket for the Bears to trim Currituck’s deficit to 33-25 by the end of the third quarter.

Amber Moore and Bond scored back-to-back hoops to open the fourth quarter for the Lady Bears as they pushed their lead to 12 points (37-25) with 7:01 remaining in the contest.

Currituck got as close as seven (41-35) when Adams and Meidinger had two hoops and Ashley Basnight added a free throw, but Hertford County resumed control of the game moments later.

Bond and Chinn had back-to-back hoops and then Chinn and Amber Moore sealed the win from the charity stripe.

In addition to Bond’s 23 points, the Lady Bears got 10 from Raqueta Moore and seven from Chinn. Jones and Amber Moore added four each while Williams had two.

Adams’ 17 points led the Lady Knights while Meidinger added seven and Basnight had six. Robinson, Victoria Culberson and Jordan Ferrell had two each.

The Lady Bears (6-9, 3-3) were back at home last night (Friday) when they host Edenton in another Northeastern Coastal matchup. They will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to First Flight High School.