HCHS ladies avenge loss

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, January 5, 2011

AHOSKIE – Revenge is sweet – especially when served cold.

Hertford County exacted some revenge here Tuesday night when the Lady Bears avenged an early-season loss to Nash Central by blowing out the Bulldogs 67-47 on a cold winter night in January.

Camaryn Jones scored a career-high 30 points to pace the Lady Bears while Briante Bond had 17 and Brandi Burden chipped in 10 points. Niva Styles led the Lady Bulldogs with 23.

Hertford County wasted little time taking control of Tuesday’s outing, jumping out to a 6-2 lead and holding a 15-7 advantage after one quarter.

Jones started the game by sandwiching a pair of hoops around a Jasmine Williams bucket for Nash Central. Burden then added a bucket to make it 6-2.

After a Precious Griffin basket for Nash Central, HCHS rolled off six straight – all coming from Jones – as they pulled away to a 12-4 edge.

Styles had a free throw to stop the run which accounted for her first point of the game, but Bond had one free throw and Jones hit two from the charity stripe to help the Bears lead by eight (15-7) after one quarter.

Takia Williams started the second period with a three-pointer, but Styles hit a free throw and field goal to get the game back to an eight-point deficit.

After an exchange of hoops, Nash Central got back-to-back buckets from Lativa McQueen and Williams to cut the lead to 22-16. The Lady Bears, however, responded with a 6-0 run of their own to push the lead to a dozen (28-16). Bond led the way with five of the six points.

Styles hit a three to cut the lead to nine, but a Larinda Fennell hoop just before the intermission sent the Bears into the locker room with a 30-19 edge.

Burden started the third quarter with a hoop for HCHS, but Styles had a field goal and Williams added a hoop to get Nash Central within 32-22.

Jones, however, scored 11 of the next 14 points stopped only by a Styles three-pointer as she helped her Lady bears grab a 43-25 lead with just three minutes to play in the third quarter.

Griffin finally stopped Jones, spurt, but Bond responded with a field goal and three-pointer followed by a pair of Jones free throws. Bond then added another bucket and Takia Williams had a triple to make it 55-27 in favor of HCHS at the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Bears scored six of the first seven points of the fourth period – thanks to hoops by Bond, Jones and Burden – and led 61-28 before placing it on cruise control and securing the 20-point win.

In addition to those in double digits, the Lady Bears got eight from T. Williams and two from Fennell.

The win boosts HCHS to 6-3 overall heading into Friday’s home Northeastern Coastal Conference matchup with Pasquotank County High School.