Lady Bears stay unbeaten in league

Published 1:41 pm Monday, January 10, 2011

AHOSKIE – Brandi Burden and Briante Bond hit for 19 points each.

That was a good start for the Lady Bears, who also got six points each from Sherniece Futrell, Camaryn Jones and Takia Williams as they stayed unbeaten in the Northeastern Coastal Conference.

The Lady Bears knocked off Pasquotank County High School 61-44 in the league contest.

“The Lady Bears put forth a great effort tonight,” second-year HCHS basketball boss Justin Frederes said. “We were led by outstanding guard play from Briante and Brandi, but it was a total team effort.”

The win boosted the Lady Bears to a perfect 3-0 in the league while standing 8-4 overall.

It was Lerinda Fennell who got things started for HCHS with a free throw in the early going. She was followed by a three-pointer from Bond as the Lady Bears lead 4-0.

Pasquotank responded with a triple off the hands of Mihara Jordan, closing the gap to 4-3, but that was as close as the Lady Panthers would get the rest of the way.

Jones started a 7-0 HCHS run on the next offensive score. She was followed by four straight from Futrell and a free throw by Williams as Hertford County surged ahead 11-3.

Ashley Richie stopped the run with a hoop for the Panthers and then the two teams exchanged buckets as HCHS took a 13-7 lead into the second quarter.

Lindsay Jones added a hoop for the Panthers, but Bond and Burden had back-to-back buckets to push the Hertford County lead to 17-9.

The Panthers had a 3-0 run that closed the gap to 18-14 moments later, but HCHS pulled away again when Futrell hit a bucket, Williams added a triple and Bond scored twice from the charity stripe to give Hertford County a 25-14 lead.

The Lady Bears led by nine (30-21) at the intermission.

The third quarter saw HCHS begin to pull away, opening the period on a 5-2 spurt that was followed by a 9-1 run later that pushed the advantage to 44-26 when Burden completed a three-point play.

The Lady Bears led by 21 (51-30) after three quarters and then cruised to the victory.

The only time HCHS will be on the court this week is when they travel to Bertie on Friday night to meet the Lady Falcons, who are also undefeated in the conference.