Lady Bears defeat Edenton

Published 12:03 pm Monday, January 24, 2011

AHOSKIE – Hertford County’s varsity girls have won 15 of their last 17 Northeastern Coastal Conference games.

That excellent record continued here Friday night when the Lady Bears knocked off Edenton 46-22 in another league contest.

Brandi Burden led the way for Hertford County with 13 points while senior Briante Bond added 10 in the contest. Takia Williams checked in with seven points while Sherniece Futrell and Camaryn Jones had six each. Casey Grant rounded out the offensive attack with four points.

Denisha Leary led the Lady Aces with seven points.

Edenton let twice early (2-0 and 4-2), but Hertford County made short work of their visitors from there, scoring the final nine points of the first quarter to lead 11-4.

Burden got the first hoop of the run and was followed by successive Futrell buckets. Burden then added a hoop and a free throw to establish the seven-point edge.

The two teams exchanged hoops to start the second quarter and then Bond buried a shot that made it 15-6 in favor of HCHS.

A Tikia Hines free throw closed the gap by one, but Williams had a hoop and a free throw for the Lady Bears as they pulled ahead 18-7.

Leary’s hoop to close the first half got Edenton within 18-9 at the intermission.

Williams started the third quarter with a triple and, after a Hines free throw, Bond and Jones had consecutive hoops to push the HCHS lead to 25-10.

The Aces got as close as 25-12, but the Lady Bears then rolled off 10 unanswered points to put the game out of reach.

Williams and Bond started the run. They were joined by buckets from Jones, Grant and Burden as the Lady Bears pulled ahead 35-12. They led 39-16 at the end of the third quarter.

Edenton had the first three points of the fourth quarter, but the Bears responded with seven unanswered as they rolled to the easy league win.

The win boosted HCHS to 9-5 overall and 4-1 in the Northeastern Coastal Conference. They will be back on the hardwood tonight (Tuesday) when they host First Flight.