Lady Falcons stop Aces

Published 12:40 pm Friday, February 11, 2011

WINDSOR – Bertie High School did its part to claim a share of the Northeastern Coastal Conference title.

The Lady Falcons dismissed Edenton 66-34 Tuesday ensuring them of at least a tie for the league crown. BHS stood one game ahead of rival Hertford County heading into last night’s (Friday) rematch. Northeastern High School also has two league losses.

Montressia Perry led the Lady Falcons with 20 points while Zahkeya Morris chipped in 13 and Ayanna Wilson added 12. Seven other Bertie players also scored during the contest.

Tamara Leary led Edenton with 18 points.

Bertie got out of the gate quickly with Perry and Wilson hitting back-to-back triples. Leary responded with two buckets in a row, but the Lady Falcons came right back.

Morris and Perry sandwiched buckets around a Wilson free throw as Bertie pulled ahead 11-4 in the opening minutes of the contest.

There was little let up from there as Wilson added a triple before Leary’s three-point play closed the gap to 14-8.

Dyleezia Warren scored for the Falcons and was followed by a triple from Leary as Bertie surged ahead 19-8.

Two straight hoops by the Aces – one each from Shakia Beasley and Leary – and a free throw from Leary closed the gap to six, but Morris buried a three before the quarter ended to make it 22-13 in favor of the home team.

The second quarter was a low-scoring affair with Bertie scoring nine points compared to just eight for the Lady Aces as the home team led 31-21 at the intermission.

Bertie came out of the gates firing on all cylinders as the third quarter started. Perry had consecutive hoops followed by back-to-back buckets from Wilson. The two then exchanged scores before Wilson hit another field goal to make it 45-21 in favor of the Falcons.

Takia Hines finally stopped the spurt with a score for the Aces and then Denisha Leary added a bucket, but Tenethia Cherry and Ebonie Perry had consecutive scores for the Falcons.

Leslee Peeler had the final score of the quarter for the Aces as she helped her team close to within 49-27.

The fourth quarter began with more domination from the Falcons as M. Perry hit two straight hoops followed by an E. Perry hoop to give Bertie a 55-27 edge.

From there, the Falcons cruised to their tenth league victory and their 17th overall.

In addition to those in double figures, Bertie got four each from Cherry and Shaquonda Leary, three from Justine Fells and two points each from Warren, Tatayanna Holley and TyEssance Martin.