Wilson paces Bertie rout

Published 5:37 pm Friday, February 18, 2011

ELIZABETH CITY – A 20-point performance from Ayanna Wilson helped Bertie High School punch a ticket to the Northeastern Coastal Conference championship game.

In addition to Wilson’s 20 points, Montreshia Perry chipped in an even dozen as the two led 10 players who scored for the Falcons in a 66-43 romp over Pasquotank County High School.

The Lady Falcons started the game on a 13-0 run and never looked back, leading 16-2 by the end of the quarter.

Perry got the first hoop for the Falcons followed by a free throw and then back-to-back scores from Wilson. Perry then added two free throws and Wilson one before Zahkeya Morris scored to make it 13-0.

Mihera Jordan finally scored for Pasquotank with less than three minutes to play in the first quarter. It was the final tally for the Panthers in the quarter, however.

Perry added a bucket and Dyleezia Warren had a free throw to provide Bertie a 16-2 cushion at the end of the first quarter.

Chelsey Elliott scored first bucket of the second period for Pasquotank, but was answered by free throws from Ebonie Perry and Warren.

Pasquotank closed the gap to 22-8 by midway through the quarter, but Bertie rolled off six straight points – four from Wilson and two from M. Perry – as they took a 28-8 lead.

The Lady Panthers then got two free throws from Lindsey Jones to stop the spurt, but Bertie scored the final eight points of the second quarter to lead 36-10 heading into the locker room at halftime.

Bertie again dominated the third quarter, outscoring Pasquotank 21-13 to lead 57-23 by the end of the quarter.

In the final period, the Falcons scored six of the first eight points to lead 63-25 and then put it on cruise control for the rest of the contest.

In addition to the two in double digits, the Falcons got nine from Shadequa Battle, eight from E. Perry and five from Morris. Warren added four points while Tatayanna Holley, Shaquanda Leary, Justine Fells and Tenethia Cherry had two each.

Elliott led the Lady Panthers with 17 points.

Bertie’s victory pushed their overall record to 19-3 heading into the league’s tournament championship game last night (Friday). That contest finished after press time.