Lady Knights edge HCHS

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, December 20, 2016

AHOSKIE – In a low-scoring affair that featured four ties, Currituck County held on here Friday night and sent Hertford County’s girl’s basketball team to their fourth loss of the season, 31-30.

D.L. Watford was the only Lady Bears scorer to shoot in double-figures as she led everyone with a 13-point effort.  Lauren Gerni led the Lady Knights with 12 points.

Both teams started slowly with just nine points scored in the first quarter.  Jasmine Edwards got a put-back underneath for Hertford County’s only points, and the Lady Bears trailed 7-2 after the first.

Edwards kept up the pace for the home team, scoring six points in the second quarter as Hertford County exploded on a 9-0 run to climb within a point of the lead at 12-11.  After the Lady Knights’ Ally Sarnowski made a bucket to push the Currituck lead back to three at 14-11, Jessica Weaver was fouled on a lay-up and the succeeding free throw tied the game at 14-14.  Edwards got one more lay-up before the buzzer for a 16-14 Hertford County lead at halftime.

Watford bombed away with a three-pointer to open the second half and the Lady Bears’ lead grew to five at 19-14.  Gerni nailed a pair of jump shots for Currituck to pull them within a point, 19-18, before Watford got another triple that made it 22-18, Bears.  Watford scored again and Jessica Weaver’s short jump shot gave Hertford County its largest margin of the game, 27-21.   A Knight field goal just before the buzzer had the visitors trailing by four entering the final frame, 27-23.

Watford made one-of-two foul shots early in the fourth quarter for a four-point lead before Currituck came storming back. First they tied it at 28-all during a 6-0 run, and then re-took the lead on a Gerni free throw, 29-28.

The rest of the game was decided at the foul line.  Ty’trice Perry made one of two with under three-and-a-half to play that tied it at 29-29, but a Knights foul shot gave them back the lead.  Weaver missed the second end of a one-and-one with over two minutes left and it was knotted again at 30-30; but Trinity Evans was fouled with ten seconds left and made the free throw that sealed the Knights’ (6-2, 1-1, NCC) one-point conference win.

Hertford County (0-4, 0-1, NCC) will play at Norfolk Christian tonight (Tuesday) and at Northampton Wednesday before hosting the News-Herald Holiday Classic next week.


Lauren Gerni-12, Jessica Smith-6, Ally Sarnowski-6, Ayanna Walton-5, Trinity Evans-2.


D.L. Watford-13, Jasmine Edwards-8. Jessica Weaver-6, Ty’trice Perry-2, Keandria Valentine-1.