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GREENSBORO — Facing a man-to-man defense against a team that has given it trouble historically, the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team authored a 50% showing from the field Thursday afternoon in recording a 48-31 victory over Alamance Christian in the quarterfinals of the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A quarterfinals at Vandalia Christian.
Wilson Christian, the No. 1 seed from the East Region, improved to 22-9 and will face the West No. 2, Walkertown Gospel Light, on its home floor Friday at 5. Gospel Light reached the semis behind senior captain Faith Blalock in beating Fuquay-Varina Hilltop Christian 65-40.
Alamance Christian, the defending NCCSA 2-A champion, had its season ended at 12-12 after falling to the Lady Chargers for the second time in a span of nine days.
Senior wing Madison Carnes led three Lady Chargers in double figures with 13 points and six rebounds. Junior Lea Gossett added 11 points and six steals with senior Olivia Vick chipping in 12 points. Ashley Hartsfield, a senior, handed out five assists.
Committed to slowing the pace, Alamance Christian was held below 35% shooting as WCA took a 28-16 advantage into halftime.
Junior Kailyn Florence led the Lady Warriors with 15 points.
ALAMANCE CHR.. (31)
Florence 15, Lewis 5, Monk 4, Gainey 4, Fincannon 3.
WILSON CHR. (48)
Carnes 13, Vick 12, Gossett 11, Hoskins 5, Tant 3, Hartsfield 2, Barnes 2, Nesbit, Willard, Parker.
Score by quarters:
Alamance Chr. 7 9 4 11 — 31
Wilson Chr. 13 15 7 13 — 48