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AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Chargers race past Bethel Christian for 2nd region win

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A quick start for the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team in Tuesday’s game against visiting Bethel Christian of Kinston mushroomed into a runaway 44-13 victory for the Lady Chargers.

Wilson Christian built a 16-2 lead after one quarter and owned a 34-6 advantage heading into halftime as it pushed its overall record to 10-8 with its second win without a loss in North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region play.

Junior McKenna Griffin scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Lady Chargers while sophomore Olivia Vick scored nine points. Jenna Hunter added four points, four rebounds and six assists for Wilson Christian, which will observe homecoming Friday, weather permitting, against Faith Christian of Goldsboro.

BETHEL CHRISTIAN (13)

Radford 2, Rhem 4, Crain 5, Rouse 2.

WILSON CHRISTIAN (44)

Barnes 4, Carnes 7, Harris 2, Hunter 4, Vick 9, Reece 2, Jones 4, Griffin 12.

Score by quarters:

Bethel Christian2443— 13

Wilson Christian161864— 44


Lady Knights rout Christ Covenant

WINTERVILLE — The Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team continued its solid defensive play of late, getting double-doubles from Kaelyn Wall and Sumer Hassan en route to a 57-21 victory over 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference opponent Winterville Christ Covenant.

Greenfield, now 6-7 overall and 2-3 within CPIC play, picked up 18 points and 11 rebounds from Wall. Hassan battled for 11 points and 12 boards down low.

“We dominated the defensive end of the court,” Greenfield head coach Bruce Wall said. “I would have loved to have had the (defensive) stats, but we moved the ball left and right.

The Lady Knights were indeed unselfish with the ball, as Claire Brittle led the team with eight assists despite having the flu. Caroline Stone had six assists. Jeallen Holland netted 14 points, a varsity career high.

Greenfield’s lead was 24-12 at the half, and the Lady Knights, who didn’t allow double digits in any quarter, pulled away with a dominant 18-2 showing in the third.

The Lady Knights visit Greenville Pope John Paul II on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

GREENFIELD (57)

Howard 7, Stone 7, Wall 18, Hassan 11, Holland 14, Brittle,

CHRIST COVENANT (21)

Bacon 3, Carell 6, Kirk 3, Hollen 2, Faulk 4, Barnhill 3.

Score by quarters:

Greenfield 10141815— 57

Christ Covenant4827— 21


BOYS BASKETBALL

Chargers fade late versus Trojans

After a serious injury to a Kinston Bethel Christian player created a lengthy delay in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s varsity boys basketball game at Wilson Christian, the Trojans held the Chargers scoreless the rest of the way in a 54-40 win.

Wilson Christian, which trailed by just two points at the end of the third quarter, was down four with about 3 1/2 minutes left. The Trojans scored the game’s final 10 points, including six after one of their teammates had to leave with leg and shoulder injuries after a fall.

The Chargers dipped to 9-10 overall and saw their North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region mark evened at 2-2.

Zach Hunter led Wilson Christian with 14 points while Jimmy Forte had nine points and nine rebounds. Michael Fulcher and Josh Sutton each scored 13 points for the Trojans.

Wilson Christian will host Faith Christian of Goldsboro on Friday as the Chargers observe homecoming, weather permitting.

BETHEL CHRISTIAN (54)

Fulcher 13, Jones 2, Hamilton 12, Dunk 8, Sutton 13, Sanderson 3, Eubanks 3.

WILSON CHRISTIAN (40)

Parker 4, Hunter 14, Peele 4, Grissom 6, Forte 9, McFarland 3.

Score by quarters:

Bethel Christian1220616— 54

Wilson Christian914134— 40

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