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GREENVILLE — The Hunt High varsity girls basketball team, in the second season of head coach Tiffany Parks, tipped off its schedule with a 58-38 triumph against Greenville Rose on Tuesday evening.
Trailing 11-8 after one quarter, the Lady Warriors of the 3-A Big East Conference took command by outscoring Rose 23-13 in the second quarter. Hunt owned a 27-14 scoring margin in the second half.
Parks commended her team’s play the final three quarters and was especially pleased with the statistic of 20 assists.
Hunt’s head coach noted assists were not as prevalent last season and commented: “We were very unselfish.”
Senior Kayla Kent paced the Lady Warriors with 18 points and five assists. Sophomore Imani Sutton contributed 13 points and four assists.
Eight Lady Warriors scored and, of their 37 rebounds, eight were claimed by MarKayla Jones and seven by Sheniah Spells. Tatiana Smith handed out four assists.
Spearheading Rose was Amira Brown with 17 points.
Hunt continues nonconference play at home next Tuesday against Charles B. Aycock, another 3-A foe from the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.
Grissich 6, Jones 8, Rushing 2, Kent 18, Smith 8, Sutton 13, Lucas 1, Ferrell 2, Spells.
GREENVILLE ROSE (38)
Stockwell 4, Sands 5, Kisler 2, Cotascasio 5, Daniels 2, Brown 17, Peele 3.
Score by quarters:
Hunt 8 23 19 8 — 58
Greenville Rose 11 13 3 11 — 38