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On a backdoor play, sophomore Cheyenne Gardner scored a last-second field goal on a layup to send the host Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team to a 25-24 victory against Ridgecoft of Ahoskie on Thursday evening in the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf gym.
In a half-court set, Gardner took a feed from senior Olivia Bullock and finished.
“It was beautiful,” exclaimed first-year CCS head coach Mark Kent. “It was there all night, and we finally ran it.”
The Lady Cyclones survived a 3-for-23 performance at the foul line in improving to 9-6.
Seniors Anna Jackson and Morgan Lane each netted seven points for CCS, while Gardner managed six.
Brooke Rose led Ridgecroft with eight points.
CCS is host to Kerr-Vance Academy on Friday night.
King 6, S. Lane 4, Brown, Rose 8, E. Lane 4, Boone 2.
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Jackson 7, Bissette 2, Bullock 1, Garner, Lne 7, Pate, Winstead, gardner 6, Langley 2.
Score by quarters:
Ridgecroft 5 9 5 5 — 24
CCS 4 6 7 8 — 25