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A night after badly spraining her ankle in a varsity girls basketball victory at Cape Fear Christian, Greenfield School senior Kaelyn Wall was back in action to lead the Lady Knights to their sixth straight win, defeating Kerr-Vance 47-34 at home Wednesday night.
Wall dropped in a game-high 16 points to go with eight rebounds and three steals while playing 22 minutes on a heavily wrapped ankle.
Wall’s father, Greenfield head coach Bruce Wall, said the decision to play was entirely hers.
“I did leave it up to her. I was good either way,” he said.
It was the last scheduled game of the calendar year for the Lady Knights (8-3), who are hoping to find a holiday tournament to join, Bruce Wall said.
“We’ve got to find a way over the holidays to keep that momentum,” he said.
Kaelyn Wall was complemented by eighth grader Serenity McNair, who totaled 13 points, three points and three assists.
Bruce Wall praised the play of Franzi Stroh, who had a season-best eight points and seven rebounds, and seventh grader Darcy Dean with six rebounds.
“Darcy played well defensively but Franzi really had an outstanding night tonight and you couldn’t say enough about her defense,” he said.
The Lady Spartans (5-4) were led by Bailee Branch’s 10 points.
J. Negron 6, L. Negron 3, K. Jones 9, B. Branch 10, C. Tucker 6.
Parker 1, McNair 13, Stroh 8, Holland 7, Wall 16, Dean 2, Suggs, Williams, Worrell, Godwin.
Score by quarters:
Kerr-Vance 5 12 10 7 — 34
Greenfield 13 11 12 11 — 47