Eastern Guilford quietly wins over Southeast 50-48

EASTERN GUILFORD girls get going in win over SOUTHEAST last night at SEG:

Eastern Guilford quietly went on the road to play a 4A opponent Southeast Guilford (6-2) in a playoff-type atmosphere to walk away with a 50-48 win.

It was a game that was represented by two excellent coaches in Eastern’s Tina Gunn and Southeast Shawn Newton with well disciplined type teams. The game was a series of runs with Southeast getting off to a fast start 10-5 before Eastern crept back in to lead 15-14 at the end of the first quarter behind the hot hand off senior guard-Capricia Smalls who scored Eastern’s first five points. Southeast was headed by Brittany Price with 6 points.

Eastern lead at the half 29-24 as junior guard Miranda Jenkins caught fire and hit on six of her next seven shots including a three pointer as time expired at the half, to finish the half with 16 points.

In the second half Southeast was trailing 41-30 and then Senior Julissa Anderson (Division Two signee) caught fire and scored 10 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter to help Southeast to a slim 46-45 lead. Capricia Smalls decided to take matters into her on hands and nailed a three pointer with less that two minutes in the game to give Eastern a 48-46 lead that they would never relinquish.

Junior Courtney Torraine came off the bench to provide stellar defense and hit four crucial freethrows. Constant pressure from Sophomore Karimma Jackson help to hold Southeast leading scorer Ayshia Mcneil to 10 points on 3-14 shooting from the field whom came into the game averaging 16 ppg.

Box Score
Eastern Guilford (7-1)
Capricia Small: 21 pts, 5 assts, 7 rebs, 6 stls, 1 blk
Miranda Jenkins: 19 pts, 5 assts, 2 rebs, 3 stls, 3 blks
Kristin Crosby: 6 pts, 1 asst, 3 rebs, 1 stl
Courtney Torraine: 4 pts, 4 rebs, 1 stl
Amerijah Jamison: 13 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk
Karimma Jackson: 2 rebs, 1 asst, 1 stl
April Totten: 1 reb
Keyiarra Purcell: 2 rebs, 1 blk

Southeast Guilford (6-3)
Julissa Anderson 21 pts, 11 rebs,4 assts, 3 blks
Britany Price: 12 pts, 3 rebs, 1 assts, 1 stl
Ayshia Mcneil: 10 pts, 2 rebs, 4 asst, 4 stls
Destiny Locklear: 4 pts, 3 rebs, 5 stls
Kenya Hailey: 1 pt, 1 blk, 1 stl


  1. Why not . Eastern is a pretty decent team. They have many threats ; they have amazing guards, hardworking post, and also players that can play post or guard when ever nesscary!

  2. southeast coaching lost that game. they have not clue how to play mcneil and and the price kid. Those two dont even look like the same two girls from the last two aau seasons. The player checking the jenkins kid didnt come lost to stopping her. Then you got your big girl playing out on the wing that want attack the basket. Mcneil and price can get to the basket when they want to be there coach is holding them back. Dudley will have a field day

  3. I noticed McNeil getting “held back by the coach” at one of their summer scrimmages. She has speed to burn and I think she’s one of the fastest basketball players in this area, if not the State. He should cut her loose, but I believe he makes her wait for the rest of the team. She finishes well and shoots free throws well, why not let her do her thing. I’m sure he has no problem letting her run down a player that’s ahead of her by four steps when the ball is going the other way and she’s on defense. In addition, she probably should be the one checking the other teams best player, maybe even in the post.

  4. I have said it since oct, it’s going to be very hard to beat eastern girls..yeah, i know they lost to ne, but since then they are 8-0…capricia and miranda are good for 30-40 points in most games, and that alone will keep them in most games….as for blaming coach newton, thats a tough one…first time seeing se, 2nd time seeing eastern this year, but saw them a few times last year…it’s hard to play eastern man to man with caprisha and miranda alternating at both the point and the wings…just waiting for eastern to get their just due…

  5. Where in the world did Eastern come from? They were not even ranked in the Top Ten at the beginning of the season. I didn’t know that they had those type of players when I was watching the game last night. We have some super players in Mcneil, Price and Anderson who can light it up from any where. But I must admit after watching this Eastern team that they are a dangerous team. They were on the verge of blowing us away at one point, but I am glad that our girls hung tough. This team may be new to 3A this year, but they have some pretty darn good skilled players whom carry themselves really well from what I observe. I looked on their roster and they have 10 players returning next year. Very Dangerous team!

  6. People must have forgotten that Eastern lost to Graham in the Sectional Final by 2 or 3 points last year and returned 9 players from that team. Graham was the two time 2-A Finals runner up. If you return that many weapons, that are healthy, unlike last year, when Smalls was out with the knee injury, you should have a great run this season.

  7. What are you talking about NG Fan?????? when you guys played eastern the game was over by half time….the thing that helps eastern the most is yes they do have a buttload of talent but there well well coached and they dont panic when times get tough watch out for them

  8. Fan,

    You are mistaken. NG was up on EG 28-8 in the 2nd qtr. EG was down by 9 at the half. The late 3rd and 4th qtr hurt NG. They faltered down the stretch. I give credit to EG for capitalizing on NG turnovers but dont expect the same game next time they meet. NG’s leading scorer was in foul trouble and sat most of the 2nd half and unfortunately shots just werent going in for NG.

  9. Basketball Fan

    Yeah, we were leading by 20. Eastern forced those tunrovers. Samantha did get in foul trouble and Eastern team is not some Chop Liver squad. Heck they have beaten us three straight times even when their players were sophomores and freshmen as well.

  10. Why not just give the Eastern squad the pat on the back they deserve? They are playing some really good ball this season. Not only have they moved up to 3A but they are also playing 4A teams and winning. They play team ball and everyone contributes, whether it’s scoring, rebounding, assists or defense. For the last couple of years Eastern has been a very young team with barely enough players to have a bench, now they’re finally coming into their own. Let’s congratulate them and wish them a great season!


  11. NG Fan,

    Are you sure you’re an NG Fan? Anyway EG forced some turnovers but mostly NG turned the ball over themselves. Either way it was a good game. When EG/NG played 2yrs ago, both teams were fresh/soph. In any case, the games played are in the past. One, possibly 2 more games are in the future. We will see then if its the same outcome.

  12. Basketball Fan

    Yes, I am. I have kids go to NG. I just believe in telling the truth as it is. We have a great squad. I just think that this Eastern squad is very underrated after watching them play and have read how they have done against other top teams as well. Rockingham also have a great team. This is a pretty good conference with some very talented basketball players.

  13. by the way EG beat RC by 30 at RC so i would have to say EG is forsure the team to beat in that conference if not the county right now minus maybe dudley……they really have 2 stars in jenkins and smalls then they have about 8 players that play a role and do it well…a real good team at the moment

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