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.
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