River Mill continues to be the team to beat in Girls 1-A Basketball

River Mill 71
Granville Central 55

River Mill defeated Granville Central by the score of 71-55, in Carolina 10 2-A/1-A
girls basketball action. The game was an eagerly anticipated contest between the #1
ranked Class 1-A team in the state by NCPreps, and the #7 ranked Class 2-A team by

The fast-paced 1st half was filled with impressive runs by each team. The hosts
sprinted out to an early 10-2 lead, but River Mill scored 18 unanswered points to
take a 20-10 advantage. Granville Central battled back impressively to go ahead
29-28 at the 3:00 mark of the 2nd quarter. River Mill closed the stanza however, on
a 12-0 run to take a 40-29 into intermission.

Granville Central could pull no closer than to within eight points in the second
half, and the Lady Jaguars earned the victory.

Lenaira Ruffin scored 26 points for River Mill, while Marla Crawford added nine
assists. Kelva Atkins led Granville Central with 24 points. With the victory,
River Mill Coach Hamilton Perkins garnered his 350th career win.

River Mill 21-1 (10-0) 23 17 16 15 = 71
Granville Central 17-2 (9-2) 18 11 17 9 = 55


  1. Why would someone make this post against River Mill ? Obviously, you are not a River Mill follower because if you were, you would have already have known that ORMA beat River Mill with easy in a scrimmage at the beginning of the season. While River Mill may be better now, I can assure you that ORMA is much better now.

    That being said – I do like the way the 2 main girls for River Mill play the game. They play with passion and heart. Against any other 2 girls, they can hold their own on the best girls but as a team they would have a hard time against teams such as Dudley, ORMA, Providence Day, or a Southeast Guilford.

  2. Like “what” said…It’s very obvious that whoever started this comment thread is not a real River Mill supporter and they definitely aren’t affiliated with the team.

    I know for a fact, that River Mill’s coach has respect for Coach Rudd, and I’m pretty sure that the feeling is mutual. Also several of the Oak Ridge players and the River Mill players are friends.

    The two teams scrimmaged each other to prepare for their upcoming seasons.
    The teams aren’t even in the same league.

    They aren’t talking about, or even thinking about each other right now.
    They’re concentrating on the remainder of their seasons, and the teams that they’ll face.

    Both teams will face stiff competition in post-season play.
    Good luck to both teams.

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