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
NCPreps.

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