Lady Warriors keep rolling, top Rector and Maynard
The Lady Warriors of East Poinsett County had little trouble in their Monday night meeting with the hosting Maynard Lady Tigers, cruising to a 62-27 win.
Whitney Ball recorded a game-high 17 points for the Lady Warriors in the one-sided contest. Keyerah Young came up with a big effort, posting 15 and 10 rebounds. Teria Young added 10 points in the win. Also scoring for EPC were Brittany Ball 9, Alicia Ross 6, Terrika Madden 3 and Jaye Young 2.
Micaela West and Kaitlyn Rowe scored 10 points each for Maynard.
The win improved the Lady Warriors to 21-4 overall and 14-1 in 2A-3 action. EPC is tied with Buffalo Island Central atop 2A-3, but the Lady Warriors have the advantage in terms of points, meaning they would earn the nod in a tiebreaker.
The Junior Lady Warriors also came away with a win Monday, topping Maynard, 31-28.
The Lady Warriors came away with a 56-37 win in Rector Jan. 27, topping the Lady Cougars in conference play.
Teria Young had the hot hand on the night, notching a game-high 19 points for EPC. Brittany Ball also found the rhythm on offense, scoring 10 in the win. Also scoring for the Lady Warriors were Keyerah Young 8, Terrika Madden 5, Whitney Ball 4, Alicia Ross 4 and Jaye Young 2.
Rector was led by Chelsea Drope's 15 and Heather Scott's 10.
The Lady Warriors were able to move ahead 16-8 in the first quarter thanks to a 12-3 run to close out the frame. Teria Young got things going with a 16-foot jumper at the 4:37 mark followed by a three on the very next possession. Brittany Ball scored seven straight points, drawing a free throw on a strong drive to the hoop and then sinking another four shots from the charity stripe.
On offense, the Lady Warriors were able to spread the floor well, creating numerous opportunities for their shooters in what was a balanced attack.
"That's really the strength of this team," EPC coach Bobby Lewallen said. "We've got a good balance and that creates opportunities for us on offense."
The Lady Warriors led 29-20 at intermission and 41-30 heading into the final stanza.
Junior Girls Fall
The Junior Lady Warriors were downed in their meeting with the 2A-3 leading Junior Lady Cougars, 58-30. Rector led throughout the matchup: 14-6; 32-12 and 47-23.
Synteria Ward notched 10 points to lead EPC. Also scoring for the Junior Lady Warriors were Stacey Mott 6, Alyson Phillips 5, Melissa Baldwin 3, Jacie Weaver 2, Amelia Worsham 2, Lexi Driver 1 and Christian Henson 1.
The Lady Warriors were scheduled to host Riverside Thursday night. The senior girls are slated to take part in Senior Night activities when Cross County visits Lepanto beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Junior Lady Warriors will be taking part in the district tournament at Cherry Valley, beginning Monday. Times have yet to be announced for the event.