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Bladen Five Middle School Tournament, Elizabethtown Girls 27, Tar Heel 16

BasketballJatyra Moore-Peterson lit up the scoreboard with 18 points Monday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 27-16 victory over Tar Heel in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel.

Coach Eric Hines’ Lady Cougars improved to 6-1 with the victory and advanced to Monday’s 4 p.m. Girls Championship Game against Clarkton School of Discovery.

Moore –Peterson fired in 6 points in the opening quarter as the Lady Cougars held the Lady Panthers scoreless and grabbed an 8-0 lead. Natalie Gainey scored the other basket for Elizabethtown in the period.

Moore-Peterson sank 2 free throws in the second quarter and dropped in another basket to keep Elizabethtown on top 12-5 at halftime.

Conner Brisson who poured in 14 points to lead the Tar Heel scoring bombed in a 3-point shot in the quarter, and teammate Claudia Reyes added a basket.

Moore-Peterson rang up 6 more points in the third period as the Lady Cougars stretched their lead to 22-12 at the third quarter break. Teammates Mya Williams and Patience Ward tossed in baskets in the period for Elizabethtown.

Brisson nailed a 3-point shot and threw in two more baskets to score all 7 of Tar Heel’s points in the quarter.

Zy’Asia Monroe and Moore-Peterson scored the final Elizabethtown baskets, and Ward added a free throw. Brisson connected for two more baskets in the final quarter for Tar Heel.

TH (16) – Indra Rodriguez, Conner Brisson 14, Mireya Sandova, Tyneshia David, Cheyenne Lewis, Richalle Maldonado, Itzel Zuniga, Claudia Reyes 2, Jasmine Munoz, Arely Alanzo, Jessica Labra, Selena Osonia, Victory Crawford, Brigit Zuniga.

E’twn (27)- Jatyra Moore-Peterson 18, Natalie Gainey 2, Denisha Owens, Jana Wright, Cemizha Stephens, Leedemsa Cotton, Mya Williams 2, Victoria Pridgen, Zy’Asia Monroe 2, Kierra Willis, Shenell McMillina, Shykira Rhodes, Patience Ward 3.

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