ELIZABETHTOWN – Alexus Mitchell pumped in 13 points Thursday to lead Elizabethtown to a 25-4 Bladen Five Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Tar Heel.
Baskets by Fabiola Sandoval and Kiera Lewis kept the Lady Panthers close early. Mitchell dropped in 2 first-quarter baskets, Zoe Smith threw in a basket, and Ronkira Lennon sank a free throw as Elizabethtown took a 7-4 lead.
Mitchell tossed in 2 more baskets and a free throw in the second period, Brianna Phillips hit a free throw as the Lady Cougar lead grew to 13-4 at halftime.
Mitchell fired in 2 more baskets in the third quarter, and Smith and Lennon popped in a basket each to stretch the lead to 21-4. Calise Jackson and Lainey Hughes scored a basket each in the final period.
Smith finished with 4 points for Elizabethtown. The Lady Cougars moved atop the Bladen Five with a 2-0 record.
TAR HEEL (4) – Le’nya Harrell, Harmony Jacobs, Fabiola Sandoval 2, Kylie Duffel, Violet Allen, Kiera Lewis 2, Azillyah McDonald, Makayla Jones, Neveah Gaddy, Sarah Dillard.
ELIZABETHTOWN (25) – Zoe Smith 4, Lainey Hughes 2, Alexus Mitchell 13, Ronkira Lennon 3, Azariah Rhodie, Brianna Phillips 1, Calise Jackson 2, Amaya Jackson, Stephanie Murillo, Tyneque Murchison.