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ELIZABETHTOWN — Ellen Battle controlled the inside play and filled up the rims with 20 points Monday to lead Elizabethtown to a 41-12 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls’ basketball victory over West Columbus.

Battle worked the paint for 3 early baskets, and teammate Morgan Hammon tossed in a basket as the Lady Cougars raced to an 8-0 lead. Teammate Sana’a Singletary banged in a pair of baskets then buried a 3-point shot in the 2nd quarter. Battle, Hammon and Racquel Whittington threw in a basket each as the Elizabethtown lead grew to 21-7 at halftime.

Battle took charge in the 3rd period pouring in 4 baskets. Singletary dropped in 2 more baskets as the lead grew to 33-12. Battle popped in 2 more baskets in the final quarter, and teammates Zariyahh Riddy and Shamairrha McCechen flipped in a basket each.

Singletary finished with 11 points for the winners, and Hammon added 4. Alaina Spencer drilled in a 3-point shot and led the Lady Warrior scoring with 3 points.

Coach Cedric Owens’ Lady Cougars, now 5-1, will visit Tar Heel Thursday. West Columbus will host East Columbus Thursday.

West Columbus  0    7   5  0 — 12
Elizabethtown    8  13  12  8 — 41

West Columbus (12) — Kayleigh Maens, Alaina Spencer 3, Madison Bullard 1, Brissa Matheson 2, Torri Miller 2, India Baxley 2, Nievee Graham, Emma Berry, Demya Powell 2, Xaviana Turner, Harmony Devane, Emma Williamson, Gracie Newberry.

Elizabethtown (41) – Sana’a Singletary 11, Ellen Battle 20, Morgan Hammon 4, Zariyahh Riddy 2, Racquel Whittington 2, Ny’Asia Lyles, Kaitlyn Chambers, Alexandra Riveria, Gabbi West, Shamairrha McCechen 2.

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