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Middle School Girls Basketball: Elizabethtown 45, Tar Heel 21

TAR HEEL – Iveonna Ward poured in 24 points to lead Elizabethtown to a 45-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Tar Heel Tuesday.

Ward threw in 2 baskets and a free throw to lead the Lady Cougars to an early 11-2 lead. Laila Smith, Ariel Cromartie and Shabrea Geathers popped in a basket each for Elizabethtown. Kiera Lewis scored the first Tar Heel basket.

Ward blistered the nets with 3 baskets and a free throw in the second quarter. Laila Smith and Arelia Lewis pumped in a basket each as the Lady Cougar lead grew to 22-6. Alina Chavez and Sherlyn Martinez delivered a basket each for Tar Heel.

Laila Smith dropped in 2 baskets for Elizabethtown in the third period, but Ward netted 3 more baskets and a free throw as the lead grew to 34-14. Kiera Lewis and Violet Allen nailed 3-point shots for Tar Heel in the period, and Jahyrah Priest flipped in a basket.

Ward capped her performance with 2 field goals in the final quarter. Zoe Smith sank 2 free throws and a basket, and Laila Smith added a basket and a free throw. Kiera Lewis bombed in another 3-ball for Tar Heel. Chavez canned 2 free throws, and Tah’Leyeh Singletary drilled in a basket.

Laila Smith followed Ward on the Elizabethtown scoring list with 11 points, and Zoe Smith added 4 points. Kiera Lewis led Tar Heel with 8 points, and Chavez totaled 4 points.

Coach Cedric Owens’ Lady Cougars improved to 6-1in Waccamaw AA Division play and 8-1 overall.

Tar Heel             2    4    8    7 – 21
Elizabethtown  11  11  12  11 – 45

TAR HEEL (21) – Kiera Lewis 8, Violet Allen 3, Tah’Leyeh Singletary 2, Sherlyn Martinez 2, Tianrah Willis, Alina Chavez 4, Karla Rodriguez, Jahyrah Priest 2, Leidi Zuniga, Jamiaya Ballard.

ELIZABETHTOWN (45) – Laila Smith 11, Iveonna Ward 24, Zoe Smith 4, Ariel Cromartie 2, Shabrea Geathers 2, Nia McKoy, Aniyah Thompson, Arelia Lewis 2, Hailey Bennett, Takyla Cowan, Emma Washington, Niyah Wooten, Mary Sutton.

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