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Middle School Girls Basketball: Hallsboro 18, Elizabethtown 16

HALLSBORO – Hallsboro rode a 7-2 third-quarter spurt to an 18-16 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Elizabethtown.

Zoe Smith tossed in a pair of first period baskets as the Lady Cougars grabbed an early 4-2 lead. Iveonna Ward dropped in a second-quarter basket to keep Elizabethtown on top 6-5 at halftime.

Center Harmony Sumerville threw in a trio of third-quarter baskets to spark the Lady Tigers to a 12-8 lead. Laila Smith pumped in the only Elizabethtown basket in the quarter.

A pair of Sumerville free throws and baskets by Karli Godwin and Chay Patrick kept Hallsboro on top. Lainey Hughes, Ward, Zoe Smith and Laila Smith rallied the Lady Cougars with a basket each.

Zoe Smith led the Lady Cougars with 6 points, and Ward and Laila Smith added 4 points each. Sumerville topped all scorers with 8 points for Hallsboro, and Godwin totaled 5 points.

The Lady Cougars, now 5-3, will host Tar Heel Tuesday.

Elizabethtown  4  2  2  8 – 16
Hallsboro           2  3  7  6 – 18

ELIZABETHTOWN (16) – Lainey Hughes 2, Iveonna Ward 4, Zoe Smith 6, Calise Jackson, La’Toshia Melvin, Laila Smith 4, Amari Richardson.

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