09/29/2022
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CHADBOURN – Valashia Murchison poured in 13 points to lead West Columbus to a 24-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory Monday in a make-up game.

Murchison scored 6 points in the opening quarter as the Lady Warriors grabbed a 9-4 lead. Abigail Dew nailed a 3-point shot, and Jahyrah Priest popped in a free throw for Tar Heel.

Delijah Smith buried a 3-point shot and another basket for the Lady Panthers, and teammate Janavia Adams drained a 3-point shot to whittle the WC halftime lead to 15-12.

Priest and Tahlela Bethea threw in baskets in the 3rd quarter, and Bethea tacked on a free throw to keep Tar Heel within 21-17. Bethea fired in 2 more baskets in the final quarter, but Murchison tossed in a basket and a free throw to provide the winning margin for the Lady Warriors.

Bethea led the Tar Heel scoring with 7 points, and Smith followed with 5 points. Skylah Collins tallied 7 points for West Columbus.

Tar Heel                  4     8     5     4 – 21
West Columbus     9     6     6     3 –  24

Tar Heel (21) – Jahyrah Priest 3, Serenity Council, Janavia Adams 3, Zionasti Robinson, Abigail Dew 3, Jamaiya  Ballard, Delijah Smith 5, Jasmine Robeson, Amiracle Robinson, Tahlela Bethea 7, Za’Asia Lewis, Adreanna Toney.

West Columbus (24) – Skylah Collins 7, Iyanna Lowery, Kaleigh Blackwell 4, Dennya Powell, Valashia Murchison 13, Aniya Davis, Shanija Graham, Summer Griffith, Gersha Hemmingway, Abby Clemmons, Z. Ward.