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After a first quarter that saw both varsity girls basketball teams combine for just two points, Community Christian got in gear in the second quarter and rolled to a 37-7 win over host Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf on Tuesday.
The Cyclones (3-5) were up just 2-0 after the first quarter, but CCS head coach Mark Kent said once the girls got comfortable, they were able to take control of the game.
“The first quarter, they were ready to play, but they were so juiced up,” Kent said. “Once they broke a sweat, I think they settled in. And once they saw the ball go through the basket, I think it kind of opened up the door, and they went through.”
The Lady Cyclones, who usually play their home games at ENCSD’s Williamson Gym, scored 18 straight points and held the Lady Hornets (1-5). Kent said that games like these are important for a team that was going through a losing streak. Coming into Tuesday’s game, CCS had lost five straight games.
“Lots of times when you’re going though a slump, you need games like these to pick up momentum, and a little boost of confidence going forward,” Kent said.
The Lady Cyclones visit Ridgecroft in Ahoskie on Thursday.
Kaitlyn Manning and Olivia Walker each had eight points to lead CCS while Karla Infante’s four points paced ENCSD, which plays at Cornerstone Christian in Fayetteville on Thursday.
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Walker 8, Langley 2, Manning 8, Lee 2, Strange 5, Webb 2, Lenhart 6, Gardner 4
Infante 4, Hinton 3
Score by quarters:
CCS 2 18 9 8 — 37
ENCSD 0 0 4 3 — 07