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GRAHAM — A potential preview of a state-playoff matchup did not go well for the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team in a 55-30 loss at Alamance Christian to end the regular season Tuesday night.
The Lady Chargers, seeded No. 1 in the East Region for the upcoming North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A playoffs, dropped to 16-12 while the Lady Warriors, No. 1 from the West, improved to 21-3.
WCA head coach Brian Trull said the nonconference finale was meant to give both teams a look at the other with the chance they would meet again in the state tournament.
“I hope so. That’s why we play this game,” Trull said. “They took it to us tonight. They were better than us.”
Having already lost sophomore guard Ashley Hartsfield for the season, the Lady Chargers were with sophomore point guard Olivia Vick at less than 100 percent after coming off an illness. Wilson Christian, which trailed just 11-10 after one quarter, was outscored 38-15 in the second and third quarters. Trull cited 19 turnovers as a factor in the loss as well as his team taking just nine free throws to 25 attempts by Alamance Christian.
“That was not the officiating, that was just them being more aggressive,” he said.
Sophomore Madison Carnes led WCA with 10 points while junior McKenna Griffin had nine points. Savannah Congdon’s 20 point paced the Lady Warriors.
Wilson Christian will host Greenville Christian in the first round of the NCCSA 2-A playoffs Friday evening.
WILSON CHRISTIAN (30)
Carnes 10, Griffin 9, Hunter 6, Barnes 2, Tant 2, Vick 1, Jones, Harris, Reams, Reece.
alamance christian (55)
Savannah Congdon 20, Edwards 16, Hal. Ingle 6, Han. Ingle 10, Fincannon 3.
Score by quarters:
Wilson Christian 10 8 7 5 — 30
Alamance Christian 11 18 20 6 — 55