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The 11-0 start for the Hunt High varsity girls basketball team in its season-opening win at Bunn High last week paled as compared to its outset of a 71-27 rout in the rematch and the Lady Warriors’ home opener Thursday evening.
Head coach Tiffany Parks’ Lady Warriors blasted Bunn (0-3) of the 1-A/2-A Northern Carolina Conference 25-0 in the opening quarter and held Bunn scoreless the first 10 minutes.
With four scorers in double figures, Hunt, the defending 3-A Big East Conference regular-season champion, improved to 2-0.
Bria Griffith, a 5-foot-10 junior, triggered the Lady Warriors with 21 points and five steals. Seniors MarKayla Jones (6-0) and Tatiani Smith each tossed in 14 points, while 5-9 junior Imani Sutton canned 12. Smith recorded three steals and Jones a pair.
Parks commended the inside work of Jones and Sutton on set plays and welcomed the presence of senior Shaniah Thorpe, who provided additional back-court depth in deploying full-court pressure that wrecked the Lady Wildcats.
“Both the bigs and the guards had pretty good showings,” Parks declared.
Bunn was paced by Mallori Darnell with 11 points.
Mickens 6, Husinka 2, Williamson 3, Darnell 11, B. Crudup 2, Lynch 2, House 1, C. Crudup, Rogers, Brake.
Griffith 21, Jones 14, Thorpe 3,Rushing 2, Carlton 3, Norris, Spells, Smithl 14, Sutton 12, Lucas 2.
Score by quarters:
Bunn 0 16 9 2 —27
Hunt 25 14 22 10 —71