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Lady Trojans split two in holiday tourney

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The West Brunswick girls basketball team finished second in the two-day Tri-County Holiday Tournament, played Dec. 29-30 at East Duplin High School.

The Lady Trojans opened the tourney by routing South Lenoir 63-45. West led 15-11 after the first quarter and 28-24 at halftime. West then held South Lenoir to three points in taking a 41-27 through three quarters.

Breana Gause scored 15 points, hitting nine of 10 free throws, and Sheena Suttlemyre scored 14. Suttlemyre also had eight steals and five assists.

Kayla Padgett scored nine points and had 10 rebounds. Rebecca Sidelinger scored eight points and had seven rebounds. Jasmine Daniels scored eight points and had five assists and four rebounds. Jordan Shaw scored five points and Kristen White four.

In the title game, West was outscored 18-2 in the second quarter and lost 56-45 to North Lenoir.

Gause led West in scoring (14 points), steals (seven) and rebounds (six). Suttlemyre scored eight points. Mariah Evans had five rebounds, four steals and two points. Sidelinger scored five points, Padgett four and White two.

“The difference in the championship game,” West coach James Walker said, “was our inability to score in the second quarter. We had only one basket.

“The officials called very few fouls, and the other team was more aggressive. I think the lack of fouls called hurt our team.

“There was a total of four fouls called against both teams in the first half. That was unbelievable, since both teams were playing full-court pressure.”

West (7-5) does not have a home game until Jan. 13, when it plays Jacksonville.

WEST’S BOYS

LOSE TWO

The Trojans lost both of their games in the Tri-County Holiday Tournament.

On Dec. 29, South Lenoir beat West 45-29. West scored seven points in the first half and for the game made 26 percent of its field-goal attempts. West made two-of-19 3-pointers and five-of-19 free throws.

West’s top scorer was Ryan Hill (eight points). Thomas Reaves scored seven points, Alfy Hill four (with six rebounds), Pat Kamfolt and Brian Gore three each and Chaz Earp and Eric Hewett two each. Earp had seven rebounds.

On Dec. 30, the Trojans lost 66-64 to host East Duplin. West led 24-8 after the first quarter and 37-33 at the half. East Duplin led 50-49 entering the final quarter.

West made 39 percent of its field-goal attempts and four-of-13 3-pointers. West finished 20 of 30 in free throws.

Alfy Hill led the Trojans in scoring (19 points) and rebounds (13) and blocked shots (five). Randy Daniels had nine rebounds and three points. Pat Kamfolt scored 16 points, hitting four-of-seven 3-pointers.

Ryan Hill scored nine points, Eric Hewett eight, Brian Gore seven and Wally Kamfolt two.

West is 2-10 and does not have a home game until Jan. 13, when it plays Jacksonville.