Dec. 18, 2013 —
“She had some big offensive rebounds and some put backs and she’s capable of doing that,” Easterling said.
East would take a 32-21 lead in to the half and never looked back. In the second half, junior Kelsey Stumbo would make a great defensive play, followed by a basket by senior Bryana Greenhill to help win the tournament crown for the undefeated Lady Raiders.
“Each year we know we need to leave a legacy we hope this is just the start of it,” Greenhill said. “We want to keep going and make this a special year.”
Megan Stickler led the Lady Raiders with 15 points and nine rebounds. Greenhill chipped in with with 12 points, Haley Hall had 11. Kristen Mayo had seven of East’s 15 assists.
“We changed presses and we got them tired a little bit,” Stickler said. “We were able to knock down some open shots and attack the glass. It was an overall team effort to win.”
Fleming County had cut the lead to 14 in the second half but East weathered the storm as Alexis Pennington’s three-point basket in the fourth squashed any comeback the Lady Panthers had in mind.
East Carter would earn a 79-59 win over Scott County in the Capitol City Rumble on Saturday and a 62-30 home victory over Morgan County. The Lady Raiders will hit the road for the Republic Bank Classic in Lexington this weekend.
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