Feb. 6, 2013 —
But Rowan County lost their composure after a foul was called on Rowan’s Candace Justice. Justice smacked the ball back toward an official, forcing a technical foul with the game tied at 32. Junior Megan Stickler made the free throws to make it 36-32 late in the ball game.
But Easterling said this game could have gone either way.
“They started making shots in the second half,” Easterling said. “They were either getting to the rim and scoring or kicking it out and making threes.”
Kristen Mayo led East Carter with 11 points while Bryana Greenhill contributed with 10. Stickler had seven points, all from the free-throw line. Haley Hall had five points, Kelsey Stumbo scored four points and Steele had two points.
After the game, the three seniors reflected on their time playing for the Lady Raiders.
“We have played for a long time,” Steele said. “It's going to be weird not playing anymore after the season ends.”
“It was amazing,” Thornbury said. “There are so many great memories here and I’m going to miss it.”
“It means a lot, you’re representing a program here,” Gee said. “We want to set a good example for future players in this program.”
“We’ve become such a fast food society,” Easterling said. “We want everything to come quick and when we don’t, we get frustrated. These seniors haven’t done that. They’ve persevered and they’ve stuck it out and made themselves better players. Their contributions this year are like that commercial, they’re priceless.”
East (19-5) has now won 14 of their last 15. The Lady Raiders hit the road Thursday to take on Raceland.
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