March 12, 2014 —
“When you do it in 18 years, it means you’ve been God-blessed in that you’ve coached a lot of good players,” Easterling said. “But the number that means the most to me right now is six. That’s how far these kids are from away from a state championship. Obviously, they’re focused on winning the region. But they want a state title. They won’t be satisfied by winning the region.”
Rowan’s Faith Conn had 11 points in her last game for the Lady Vikings. Sophomore Sarah Purdy had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
After the Lady Vikings scored the first two points of the game, East reeled off the next 11. Rowan did get back in the game at 15-11 on a basket by Conn in the second quarter, but a 10-0 run capped by a triple by Greenhill, one of seven the Lady Raiders had in the first half to put the game away.
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