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Eastern Randolph Takes Down Randleman

Kaitlyn Mullins

The Randleman Lady Tigers got back in action on Tuesday evening as they took on PAC-7 Conference foe Eastern Randolph.

Aniyah King started the game with a jumper as she put the Wildcats in front early. Getting a pass from down under was Kayla Long as she scored another bucket for the Wildcats. Kristin Suphin scored Randleman’s first basket of the night as she made it a 2-4 game. Drawing a foul on the Tigers was Marion Goins and she made one out of two shots at the line. The Tigers closed the gap to one after a bucket from Taylor Gantt. Emma Marlow gave the Tigers their first lead of the night from the line where she went 2-for-2. Eastern Randolph retook the lead on back to back buckets from Savannah Beaver for a 9-6 lead. Chloe Hicks scored to give the Tigers an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Eastern Randolph dominated the second quarter as they left the Tigers scoreless in the second quarter. The Wildcats found a rhythm offensively and pushed their way to a 13 point lead at the half. King and Long each scored 4 points in the quarter. At the half, Eastern Randolph led 24-11.

Coming back from the half was Long as she took the ball all the way to the hoop for Eastern Randolph. Kaylee Sexton cut into the lead for the Tigers as she knocked down a shot. Randleman could get by the Wildcats’ defense to score and it allowed the Wildcats to push their lead out further. The Wildcats finished out the third quarter as King and Long made it a 30-13 game.

Sexton began the fourth quarter with a drive and score for the Tigers to close the gap to fifteen. Eastern Randolph pushed the lead back to 17 after a bucket from Long. Randleman would cut into the lead once more, but the Wildcats were right there to push it back out. Long extended the Wildcats lead after scoring on a drive and picking up a foul. She knocked down the free throw to complete the three-point play. Eastern Randolph went on a 9-0 run as they made it a 53-17 game. Sutphin pulled up for a jumper and knocked it down for the Tigers. L. Nenne drew a foul on the Wildcats and made both shots with ease. Eastern Randolph finished out the fourth quarter with 46 points. Ending the game on a buzzer beater was Taylor Deaton as she knocked down a three for Randleman. The Wildcats pulled out a win over Randleman 46-24.

Top scorers for the Wildcats were Aniyah King with 14 points, Kayla Long with 13 points, and Savannah Beaver with 8 points. For the Tigers, Kaylee Sexton finished the night with 8 points, Alecia Johnson had 5 points, and Taylor Deaton helped out with 3 points.

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