Monday, January 24, 2022
Girls Basketball: WCDS Grabs Early Lead, Holds Off Wayne Christian (PHOTO GALLERY)

Girls Basketball: WCDS Grabs Early Lead, Holds Off Wayne Christian (PHOTO GALLERY)

Playing in her third game since returning from a torn achilles, Wayne Country Day’s Ja’Kea Brunson knocked down six three-pointers and led the Chargers to a 62-49 win against Wayne Christian on Thursday night.

Wayne Country Day opened the game with a scoring flurry that led to a 15-4 lead late in the first quarter, but Wayne Christian used a 5-2 run to trim Wayne Country Day’s lead down to 17-9 at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles continued to chip away at the Chargers’ lead in the second quarter, and a free throw from Ella Fox made it 17-14.

The Chargers responded with an 8-0 run, which included a three-pointer from Brunson to push the Chargers ahead 24-14, and by the time the intermission came, the Chargers’ lead was 28-21.

However, the Eagles would not go away and cut the Chargers’ lead down to three points multiple times in the third quarter.

Trailing 40-37 early in the fourth quarter, the Eagles could never get over the hump, and Wayne Country closed out the game on a 22-9 run to seal the win.

Brunson led the Chargers with 23 points. Jordin Whitney 14 points in the win. Ella Fox paced the Eagles with 16 points, while Caroline Fox finished with 15 points.

Wayne Country Day hosts Cape Fear Academy on Tuesday. Wayne Christian entertains Wayne Prep.

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