Saturday, January 22, 2022
Girls Basketball: Eastern Wayne Wins Conference Opener Against Princeton (PHOTO GALLERY)

Girls Basketball: Eastern Wayne Wins Conference Opener Against Princeton (PHOTO GALLERY)

Jada Hamilton scored a game-high 27 points during Eastern Wayne’s 58-49 win over visiting Princeton.

The Warriors trailed 16-14 points at the end of the first quarter and pulled ahead 28-26 at halftime.

A 7-2 run at the start of the third quarter increased Eastern Wayne’s advantage to 36-28, but Anna Taylor responded with a three-pointer to make it 36-31.

However, the Warriors remained composed and led 42-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Despite Princeton’s best efforts, the Warriors were able to put the finishing touches on their victory in the fourth quarter.

Karena Harper added 10 points for Eastern Wayne.

Kaydon Roberson scored 13 points to lead Princeton. Taylor finished the game with 12 points, and Hailey Tart contributed eight points.

Eastern Wayne (6-5 overall) hosts Kinston (6-5) on Thursday, while Princeton (5-3) entertains Goldsboro (1-7) on Friday.

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