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Lady Barons ground Prince Edward Eagles, 48-11

SoVaNow.com / December 18, 2013
The Bluestone Lady Barons traveled to Farmville last Tuesday and made quick work of the host Prince Edward Lady Eagles.

Prince Edward scored one point in the first quarter, six in the second and two points in both the third and fourth quarters.

B. Brooks, I. Scott, D. Edmonds, T. Brooks, J. Hurt and J. Smith were the only Prince Edward players to score. B. Brooks led her team with four points.

Bluestone clearly was in control of this match up. The Lady Barons scored 13 points in each of the first two quarters for a 26-7 halftime advantage.

The Lady Barons had a slow third quarter, scoring four points. But in the final quarter Bluestone poured on the offense, collecting 18 points in the final period.

Bluestone’s Alexis Walton scored 20 points to lead all players. Essence Pulliam followed with eight points, Laurine Jordan contributed seven points and Jade Banks knocked down six points.

The Baron girls had a total of 10 team fouls the entire game.

Team Scores:

Bluestone: Harris-2, Watson-2, Thompson-1, Jordan-7, Banks-6, Green-2, Walton-20 and Pulliam-8.

Prince-Edward: Scott-4, T. Brooks-1, Smith-1, Edmonds-2, B. Brooks-4 and Hurt-1.



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