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Balanced attack powers Viqueen win

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Karla Pena finishes off a bucket following a steal from teammate Sydney Segroves.
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UNIONVILLE -- The Community Middle Viqueens' balanced attack was just too much for visiting Westwood on Monday night.

The Viqueens banked 20 fourth-quarter points to slam the door shut on a Lady Rocket rally to hold on for the 48-35 win.

The Viqueens were able to spread the attack and put six players into the scoring column while the Lady Rockets found the bulk of their offense from the juggernaut Kursten Hawkins.

Key scorer

Hawkins posted a game-high 21 points, but got little offensive help from anyone else on the floor.

Community took a solid 12-6 lead after one quarter of play, and matched the Lady Rockets' six points in the second to finish the first half up 18-12.

Westwood mounted a comeback of sorts in the third, knocking down 15 points, 11 of which came from Hawkins.

The Viqueens, however, weren't about to let such a rally go unnoticed.

Community answered with 20 more points in the final frame.

Strong defense

Sydney Segroves' defensive play smothered the Lady Rockets and forced several turnovers. Segroves and teammate Karla Pena provided a one-two knockout punch with Segroves' defense leading to several points in transition from Pena.

The Viqueens made good on 12-of-26 tries from the free throw line throughout the game, which proved to be enough to secure the win.

Community returns to action on Friday in Chapel Hill as the Viqueens face backyard rival Forrest. Opening tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Westwood 6 6 15 8 -- 35

Community 12 6 10 20 -- 48

Westwood: Kursten Hawkins 21, Byanka Woods 6, Hannah Jenkins 4, Bailey Jones 2, Kyah Northcutt 2.

Community: Alyssa Freeman 9, Karla Pena 7, Sydney Segroves 6, Hannah Mitchell 6, Kizzey Lane 5, Haley Reed 5.

3-Point goals: Community (2) Mitchell 2; Westwood (1): Hawkins 1.

Halftime score: Community 18, Westwood 12.

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