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Viqueens blast Westwood

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sydney Segroves charges at the Lady Rocket goal after forcing a turnover in the first quarter. She helped spurn the Viqueens to victory with solid defense and an early 3-point basket.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
CHAPEL HILL -- When it came to the Community Middle Viqueens' opening round game of the Duck River Valley Conference World Tournament game against the Westwood Lady Rockets, the Purple and Gold simply had too much firepower for Westwood to overcome.

When the dust settled, the Viqueens emerged with a 40-29 win to advance to the semifinal round.

Both teams had their heroes on the offensive side of the ball.

Kursten Hawkins led all scorers and added 21 points for the Lady Rockets while Karla Pena tallied 19 points for the winners.

Much support

While the two offensive juggernauts were virtually unstoppable, it was the teams' supporting cast that proved to be the difference in the game's outcome.

Community saw six additional players score points while the Lady Rockets only had three find points.

The Viqueens got off to a hot start with a 15-point first quarter, with nine points coming from range.

Kizzey Lane and Sydney Segroves powered the early Viqueen attack, with Lane drilling a pair of 3's, while Segroves added one.

The teams battled fairly evenly throughout the remainder of the game, but Community still was able to add a few more points in the second and third quarters to close out the game with an 11-point margin of victory.

Off the mark

While Community proved efficient from the floor, they struggled mightily from the free throw line, only making good on 2-of-10 tries.

In order for the Viqueens to advance with a victory on Thursday night, that number will have to improve.

With a trip to the Duck River Valley Conference Championship game on the line, Community will be back in action this evening when the Viqueens tip off in the semifinal round against the top seeded Moore County Raiderettes.

Tip off time is set for 4 p.m. in Chapel Hill.

Westwood 11 5 4 9 -- 29

Community 15 9 7 9 -- 40

Westwood: Kursten Hawkins 21, Grace Jackson 4, Hannah Jackson 2, Kyah Northcutt 2.

Community: Karla Pena 19, Kizzey Lane 7, Alyssa Freeman 5, Sydney Segroves 3, Hannah Mitchell 2, Sarah Mayo 2, Haley Reed 2.

3-Point goals: Community (3): Lane 2, Segroves 1.

Halftime score: Community 24, Westwood 16.

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