BHHS girls overwhelm North, 76-14
On Tuesday night in the Hawks’ Nest, the Blackville-Hilda High girls basketball team put on an impressive performance in their 76-14 rout of region rival North High.
The game was so lopsided that Blackville-Hilda High’s 18-point first quarter was more offense than North High produced for the entire game.
Blackville-Hilda High stifled the North High offense with their high-pressure full-court press defense. The defense caused 26 turnovers which led to 46 points. In addition, Blackville-Hilda High had 23 offensive rebounds.
Plenty of high-fives and celebratory hugs followed for Blackville-Hilda High, which improves its record to 4-1 in the region and 7-3 overall.
“This was a big win tonight, but it doesn’t stop here. We have to continue to play well,” Blackville-Hilda High coach Coretta Richmond said. “Offensively, this was arguably our best overall performance of the season. We distributed the ball well, forced turnovers and rebounded.”
Blackville-Hilda High outscored the North High by at least 14 points in each quarter en route to their 62-point victory.
For Blackville-Hilda High, eight different players scored, including a season-high four players in double digits.
Rishona Washington fueled the offensive surge with 19 points on an 8-for-11 performance from the field and 3-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Chainte Daniels also had one of her best games of the season with 12 points, six steals and three assists.
Also stepping up offensively were Kaitlyn Richmond with 10 points and eight assists and De’Siree James with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Others scoring included Arianna Gibson with seven points including a three-pointer. Marlayna Singleton had six points, Kyla Jenkins added five points and Shiyina Coker scored four points.
“I was very pleased to see everyone involved in the offense tonight. This is the kind of balance we need as a team if we have hopes of competing for the region title,” Richmond said.