B-H girls power past W-E, 49-36

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

For the Blackville-Hilda High girls varsity basketball team, everyone got involved offensively in Friday's clash with in-county rival Williston-Elko High.
The Lady Hawks used a balanced scoring attack that saw seven players scoring in a 49-36 victory.
The game was closely contested through the first two quarters with Blackville-Hilda High clinging to a 21-19 halftime lead.
The Lady Hawks, however, took control at the start of the second half with a 19-6 scoring run for a 40-25 advantage.
The Lady Hawks then held off a fourth quarter rally by the Lady Blue Devils to preserve the win.
Senior point guard Tyesha Clark highlighted the Lady Hawks with 19 points on nine of 14 shooting from the field, 10 rebounds six steals, six assists and three blocked shots.
With the win, Blackville-Hilda High improves to 10-7 in the standings. The Lady Hawks have swept the season series over the Lady Blue Devils.
Blackville-Hilda High coach William Hammonds said several players stepped up in a big game.
"We suffered a tough loss to Denmark-Olar High School last week so we needed this win tonight," Hammonds said.
"I thought we did a very good of finding the opening shooters. We just didn't rely on one player for offense everyone got involved."
For Williston-Elko High, a cold shooting third-quarter hampered its chances of evening the series with Blackville-Hilda High.
After going nine for 20 from the field in the first half, the Lady Blue Devils went 2 of 15 from the floor in the third quarter.
"We started out pretty good on both ends of the court," Strong said. "However, the bottom line is playing four quarters of basketball. We didn't do that tonight."
In the game, the Lady Hawks held a 21-7 bench scoring edge over the Lady Blue Devils.
For the Lady Hawks, sophomoreNiaisa Raysor provided a spark off the bench with a season-high 12 points and eight rebounds.
Defensively for the Lady Hawks Shamaria Mercer, Tyesha Mays and Shaquina Calhoun were credited with superb play.
Others played well for the Lady Hawks.
Talonda Dicks contributed 10 rebounds, four points and two blocked shots. Kenshay Staley had five points and six steals.
LaToya Roundtree contributed 11 rebounds and two points. Taylor Brown finished with four points and four steals. Dashana Williams added two points and four rebounds.
Meanwhile for Williston-Elko High a bright spot was the play of backup center Makayla Nuno.
Nuno, who replaced injured starter Octavia Mack, finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.
Also playing well for the Lady Blue Devils were Zori Green, Ciera Smith and Keke Parker. Green had 12 points, six steals and four assists. Smith contributed nine points, eight steals and five assists. Parker added four points and three assists.