CALYPSO - Skylar Lassiter tickled the twine for 13 points and lifted Rosewood past North Duplin, 32-24, in a Carolina 1A Conference girls’ basketball contest Monday evening.
The cold-shooting Rebels, who trailed by 13 points, battled back in the second half.
Hannah Martin pulled North Duplin to within 23-17 after three periods. Ivey Cashwell snared the offensive rebound and dished off to Martin, who drained the shot as time expired.
“We were in the game,” said Rebels head coach John Oliver. “I told them all we have to do is play defense and run our offense. They got a lot of easy of baskets where we were out of place [on defense].
“When we came back to within six, I think we got too happy and backed off a little bit. I think we should have put pressure on them.”
Rosewood, instead, collected two key baskets in transition and stretched its advantage to 27-19.
The Rebels (0-3 overall, 0-3 Carolina) pulled to within 27-21 on Starr Jaco’s basket off Martin’s assist. After an Eagles basket, Marlisa Hill’s free throw and Jaco’s offensive putback closed the gap to 29-24.
ND could get no closer.
Hill supplied seven points and five rebounds. Martin (six rebounds) and Jaco (four steals, six rebounds) posted four points apiece. Skylar Craig contributed three points, two assists, two steals and three rebounds.
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