By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times
The Lady Chiefs coasted during the first round of the playoffs against the Lady Wildcats of East St. John Thursday night at the Tee Pee. The Lady Chiefs took full control of the game scoring eight unanswered points. The Wildcats called a timeout with 4:34 left in the first quarter. The Lady Wildcats still had trouble scoring points. With no inside presence, they struggled from the outside.
The Lady Chiefs, on the other hand, did not waste their opportunity to score from the inside and outside. Ty Sowell provided a solid inside game on offense which drew the defenders towards her, leaving the Lady Chiefs sharpshooters open for business. Teanna Payton, Breanna Williams and Junti Franklin were deadly accurate from the base perimeter and the three-point line. Payton went on a tear, going four for seven scoring nine in the first quarter. Franklin followed suit with five points. These vital points helped the Lady Chiefs score 16 points in the first quarter to lead the Lady Wildcats 16-6.
NCHS picked up play scoring 18 points in the second quarter. Franklin continued to pour it on scoring nine points while Caytreonna Brown added five points and Sowell added two from the free throw line. Lady Chiefs lead 34-18 at the half.
The second half played out the same. Abrionna Kenndy joined in the scoring mix scoring eight. Lady Chiefs claim the victory.