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Greenbrier and Harlem split season-opener

Posted: November 18, 2012 - 12:07am
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Photo by Jim Blaylock  Greenbrier's Darius McAdoo tries to make a shot as Harlem's Torien Beard attempts the block.
Photo by Jim Blaylock Greenbrier's Darius McAdoo tries to make a shot as Harlem's Torien Beard attempts the block.

The Greenbrier High School girls and Harlem boys walked away winners in the 2012-2013 basketball season-openers Tuesday night at Greenbrier.

The Lady Wolfpack overwhelmed the Lady Bulldogs from the beginning, holding Harlem to three field goals in a 66-9 romp.

“I think we played really good as a team,” said Jennifer McMahan, who led the Lady Wolfpack with 13 points, including two 3-pointers.

Eleven players scored for the Lady Wolfpack (1-0) as head coach Stefanie Basinger used her bench liberally throughout the night.

KaRa Thompson had 11 points and Alexis Starks came off the bench to score 10.

“Other girls got experience and playing time tonight,” said Basinger. “That will help build experience as a team.”

Brandy Hardaway led the Lady Bulldogs (0-1) with four points, Diamond Chaneyfield had three and Olivia Fitzgerald added two.

The Harlem boys jumped out to a 12-0 start, held off several Greenbrier runs and came away with the 67-57 win.

“I’m pleased with a 10-point victory,” said Harlem head coach Kim Chambers, who said he thought the game would be closer. “We’ve got a great starting point.”

Sophomore point guard Reggie Reid, who averaged just under 20 points as a freshman, scored a game-high 29 points, with 21 of them coming in the second half. Dylan Farmer, the team’s lone senior, added 16 points while sinking three 3-pointers.

“It was pretty tough,” Reid said of earning the win. “I’m happy and proud of everybody.”

The Wolfpack cut the lead to 30-25 by the break but were never able to come back all the way.

Connor Sigrist (10 points) scored to start the second half for the Wolfpack, cutting the lead to three, but Farmer and Reid hit consecutive treys to build the lead back. That was as close as the Wolfpack would get.

The Wolfpack (0-1) did a good job getting to the line, but converted just nine of 25 free-throw attempts. The Bulldogs sank 12 of 13.

“We would make three good plays then take a step back,” said Wolfpack head coach Casey Heckathorn. “They made plays when they needed to. For a team with one senior, their poise was impressive.”

Kayshawn Marshall led the Wolfpack with 12 points.

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