NRHS girls go 2-1 in S.C.

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Nansemond River High School girls’ basketball team claimed fifth place on Tuesday in the Atlantic Division of the 2014 Carolina Invitational Girls Holiday Tournament in Charleston, S.C.

The Lady Warriors accomplished this by defeating James Island Charter High School out of Charleston, S.C., by the score of 55-40.

Nansemond River coach R. Calvin Mason Sr. said it was not his team’s best played game, but later said, “Defensively, I thought we were pretty good.”

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The Lady Warriors forced 26 turnovers, though they also committed 15.

Leading them in scoring was junior forward Aneka Yelverton with 18 points, and junior center Sabre Clegg added 12.

On Monday, Nansemond River took down Boynton Beach Community High School out of Florida with a final score of 62-24, though it only led by three at halftime.

“We started a little sluggish, but we kind of picked it up in the second half and our execution was a lot better,” Mason said.

Clegg led her team with 15 points, and sophomore guard Tashira Burch contributed 13.

On Saturday, Carrollton High School out of Georgia topped the Lady Warriors 54-48.

The Lady Trojans were undefeated at the time and also held a Nansemond River team that had been traveling all day to only 10 points in the second half.

Yelverton led the Lady Warriors with 14 points, and freshman point guard Briana Autrey added 10.

Nansemond River (8-3, 1-1) hosts Western Branch High School on Tuesday.