In Bear Creek

Lady Bear trio helps CC romp to easy win

Mitchell has 20 points for Lady Jets

BY DUCK DUCKSON
Posted 12/13/18

Mary Grace Murchison led a trio of Chatham Central players in double figures with 16 points and the Lady Bears never trailed while outscoring Jordan-Matthews every quarter as they romped to an easy …

The News + Record is worth reading!

We’re all about Chatham County, and we welcome you to our site. You can view up to 3 stories each month, then registration is required.

Please sign in below if you have an account. If not, please register here to get an account. It’s easy and takes just a minute.

Our staff works hard to bring good journalism, writing and story-telling to Chatham County. HELP US! You can get the News + Record mailed to you weekly by subscribing here.

Please log in to continue

Log in
In Bear Creek

Lady Bear trio helps CC romp to easy win

Mitchell has 20 points for Lady Jets

Thanks for reading Chatham County’s leading news source! Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing to the News + Record – you can do so by clicking here.

Posted

Mary Grace Murchison led a trio of Chatham Central players in double figures with 16 points and the Lady Bears never trailed while outscoring Jordan-Matthews every quarter as they romped to an easy 65-33 non-conference win over their arch-rival Wednesday night in Gerald L. Binkley Gymnasium.

Sweeping the season series against the Lady Jets for the fourth year in a row, Chatham Central improved to 5-1 overall while J-M saw its record evened at 3-3.

Cami Hughes and Maddy Elkins contributed 14 points each for the Lady Bears, who shot 42% (28-of-67) from the floor while committing 11 turnovers.

Jocelyn Mitchell came off the bench to toss in 20 points for Jordan-Matthews, which connected on 38% (15-of-39) of its field goal attempts and outrebounded Chatham Central 30-26 while turning the ball over 34 times.

Murchison’s three-pointer from beyond the top of the key three minutes into the contest put the Lady Bears ahead 7-2 before four points apiece from Taylor Hughes and Elkins allowed the winners to expand their lead to 17-10 after one period.

Chatham Central then blitzed the Lady Jets with a 14-0 run to begin the second stanza, opening up a 21-point advantage on Cami Hughes’ layup with 2:09 left until halftime, before consecutive rebound buckets off the right baseline by Mitchell and Jasmine Scotton, plus a Mitchell free throw, capped a 7-2 quarter-ending J-M spurt that cut the difference to 33-17 at intermission.

Following Mitchell’s trey from the right wing that got Jordan-Matthews within 43-28 with 1:55 to go in the third period, the Lady Bears closed out the frame with an Abby Elkins jumper in the lane, Cami Hughes’ jumper from the left side and Maddy Elkins’ bank shot in the paint to reconstruct a 21-point lead entering the last eight minutes.

Chatham Central then proceeded to steadily pull away over the course of the fourth quarter to complete the rout, with the final score representing its biggest advantage following an Eliana Phillips layup with 24 seconds remaining.

Jordan-Matthews (3-3) – Brooks 0 0-0 0 Wiley 0 0-2 0 Scotton 2 0-2 4 Headen 2 0-0 4 Wright 2 0-2 5 Mitchell 9 1-2 20 Ray 0 0-0 0 Glover 0 0-0 0 Artis 0 0-0 0 Payne 0 0-1 0 Alston 0 0-0 0 Honeycutt 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 1-9 33.
Chatham Central (5-1) – MElkins 7 0-2 14 THughes 3 0-0 6 AElkins 4 0-0 8 CHughes 6 2-3 14 Murchison 5 4-4 16 Collins 2 0-0 4 Oldham 0 0-0 0 Phillips 1 1-2 3 Hudson 0 0-0 0 Fields 0 0-0 0 Nava 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 7-11 65.
Halftime-Chatham Central, 33-17. Three-point goals-Jordan-Matthews 2-12 (Mitchell 1-3, Wright 1-4, Brooks 0-1, Headen 0-4); Chatham Central 2-8 (Murchison 2-5, THughes 0-1, Collins 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Jordan-Matthews 30 (Scotton 9); Chatham Central 26 (MElkins 6). Turnovers-Jordan-Matthews 34; Chatham Central 11. Total fouls-Jordan-Matthews 8; Chatham Central 12.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment