by don beane
News + Record Staff
Avery Headen swished a clutch trey with just over two minutes remaining on Friday night in High Point to spark visiting Jordan-Matthews to a hard fought 48-44 …
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Avery Headen swished a clutch trey with just over two minutes remaining on Friday night in High Point to spark visiting Jordan-Matthews to a hard fought 48-44 victory over T.W. Andrews in 2A PAC 7 Conference girl’s basketball action.
The Headen trey capped an 8-0 Lady Jets run that sent the locals to a 42-41 lead before J-M used buckets by Headen, Jocelyn Mitchell, and Ashlyn Ray in the closing minutes to seal the four-point triumph.
Mitchell led all scores on the night, torching the Red Raiders defense for 23 points, including 10 in the opening period. The sharp-shooting senior spotted up a pair of treys from the left wing in the first quarter, while also collecting three post up baskets down in the paint.
Ellia Wright added another three-pointer in the period to send the Jets up 13-7 after one.
Kiana Baker canned a trey for the Red Raiders in the opening frame.
Jordan-Matthews (3-4, 7-12) would go over five minutes without scoring spanning into the second quarter.
This allowed Andrews to pull within 13-12 midway through the second behind five points, including a trey, from Stephanie Johnson. Johnson tallied seven points in the period, but Mitchell would counter with five, including a trey, as Jordan-Matthews battled to a 22-16 lead at the intermission.
Baker would take over in the third for the Red Raiders as the Jets started the frame with a slew of turnovers. Those mistakes allowed the hosts to storm back for a 35-34 lead heading into the fourth as Baker collected nine points, including a trey, in the frame, and Brianna Lawson added six.
Jasmine Scotten kept Jordan-Matthews in the game with six of her team’s 12 points in the period.
The contest went back and forth in the final stanza before Andrews grabbed a 41-37 lead behind three points from Danille Perry.
Headen would follow a Mitchell basket with the go-ahead trey at the top of the key which gave the Lady Jets the boost it needed for the important 48-44 conference victory.
Scotten chipped in 10 points in the win for Jordan-Matthews while Headen closed with seven.
Baker led Andrews (4-2, 10-5) with 15 points while Johnson added nine, and Lawson eight.