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Nighthawks ladies soar in fourth to down Chargers

Northern Guilford rallies from seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get win

DUCK DUCKSON
Posted 1/24/19

PITTSBORO - NorthernGuilford used a 14-0run at the start of thefinal period to overcomea seven-point deficit andsucceeded in holdingoff Northwood’s latecomeback attempt to gaina 52-46 …

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In Pittsboro on Saturday afternoon

Nighthawks ladies soar in fourth to down Chargers

Northern Guilford rallies from seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get win

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PITTSBORO - Northern
Guilford used a 14-0
run at the start of the
final period to overcome
a seven-point deficit and
succeeded in holding
off Northwood’s late
comeback attempt to gain
a 52-46 non-conference
triumph in its first-ever
encounter Saturday afternoon
in Lewis Norwood
Gymnasium.

The victory elevated
the Lady Nighthawks
to 10-5 for the season,
while the Lady Chargers
dropped to 8-6 overall.

Janelle Henderson
poured in 12 of her
game-high 19 points
in the decisive fourth
quarter, including eightfor-
eight accuracy at the
charity stripe, to lead
Northern Guilford. Milan
Gordon recorded 11
points and Jayla Harris
added 10.

The winners connected
on 44% (18-of-41) of
their field goal attempts
and held a 33-21 rebounding
margin over
their host while committing
16 turnovers.

Natalie Bell was the
lone Northwood player
to finish in double figures
with 15 points as the
Lady Chargers shot 38%
(17-of-45) from the floor
while turning the ball
over 17 times.

After a low-scoring
initial quarter which
concluded with a 6-all
deadlock, the Lady
Nighthawks opened up a
four-point advantage on
three separate occasions
in the second stanza,
the last time at 20-16
following a Jayla Harris
drive off the left baseline
with 1:22 remaining in
the first half.

Back-to-back Bell
three-pointers from the
right side over the next
minute then put Northwood ahead by two before
Gordon’s rebound bucket in the
paint with 10.4 seconds on the
clock sent the teams into intermission
tied at 22-apiece.

A Bell trey from the left wing
one minute into the third stanza
gave the Lady Chargers the
lead once again and they kept
the advantage throughout the
period, eventually closing out
the frame up 40-33 following
Kaya Hill’s put-back off the left
baseline as the horn sounded.

But Northwood would struggle
to put the ball in the hole
over the course of the fourth
quarter, converting only twoof-
13 tries from the field, while
Northern Guilford dominated
play on both ends of the court.

The Lady Nighthawks recaptured
the lead for good at
41-40 on a pair of Henderson
free throws with 5:13 left in
the contest and extended their
advantage to 47-40 with just
over two minutes to go.

The Lady Chargers managed
to trim the gap to 47-45 on
Bell’s layup with 40.6 seconds
remaining but could draw no
closer in the final moments.

NG 6 16 11 19 – 52
NOR 6 16 18 6 – 46
Northern Guilford (10-5)
– Gordon 5 1-5 11 Jay Harris
3 4-7 10 Henderson 5 9-10 19
Penn 3 0-2 6 Rule 2 0-0 4 Magnussen
0 0-0 0 Bagnoli 0 0-0 0
Mulry 0 1-2 1 Peeden 0 1-2 1.
Totals 18 16-28 52.
Northwood (8-6) – Bailey 1
0-0 2 Snively 1 1-2 3 Adams 1
1-2 3 Bell 4 4-8 15 Marve 2 0-0
4 Jae Harris 2 0-0 4 McClarty 3
2-2 9 Smith 1 0-0 2 Hill 2 0-1
4. Totals 17 8-15 46.
Halftime-Tied, 22-22. Threepoint
goals-Northern Guilford
0-3 (Jay Harris 0-1, Rule 0-2);
Northwood 4-10 (Bell 3-4, Mc-
Clarty 1-2, Snively 0-1, Smith
0-1, Marve 0-1, Bailey 0-1).
Fouled out-Marve, Henderson,
Jae Harris. Rebounds-Northern
Guilford 33 (Jay Harris
10); Northwood 21 (Marve 5).
Turnovers-Northern Guilford
16; Northwood 17. Total
fouls-Northern Guilford 15;
Northwood 22.

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