Vikings’ star Jodie Lemons scored 20 of the team’s 46 points, including 17 in the second half. The Lady Eagles went strong to the hoop and made several inside shots and drew fouls. Unfortunately, the girls hit only 12 of 26 free throws.
The game began with an outside shooting display by North Stokes’ Michaela Bullins. She missed her first shot from outside the line, but then hit four straight shots. Bullins, also a volleyball all-tournament team member, scored nine points and just missed adding another point as she had a foot on the line on a three-point make.
The score was 16-13 with 1:07 left in the half when Bullins crashed to the floor, screaming in pain from a left knee injury. After several minutes, she was helped to the bench where she sat for the rest of the half. Then paramedics rolled her out on a stretcher. No word was available on her injury at press time.
At the time, Lemons had been quiet, making only one basket and spreading the ball around. After Bullins went down, Lemons began her own hot shooting. In addition to three jumpers from a step inside the three-point line, she went 8-10 from the free throw stripe.
The Eagles were down 20-13 at the half as they had several traveling violations and some blown fast-break layups. In the second half, the team seemed more composed and got good looks inside for Jennifer Coe, who led the team with 11 points and drew several fouls.
Other scorers were Courtney Hegler 9 points, Sara Bruce 5, Maddie White 4, Brittany Myers and Michaela Wall with 3, and Cassidy Joyner 2. After Lemons and Bullins, the next highest Viking was Liz Warden with 7.