Northwood girls rally to win at Cedar Ridge
Northwood used a big fourth quarter to wipe out an eight-point deficit and win at Cedar Ridge, 58-54, in girls’ basketball Tuesday night.
Cedar Ridge (12-8, 6-4) built a 39-31 lead after three quarters, but Northwood (13-6, 4-5) went on a run to open the fourth.
The Chargers made their first eight shots of the fourth and had five steals in the quarter. Northwood scored 27 points in the quarter on 10 of 15 shooting and led by as much as eight with 1:07 remaining in the game. Northwood used a balanced attack to turn the score around. The first six shots in the rally were made by six different Chargers players.
Kristian Eanes scored 8 of her 18 points in the fourth and shot 7 for 12. Point guard Shontai Totten started the game with a black eye and added several more bruises as she battled for 13 points, with six in the final eight minutes.
Northwood’s Eboni Watson hit all four of her shots for eight points, and Jasmine Harris added seven.
Totten tied the score at 41, hitting a short jumper with 6:44 remaining. Bryn Aydt then gave the Chargers their first lead since early in the second quarter with a three pointer. After Cedar Ridge tied the score at 46, Eanes’ driving layup put Northwood ahead to stay.
Northwood overcame a sloppy start. The Chargers turned the ball over 18 times in the first half against Cedar Ridge’s press and also missed 10 of their 12 first-half free throws. Northwood only had eight turnovers in the second half, but the Chargers shot just 10 of 27 from the line for the game.
Cedar Ridge outscored Northwood 16-8 in the second quarter to build a six point halftime lead. The Red Wolves were carried by junior forward Kacia Vines who had a phenomenal game. Vines scored 36 points, including all 15 of Cedar Ridge’s points in the third quarter. She also had seven of Cedar Ridge’s eight points in the first quarter.
Vines shot 10 of 19, while the rest of the team shot just 25.0 percent (6 of 24) on the night.
Ashley Durham was Cedar Ridge’s second-highest scorer, with six points, and Chelsea Hill had four.
Northwood snapped a two-game losing streak. It traveled to Webb last night to play a rescheduled game. The Lady Chargers will host Orange at 7 p.m. Friday.