By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Briahna Scott reached a milestone Tuesday night and the Williams girls’ basketball team sure needs special contributions as the season winds down.
Scott eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career as Williams defeated visiting Cedar Ridge 59-52.
“I was hoping it would happen and it would be a good accomplishment,” Scott said.
It made Senior Night even more special for Scott, a small forward who has played four seasons for the Bulldogs. She entered the game with 999 career points and scored a on drive to the basket on one of the game’s opening possessions.
“Having 1,000 points as part of your career is pretty impressive,” Williams coach Jason Cheek said. “Especially when her sophomore year there was just 12 games (because of the reduced pandemic-related season).”
Scott also has pulled in 648 career rebounds.
“I guess just playing the way I’m used to playing,” Scott said of racking up numbers.
She has played at every position for Williams (17-5, 8-3 Central Carolina 3-A Conference) depending on the needs.
“She’s that kind of player that I don’t ever have to get on her about crashing the boards,” Cheek said. “She does that instinctively. She’s playing every possession with a purpose.”
The game’s result means Williams secured second place in the league, but injuries are taking a toll. Starting senior guard Jainasia Bailey suffered a torn anterior cruciate during last week’s victory against Western Alamance. Scout Winter is also out of the rest of the season.
“We’re asking Bri to step up as if she doesn’t already,” said Cheek, whose team will be home in next week’s conference tournament quarterfinals and, if it wins, again in the semifinals.
Scott ended up with 15 points and six rebounds in the Cedar Ridge game, while Jordyn Taylor had 14 points and 16 rebounds, Regan Averett added 12 points and Kamryn Russell finished with 11 points.
Those numbers helped offset 39 points from Cedar Ridge’s Amiyah Ware, a transfer from The Burlington School.
In the boys’ game, Williams stayed in contention for a second-place spot in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference by defeating Cedar Ridge 75-53 as Cam’ron Jones poured in 17 points. Milton Turner’s 12 points along with 11 points apiece from Greyson McCadden and Jordan Harless also boosted the Bulldogs (13-9, 7-4), who must win Friday night at Roxboro Person to share second place.
BCA boys reach final
Burlington Christian Academy defeated visiting Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill by 61-51 in the Tri-TAC Conference Tournament semifinals Tuesday night.
That puts the top-seeded Royals (15-7) in the title game against Carolina Friends at 7:00 p.m. Friday at home.