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Western, Eastern girls stay on hot streaks

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Western Alamance racked up its sixth straight victory in girls’ basketball, rolling past host Southern Alamance 79-38 on Tuesday night in a Central 3-A Conference game.

The Warriors share first place with Eastern Alamance in the conference. Those teams meet Tuesday night at Western.

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Allie Sykes racked up 17 points, Tina Bowers had 15 points, and Kiya Shavers, Emma Johnson, and Bri Pulliam all had 14 points in Western’s 71-25 romp at Roxboro Person on Friday night. Xiomara Moser and Amelia Weaver both had 10 points for the Warriors.

• Eastern Alamance extended its winning streak to six games by winning 66-42 on Tuesday night at Orange. That result knocked the Panthers out of a three-way first-place tie in the Central 3-A Conference.

The Eagles’ roll includes winning 65-45 against visiting Southern Alamance in Friday night’s Central 3-A Conference game. Makayla Scott posted 16 points for the Eagles. The outcome snapped Eastern’s three-game winning streak.

• Williams won its third game in a row Tuesday night with a 63-48 Central 3-A Conference victory at Roxboro Person.

On Friday, Williams topped visiting Cedar Ridge 54-42 with Alaiyah Mitchell scoring 14 points.

• Southeast Alamance won a key Mid-Carolina Conference game against visiting Northwood, claiming a 43-33 decision Tuesday night at home to avenge an earlier loss.

The Stallions, who broke a tie with Northwood to move into second place with an 8-1 league mark, received 13 points from Inysia McIver and 12 points from Clara LaChapelle.

Southeast has two games remaining vs. first-place Seaforth, including Thursday night on the road.

The Stallions defeated visiting Cummings 56-21 a week ago Wednesday with Shaniya Paylor scoring 14 points and McIver adding 13.

Then Friday night, McIver scored 18 points and Paylor had 16 points in a 67-34 romp at Chatham Central.

• Cummings held a 23-13 halftime lead at Jordan-Matthews, but the Cavaliers remained winless with a 38-36 loss Friday night. Cummings lost again Tuesday night with a 47-35 home setback to Bartlett Yancey.

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