CFNN Reporters Brianna Keen & Alexis Fowler
The Cape Fear Lady Colts have taken over second place in the United 8 Conference with a five game win streak. Their 84-63 victory over the South View Tigers last night is a testament to the Colts’ ongoing hard work and perseverance.
The five game win streak has helped the Colts move up two spots in the Conference standings and has them eyeing an almost certain playoff berth and a possible home playoff game.
The Colts started fast last night, piling on 29 points in the first quarter. With hot shooting and tough defense, the Colts were up 29-8 as the first horn sounded. The defense stepped up the intensity for most of the contest, limiting Southview early and coming up with big stops throughout the night.
Southview rallied in the second, putting 14 more points on the board, but the Colts’ shooting stayed hot as they added 19 to their total. At halftime, the Colts had built a commanding 48-22 lead. They would not look back from there.
Jayda Angel led all scorers with an eye popping 35 points. Angel was 17 of 23 from the floor. Kayia Starling tallied 12 points of her own for the Colts, while Teralyn Harris added 7 more to the team’s total.
After halftime, the Tigers continued to rally, but the Colts held serve and matched them. By the end of the game, it was obvious that Cape Fear had come to play.
“The team is really excited because this is the first time in history that we have been this high up in the conference.” says power forward, Olivia Melvin as she continued to explain their reason for success, “We do really well at coming together as a team and holding each other up, which I believe plays a vital role in our success”
The Lady Colts work ethic really shows in results for the game, as the Colts ran away with the game, defeating the Tigers by 24 points. “I am super stoked about our position in the conference, this is a great opportunity to show the result of our hard work.” Says point guard Teralyn Harris
The team has really grown their defense skills which helped lead to their success. Teralyn Harris conveyed her thoughts on the defense’s success, “As far as defense goes, we made sure we were very active on the ball instead of backing up. Our energy was big going into the game and it seemed to really pay off in the end.”
The team’s hard work has definitely paid off as they continue to make history for the Colts. Come check them out this Friday as they take on the Gray’s Creek Bears!