12/30/10 — Goldsboro girls cruise past Eastern Wayne

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Goldsboro girls cruise past Eastern Wayne

By Andrew Stevens
Published in Sports on December 30, 2010 1:47 PM

Shorthanded Eastern Wayne managed to hang around for a half.

Goldsboro needed fewer than six minutes to put the Warriors away.

The Cougars led 17-12 at halftime and opened the third quarter on a 16-0 run to break the game open. Goldsboro forced eight turnovers during that stretch and outscored Eastern Wayne 38-16 in the second half.

"I told our girls at halftime that Eastern Wayne was going to come out aggressive and we needed to come out more aggressive than them," said Cougars' head coach LaTina Bullock-Davis. "I also told them we needed to take advantage of their turnovers."

With forward Shante' Boseman lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Warriors struggled to rebound. Eastern Wayne failed to collect an offensive rebound in the first half and Goldsboro finished with 32 rebounds.

"We lost Shante' and that really hurt us on the inside both offensively and defensively," Warriors' head coach Tyrone Wagner said. "It's hard to win when you don't get any second-chance shots."

Brandy Johnson and Alexus Myles both scored 13 points for the Cougars. Johnson also pulled down eight rebounds. Kasheika Wallace contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson, Myles and Wallace combined to score all 18 of Goldsboro's points in the third quarter.

"They played together as a team," Bullock-Davis said. "When we play together as a team everyone of them will be able to benefit from that."

The two teams combined for 56 turnovers. Janielle Daniel led Eastern Wayne with seven points.

The Cougars (7-3) entertain Southern Wayne today. The Warriors (2-9) visit Southern Wayne on Jan. 4.