Princeton girl's basketball

Princeton’s Renna Braswell (24) and LeOnna Nelson (15), and Hobbton’s Shalaya Bell (5) get ready to get for a rebound during Princeton’s win over Hobbton on Friday evening. Braswell scored seven points, while Nelson finished with six points.

Meredith Wooten scored a game-high 13 points, while Takiria Cumming and Reanna Braswell each contributed seven points to lift Princeton over Hobbton, 40-5, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Friday evening.

The triumph moved the Bulldogs to 12-5 overall and 8-0 in conference play.

“The game was about what I expected it to be,” said Princeton head coach Paula Wooten postgame. “I’m glad young kids got a lot of playing time, it’s good for them to get playing time and get some experience.”

The Bulldogs were active early, scoring six quick points to open the first quarter and establishing a presence that would be felt throughout the rest of the game.

The Bulldogs led 15-2 at the end of the first quarter, and were up 27-2 the break and held Hobbton to just three second-half points en route to their runaway victory.

LeOnna Nelson registered six points for Princeton. London Cook, Hailey Woodall and Emma Ellis each scored two points, while Tinsley Moore finished the night with one point.

Hobbton (0-17, 0-7) was paced by Kameron Stocks, who scored all five of the Wildcats’ points.

“Hobbton plays very hard, they just couldn’t get it in the basket,” said Wooten. “You try to preach to them that just because they have a bad record doesn’t mean they are a bad team, sometimes records can be deceiving.”

Princeton is back action on Wednesday. The Bulldogs will be the guest of arch rival Rosewood. Tipoff is 6 p.m.