Harbour scores 12 as Ellis girls beat North

Published 1:28 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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Kinsley Harbour supplied the offense, the Jordyn Warren/Annabelle Wright tandem cleaned the glass and the Ellis girls basketball team pulled away from North Davie in the second half to win 20-8 on Feb. 5.

It was 5-4 at halftime in the Jaguars’ favor, but they settled the issue with a 9-0 run in the third. Harbour had all nine and finished with 12 points, two 3-pointers and four steals. It was her second game in double figures.

“I’ve got to give credit to Jordyn and Annabelle for rebounds. That gave Kinsley a lot of open shots,” coach Roger Blalock said.

Ellyana Holbrook had four points. Zoey Harpe had two points. Miranda Sapp had two points and five steals. Warren contributed nine rebounds, five steals and two assists. Wright turned in nine rebounds. Karah Shore had six steals and two blocked shots.

Katie Lou Cornatzer’s harassing defense did not go unnoticed.

“One player who shined as far as her defense was Katie Lou,” Blalock said. “Two of my starters could not stop this one girl, but Katie Lou could. Toward the end, she stayed in her face and denied her the ball, so Katie Lou did great. She showed me something. She may not score but she’s not scared to get in somebody’s face.”

Blalock also had praise for Sapp. “Miranda’s a fighter,” he said. “She does not quit.”

North’s scorers were Camila Sa’ and Kate Mason with four each.

Notes: The Jaguars lost at Selma Burke on Feb. 7. They are 3-4 in a lost-won-lost-won-lost-won-lost season. … North Davie also fell at Selma Burke. Mason (2) and Madison Stanley (1) had the North points. Sa’ (4) and Bella Barnette (2) scored for the Wildcats (2-8) in a home loss to West Rowan. … South Davie (2-8) lost to West Rowan and Mooresville last week.