Sampson Middle’s girls got back in the win column Monday in a road victory over Elizabethtown Middle. Final score was 32-17.
Coach Jamie Harper praised her young Dark Horse squad for their play, noting that she saw a return of their confidence when they stepped on the court Monday.
“Overall, they played a good game,” Harper said. “They made a real comeback after the game with Midway. I saw a lot more confidence, and they were playing like the girls can play.”
Sampson jumped out to an early 14-1 lead and never looked back, putting great effort into their play. At the half, the middle school Horses were up 19-3 and by the end of the third period they had a decisive 28-13 advantage.”
“We got some good help from our bench. I could see a lot of promise out there on the court, a lot of signs of good things to come from all of our girls,” the coach attested.
Leading scorers for Sampson Monday were Terri Boone, 13; Edye Carr, 8; Ashlyn Williams, 5; Talona Savage, 3; Crystal Barbour, 2; and Miriah Boone Whitted, 1.
Sampson’s record moves to 4-3 on the season. They square off with Hobbton Middle this afternoon. See those scores later this week online at www.clintonnc.com or in the Friday Sampson Independent.