Cross, Berkeley notch first wins over Timberland

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

Jayla Ravenell scores what would be the winning basket to put Cross up 38-35 over the Lady Wolves as Timberland’s Kiona Stafford defends.



The Christmas season hasn’t been very merry for the Berkeley or Cross girls basketball teams.
Neither had managed a win over the season’s first six games, but both schools managed to put one in the win column against the Lady Wolves this past weekend.
The Lady Wolves haven’t enjoyed much more success this season but did down Cross in their first meeting on Dec. 4 for their only win of the 2012-2013 campaign. All three teams are in the midst of major rebuilding projects.
Against Timberland on Saturday night, the Lady Trojans notched their first win of the season, a 38-37 nail-biter on the road in St. Stephen. With the score tied 32-32 midway through the fourth quarter, the Lady Trojans pulled away to lead 36-32 behind Zelphair Grant’s 2 free throws.
Timberland rallied back to within a point following Kiona Stafford’s three-pointer with a little more than a minute remaining.
Cross answered with a lay-in by Jayla Ravenell to make the score 38-35, to which Stafford responded with a 15-footer to close the gap to 38-37 with 20.9 seconds remaining.
The Lady Wolves missed two scoring chances as time expired.
Shanyra Lisbon’s 14 points led all scorers and Ravenell added seven points to help lead Cross.
For Timberland (1-6) Monique Weaver led the Lady Wolves with 10 points. Dominique Hamilton added nine points and Tori Ishmael chipped in eight.
• Berkeley 41, Timberland 36  
Led by Jill Funk’s 14 points, the Lady Stags downed Timberland 41-36 at home on Friday before a standing room only crowd in Moncks Corner. Funk was one of three Berkeley players to score in double figures as Bria Liferidge added 12 points and Priscill Washington 11 points to lead the Lady Stag scoring effort.
The Lady Wolves took the lead 15-12 in a first quarter of scoreboard leapfrog as both teams came out hot after the opening tip. THS managed to hold on to a slim 20-19 halftime lead but the Lady Stags came out firing in the third quarter.
Berkeley took a 28-24 lead after three quarters and held on with a 13-point fourth quarter to claim the five-point win.  Tori Ishmael led Timberland with 12 points.
The loss to Berkeley was one of two losses suffered by the Lady Wolves who fell to Cross 38-37 on Saturday.
Funk also held the hot hand in Berkeley’s 42-29 loss to Cane Bay on Dec. 12. Funk poured in 11 points and Liferidge added nine points to lead the Lady Stags.

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