East girls get past Owen, 64-50
Shay Dewberry and Rachael Camp combined to score 50 of the Lady Cavaliers 64 points as East advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs with a 64-50 win over Owen, Monday night.
With the win, East now moves on to face Pisgah Wednesday.
“Rachael and Shay are the best backcourt combination in the conference,” said coach Larry Ross. “Shay really stepped up her game tonight and if she and Rachael can continue to play that way, I think we have a real shot at advancing to the third round.”
It was the Shay Dewberry show in the early going as she netted the Lady Cavs first six points. By the time Justina Greene put-back a miss that lead expanded to 8-0.
On defense, an active East zone stymied the Owen offense and held the visitors without a field goal until the 2:11 mark of the quarter and did they not score again in the frame. Dewberry continued to carry East on the offensive end, netting six more points to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a 19-2 lead after one quarter of play.
The second quarter followed a similar script.
Dewberry stayed hot from the floor canning three shots from beyond the arc to highlight her 21 point first half effort. Rachel Camp also found her shooting stroke hitting a pair of 3s of her own. The shooting barrage backed another strong defensive effort as Owen was held to seven points in the quarter as East led 35-9 at halftime.
Owen did find some rhythm coming out of the locker room, but they could not keep up with the duo of Dewberry and Camp.
Camp poured in 12 points in the quarter, by going 3-3 from beyond the arc. By the time Camp banked in her third three of quarter, East had grabbed 30 point lead and they held that bulge going into the final quarter with 58-28 lead.
Armed with that lead, several subs saw action in the fourth quarter. As a result the Lady Cavs only managed six points, half of which came on an Emily Dotson 3 pointer. Despite those struggles and a long Owen run, East was able to advance with the 64-50 win.
Dewberry led East with 26 points while Camp was close behind netting 24.