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Originally published: 2014-01-31 13:47:54
Last modified: 2014-01-31 13:48:40

WHS girls sweep Foard

by Staff Reports

Watauga's girls' basketball team broke a four-game losing streak by beating Fred T. Foard 64-27 in a Northwestern Conference showdown at Lentz-Eggers Gym Thursday.

The game was moved up to 4:30 p.m., because of inclement weather that hit the area.

The Pioneers (6-13, 4-5 NWC) welcomed back guard Clare Harris, who returned from an injured wrist. Harris, a junior, hit a 3-point shot early in the game and finished with three points. Savanna Wood led the Pioneers with 17 points and Ryan Loflin scored 10. Tori Derrick added nine points, while Sydney Jones and Rachel Foutz.

Watauga pulled away from Foard (2-15, 1-8) in the second half by outscoring the Tigers 35-11. The 64 points Watauga scored is the second highest total of points the Pioneers have compiled in a single game all season.

Watauga got off to a fast start by scoring the first 11 points of the game. Kayla Whitworth, who led the Tigers in scoring with 13 points, stopped the Pioneers' 11-0 run with a basket with 1:30 left in the first quarter. The Pioneers led 13-4 at the end of the first quarter and 29-16 by halftime.

It's the second time the Pioneers beat Foard this season. Watauga claimed a 45-29 win over the Tigers on Jan. 3.

Watauga goes from playing the last-place Tigers to second-place Freedom tonight. The Pioneers lost to Freedom, who have not lost to the Pioneers in Boone since 1996-97 season, 71-44 on Jan. 7. Freedom goes into the game with a 12-5 overall record 7-1 in the NWC.