Victory girls stay unbeaten

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 10:17 PM

Allison Stell scored 19 points Friday, powering Victory Christian to a 37-19 win over Cornerstone Christian of Roanoke Rapids.
The conference-opening win puts the Eagles at 4-0 overall.

Victory led 23-9 at halftime. Stell, a freshman, had 13 of the 23.

“She’s been great all-around, defensively and offensively,” said Eagle coach Tracy Buchanan.

Buchanan said Friday’s win wasn’t one of Victory’s better performances on the season, but the team has exceeded her expectations thus far this season.

The Eagles led 6-4 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring Cornerstone 17-5 in the second. The home side was up 31-11 entering the final period.

Autumn Julian finished with eight points for Victory, Tayler Thompson and Victoria Martin both had four and Kayla Alston added two.

Buchanan said Thompson has been a defensive leader this season and Martin, a seventh grader, has been impressive.

“Victoria has really blossomed, she has surprised me,” said Buchanan. “A lot of the rest of them, I think they are about where I expected them to be.”

Buchanan added that her team compares favorably to the rest of the conference. League play resumes Friday against Heritage Christian of Zebulon. Victory hosts a non-conference game Tuesday against Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School.

 

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