Spartans pull away for 42-22 win

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 11:50 PM

Kerr-Vance shook off some Christmas break rust Tuesday in the second half, outscoring Faith Christian 16-1 in the fourth quarter of a 42-22 win.

The game was tied at halftime and KVA led 26-21 heading into the final period.

“We’ve had a long layoff and I knew we would show the effects of it,” said KVA head coach Brian Russell. “It was a frustrating first half. The second half we generated a little bit of energy.”

KVA’s Macy Lee Johnson scored each of her 10 points in the second half, knocking down a few baseline jumpers.

“That’s what really blew the game open,” Russell said of Johnson’s play.

The Spartans improved to 8-4 overall and 2-2 in Eastern Plains Independent Conference play.

Rebecca Ross led KVA with 14 points and Rachel Ross was also scored in double figures with 12.

Russell said it was Rachel Ross’ most consistent game.

“If we can get three people in double figures,” said the Spartans’ head coach, “we can be pretty competitive against most teams.”

KVA has another league test Friday as the Spartans play host to Grace Christian of Raleigh.

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