Independence Rolls Past Garinger

Reginald Smith (11) is fouled by a Garinger defender.
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MINT HILL, NC – On Friday night Independence High School varsity basketball teams played host to the Garinger Wildcats in a Southwestern 4A Conference matchup.

Women’s game Garinger 16, Independence 83



The Independence women’s basketball team didn’t waste any time Friday night as the Lady Patriots jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first four minutes and coasted to an 83-16 home win.

Indy’s Kaylee Carson drives against three Garinger defenders.
Indy’s Kaylee Carson drives against three Garinger defenders.

Indy started the quarter with a 14-0 run on two baskets by Jessica Timmons and Kaylee Carson scoring on an inbounds play and a jumper, Braylyn Milton hit a 3-pointer to give the Lady Patriots their 14-point lead.

After the Lady Wildcats’ three-point basket, Indy’s Gracie Breckenridge pulled down an offensive rebound and scored.  Twenty seconds later she grabbed another offensive rebound and with the stick back made the score 18-3.  After baskets by Jessica Timmons and Kaylee Carson, Gracie Breckenridge drained a foul-line jumper to give Indy a 24-3 first-quarter lead.

Chloe Moss scores in Friday’s win over Garinger.
Chloe Moss scores in Friday’s win over Garinger.

Jessica Timmons started the second quarter with five quick points followed by an old-fashion 3-point play by Chloe Moss to make the score 33-3.  With 3:17 remaining Braylyn Milton knocked down a 3-pointer.  Gracie Breckenridge scored in the lane and again on an offensive rebound.  Jessica Timmons finished the half on a drive down the lane to make the half time score 42-11.

With 4:41 left in the third quarter, Kaylee Carson triggered the continuous clock with a  jumper to make the score 54-13.  The Lady Patriots posted 12 more points to make the score 66-15 heading into the final period.

Even with the continuous clock the Lady Patriots still posted 17-points while holding the Lady Wildcats to only one point to take the 83-16 conference win.

Jessica Timmons posted a double-double scoring 25 points and coming up with 10 steals.  She also had 6 rebounds and 2 assists.  Gracie Breckenridge also posted a double-double.  She scored 14 points, pulled down 10 boards, 2 assists, and 2 blocked shots.  Kaylee Carson poured in 16 points, had 4 rebounds, 7 seven assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot.  Chloe Moss scored 12 points, got 4 rebounds, and had 2 assists.  Braylyn Milton added 10 points, a team-high 9 assists, and 3 steals.  Averie DiBenedetto had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 6 steals.  Tamia Burgess scored 2 points, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 2 blocked shots.  Lily Todd hit for 1 point, grabbed 4 rebounds, and had 1 steal.

Garinger  3    8    4    1  –  16

Independence   24  18  24  17  –  83

Men’s Game Garinger 21, Independence 67

Independence moved to 5-0 in the Southwestern 4A Conference play with a 67-21 home win over the Garinger Wildcats.

Camren Little puts up a runner in Indy’s fifth straight win.
Camren Little puts up a runner in Indy’s fifth straight win.

Jalen Hinton led the Patriots with 20 points.  He had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Landon King added 10 points, had 3 assists and 3 steals.  Camren Little scored 7 points,  2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocked shots.  Amir Davenport had 6 points,  4 assists, and 2 steals.  Sabastian Taylor scored 6 points,  4 rebounds and 1 assist.  Ralph Johnson had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 blocked shot.  Reginald Smith scored 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  Bryce Brooks added 4 points and 1 assist.  Divine Allah 3 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists,1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.  Tachai Miller 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Dyshawn Taylor 1 point, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.

Indy’s Jalen Hinton started the game with six straight points on his way to 12 first-quarter points as the Patriots sprinted out to a 29-7 first-quarter lead.

Indy didn’t let up in the second quarter adding 26 points to the team’s total while holding Garinger scoreless to make the halftime score 55-7.

With the mercy rule in effect at the start of the second half,  Indy scored only eight third-quarter points.  The Wildcats added nine points to their total making the score 63-16 at the end of three quarters.

Indy’s fourth-quarter play did not find favor with head coach Preston Davis. The Patriots scored only four points in the final period to take the conference win by a score of 67-21.

Garinger 7    0   9   5  –  21

Independence  29  26   8   4  –  67

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