MINT HILL, NC – On “Senior Night” the Lady Patriots continued winning the game they are expected to win. This conference matchup was never in doubt as Indy completed a 16-0 run before the Ravens’ Danasia Sanders scored on a jumper. The Patriots ended the opening frame with a commanding 20-4 advantage. Indy’s leading team scorer and conference scoring leader Kaylee Carson (19.6 points per game) tallied 7 points, followed by Tamia Burgess with 4; senior Jennifer Stancil hit a nice 3-pointer. Coach Lauren Galvani-Lewis started all four seniors along with her top offensive player sophomore Kaylee Carson. The seniors were on the court during the first six minutes of the basketball game before being replaced by starters Kamryn Kitchen and Chloe Moss.
In the second period, the Patriots continued rotating players in and out of the lineup. However, Carson now rested on the bench after drilling a couple of 3-pointers by nice feeds from teammate Kitchen. Now with Kitchen running the offense, her crisp passing skills, and ability to set up others for scoring opportunities, only Chloe Moss was able to take advantage and delivered 4 points in the period. By intermission, Indy held a very comfortable 30-6 edge.
In the second half, Carson exploded and seemed to score at will. After Kitchen drilled a 3-point shot swishing through the net, she was pulled to sit most of the entire second half. However, Carson remained on the court to contribute 9 more points, and senior Tamia Burgess added a basket under the boards. The Patriots outscored the Ravens 11-7 to expand upon their already huge lead.
In the final frame, with all the subs now rotating off the bench with the exception of Carson, who scored 5 more points, Lily Gorum 2, and Mckinley Sellars a free throw, the Pats tallied 9 more insurance points. Meanwhile, the Lady Ravens played their best basketball in the final period and outscored the home team 13-9 to finish strong.
Carson led all scorers with 25 points; she just missed her second double-double of the season with 9 rebounds, Burgess with 6, and Kitchen with 5 points. While Gabrielle Golphin had 8 points, and Armani Womack had 6 for the Ravens.