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Cross Creek takes two from Hephzibah


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Her team is undefeated, but after Cross Creek girls basketball coach Kim Schlein watched Naomi Wilds intercept passes and Breanna Bryant get layups, even she admitted she didn’t anticipated this.

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Cross Creek's Breanna Bryant attempts a jump shot over defenders during a home win over Hephzibah on Wednesday.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Cross Creek's Breanna Bryant attempts a jump shot over defenders during a home win over Hephzibah on Wednesday.

Cross Creek scored the game’s first 20 points and rolled to a 62-39 home win over Hephzibah on Wednesday night.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” Schlein said. “They just couldn’t recover from that.”

The Lady Razorbacks’ pressure forced turnovers during the run, and the offense was patient in dissecting Hephzibah’s defense.

By the time Hephzibah finally scored, only 1 minute remained in the first quarter.

Cross Creek (19-0) started out strong and ended with a push behind Ashleigh Outler, who scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

Bryant led all scorers with 19 points.

Hephzibah trimmed the gap to 12 in the third quarter, but Cross Creek immediately put together a 9-2 run to go ahead comfortably.

In the boys game, the Razorbacks rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to win 50-41.

Slogging through the early stages with turnovers and close misses, Cross Creek scored only two points in the opening quarter.

At the same time, Tamyrik Fields’ grit helped the Rebels take that double-digit lead.

The Razorbacks found long-range consistency in the second half and stayed tough on defense, finally taking the lead when Maurice Berry connected on a 3-pointer.

With the tide turned, Hephzibah tried to rally, but the Rebels struggled to find high-percentage shots.

“We were kind of anxious to play,” Cross Creek coach Carlos Carter said about the start. “But they came out in the second half with confidence.”

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