Glaspie, Saints pound Cougars


DUDLEY - The recent mastery continues.

Ta’Niyah Glaspie notched her second consecutive double-double - 14 points, 12 rebounds - during Southern Wayne’s 58-24 romp over Goldsboro on Monday evening.

Though the Saints hold a slim 16-14 advantage against the Cougars since 2006, they have emerged victorious in six of the last nine meetings.

“The first half, I think we had that build-up it’s the first home game where everybody can be here and I think we got caught up in the crowd [excitement] and were rushing a lot of stuff,” SW assistant coach Takisha Vann said.

“I think we settled down the second half, played better…more team ball and started to make some things work.”

Particularly on defense.

A smothering full-court press further harassed an already-frustrated Goldsboro, which continued to turn the ball over. The miscues led to transition and second-half opportunities for the Saints, who collected 25 steals on the night.

Neveah Hines-Bass posted nine points, five assists and five steals. Jamaya Leach, one of three returning starters, stuffed her stat sheet with seven rebounds, six steals, four assists and 12 points.

Jamiya Bass had 10 points.

“There are little things we need to sharpen up on, even though we won the game,” Vann said. “Overall, the win is good.”


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