The Green team’s second straight loss dropped its record to 5-4 on the season, while the Lady Pirates improved their mark to a perfect 7-0.
The Lady Pirates limited Richmond to single digits in all four quarters.
Lumberton led 4-3 after the first quarter. The Lady Pirates held Richmond to one point in the second to take a 12-4 halftime lead. Lumberton used a 12-0 run to begin the third, capped by Miranda Hammonds’ layup with 3:00 left in the quarter to increase its advantage to 24-4. The Lady Pirates outscored Richmond 14-2 in the quarter and entered the fourth with a 26-6 lead.
“I just told the girls at halftime that we need to put more pressure on the ball, and they were able to do that,” Lumberton coach Mark Kinlaw said. “We also did a good job of outrebounding them and we shot the ball better in the second half on the outside.”
Jordan Jones paced the Lady Pirates with nine points, while Melody Hunt and Taylor McBryde each had six points. Kayla Ewing led the Green team with four points, while Heather Locklear scored two points. Charity Waddell, Kadijah Harrington and Damajah Underwood all had one point apiece.
The Green team will attempt to end its losing streak when it returns to action at South View on Thursday with tipoff slated for 4:30 p.m.
After that, the Raiders will be idle for nearly two weeks, returning to action Wednesday, Jan. 27 when they host Pinecrest.
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