Not only have the Cedar Ridge girls basketball team earned its first win of the season, but they knocked off a previously undefeated squad to do it.
Carrie Davis scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Red Wolves defeated Carrboro 62-47 on Friday night at Red Wolves Gymnasium.
Davis canned a three-pointer in the waning seconds of the first half to give the Red Wolves a 25-18 lead going into the locker room. The Red Wolves full-court pressure stymied the Jaguars into 27 turnovers.
Yolanda Simpson added 14 points for the Red Wolves (1-2), while Miracle Page added eleven.
Davis scored eight points in the third quarter, 13 in the second half as Carrboro quickly fell behind by double digits early in the third quarter and never recovered.
Grace Nanney led Carrboro with 19 points. Deja Tucker added 14.
It was an impressive result for Cedar Ridge considering Carrboro opened the season 4-0 with wins against cross-district rivals Chapel Hill (42-34) and East Chapel Hill (62-47).
Cedar Ridge came in 0-2 after losses to Person and Riverside. But coach Felton Page didn’t feel his team was lacking in the openin games.
“We haven’t been playing that badly,” said Page. “We haven’t capitalized on turnovers. We missed a lot of free throws and we still have things to improve on. Carrie got hot and that helped out tremendously.”
The Red Wolves return to action at home on Monday against Graham. Tipoff is at 5:30 in a tripleheader that begins with the JV boys game at 4.
“I think we’re coming along with our full court press,” said Page. “They were probably surprised about that. Right now, that’s our m.o. We’re still young and we have to fight somehow.”
CARRBORO–Deja Tucker 14, Brooke Fields 2, Grace Nanney 19, Myasia Jarrett 5, Cameron Farrah 7.
CEDAR RIDGE–Grace Davies 7, Yolanda Simpson 14, Miracle Page 11, Carrie Davis 16, Madison Wardlow 4, Natalie Garay 2, Taylia Jean 4, Jasmine Lee 2, Jacori Walton 1.