In what may have been the biggest upset of the Central Carolina Conference this women’s basketball season, Orange led by as many as 23 points and rolled past Western Alamance 71-54 on Friday night in Hillsborough. Senior Erin Jordan-Cornell scored 17 points for the Lady Panthers, who defeated a Western Alamance team that was ranked #1 in the 3A East Region just two weeks ago. The Warriors rolled past the Panthers 58-39 on December 13. Orange countered Western Alamance’s 3-point attack with some big shots from downtown of their own. Freshman Addie Atkins had a season-high 14 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in the third quarter that shut down a Warriors threat after they had whittled the Panthers’ lead down to 12 points. Orange led by as many as 23. Atkins had been a regular starter for Orange alongside seniors Jordan-Cornell, Nikayla Whitted and Jada Reed. The Panthers have won six of its last seven games, including victories over Walter Williams and Western Alamance. On Tuesday, Orange will face Williams again, their third matchup against the Bulldogs in five weeks. They will meet again on Tuesday night in Hillsborough with tipoff at 6PM.

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