Lady Barons keep rolling

Published 10:48 am Thursday, January 18, 2024

GATESVILLE – The Lady Barons added to their win total by securing victories in their most recent two outings.

On Jan. 5, the Gates girls, on their home court, cruised past Bertie High School, 62-21.

As they have done for the majority of the 2023-24 season, the Lady Barons used a balanced scoring attack as four players scored in double figures against Bertie.

Leading the way were Semiyah Saunders and Kyndall Banks, each with 13 points. Zariah Rogers added 12 points while Camiya Riddick chipped in 11 points.

London Barber nearly made it five players in double figures for GCHS as she finished with eight points.

Even though she didn’t score, Semayia Cross made her presence felt in other ways in the win over Bertie as she dished out eight assists and came up with four steals.

Banks added to the win in other ways as well with seven steals, three assists, and three rebounds.

This past Friday night (Jan. 12) at home vs. Washington County, Saunders poured in 20 points and Barber added 17 points to lead the Lady Barons to a 66-48 victory.

Zebriya Woodley added 13 points to the victorious effort.

Gates County totally dominated the glass in this win, hauling down 70 rebounds. Barber was a force on the backboards as she collected 21 rebounds. Woodley and Saunders finished with 11 caroms each while Banks had 10 rebounds to go along with her four assists and two steals.

Cross added five points and four steals.

The Lady Barons (11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Four Rivers Conference) travels to Perquimans on Jan. 17 and will host Northeast Academy For Aerospace and Advanced Tech on Jan. 19.