The Havelock girls team scored the first nine points of the contest and were never seriously threatened.


The Havelock girls team scored the first nine points of the contest and were never seriously threatened in picking up their first victory of the season, beating East Carteret 57-32 Tuesday at Havelock High.



The Rams got baskets from Kierra Fleming, Natalie Johnson, Apriel Barrette and Jalisa Wilson in going on top 9-0. The Mariners didn’t get their first points until the 3:54 mark of the first quarter.



Wilson then scored five points in a Havelock 11-0 run midway through the second quarter to help the Rams to a 33-15 lead at halftime.



The Mariners trailed by as much as 23 points in the third quarter, but got a 3-pointer at the buzzer from Caroline Yeomans to get within 45-32 entering the final period but would get no closer.



Wilson led the Rams with 14 points, while Fleming and Barrette added 10 each.



EC 9 6 17 6 —38



Hav 18 15 12 12 —57



East Carteret (38) — LaShaunda Rogers 11, Carolina Yeomans 9, Kyrah Davis 6, Shaina Taylor 6, Brooke Sykes 6.



Havelock (57) — Jalisa Wilson 14, Kierra Fleming 10, Apriel Barrette 10, Natalie Johnson 8, Vanessa Coyne 8, Alaya Fenderson 3, Shaolin McKinley 2, Brianna Jones 2.