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The visiting Swansboro Pirates slowed the pace of the game down versus Havelock Wednesday night partly by design, yet partly by accident.
The Rams forced Swansboro into committing 23 turnovers and neither team shot well from the field in a 42-35 Havelock victory.
Each team saw only one player reach double-figure scoring as Apriel Barrette led the Rams with 10 points and Kylie Cleve posted 15 for the Pirates.
The difference, ultimately, may have been from the charity stripe.
Havelock shot 13-for-24 (54 percent) while Swansboro was 5-for-12 (42 percent).
The Rams also won the rebounding war with a slight 26-24 edge.
Emily Bowman was big inside for the Rams, putting up eight points and grabbing five rebounds.
Swansboro guard Alex Watkins, who is usually among the Pirates’ leaders in offensive output, managed just three points.
Havelock improves to 6-6 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in Coastal Conference play, while Swansboro drops to 8-5 and 1-3 in the conference.
Havelock (42) – Apriel Barrette 10, Emily Bowman 8, Jalisa Wilson 7, Shaolin McKinley 5, Iesha Cooper 4, Natalie Johnson 4, Courtney Beall 2, Dominique Martinez 2.
Swansboro (35) – Kylie Cleve 15, Miranda Glover 9, Alex Watkins 3, Ashton Champion 2, Andrea Heredia 2, Ashley Oriol 2, Abby Taylor 2.
Rebounds: Havelock – 26 (Jalisa Wilson – 6), Swansboro – 24 (Ashley Oriol 8). Turnovers: Swansboro – 23, Havelock – 15.Free Throws: Havelock - 13/24 (54 percent), Swansboro – 5/12 (42 percent).
Jordan Honeycutt is a reporter for the Sun Journal.