Havelock hoops teams advance in conference tourney

Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM.

Wilson scored just four points, but her final bucket advanced the Rams to the next round where they will play D.H. Conley on Wednesday in Greenville.

White Oak rallied from a seven-point deficit to jump on top, 33-31, with :46 seconds left off a lay-up from Tineisha Smith. Moments later, Havelock's Apriel Barrette made a spin to the basket and floated the ball in to knot the score.

Rams' speedy guard Natalie Johnson then stole the ball before getting knocked out of bounds. Wilson then came through in the clutch for Havelock (14-9) with 1.9 seconds remaining.

White Oak's buzzer-beating halfcourt attempt clanked off the rim.

“We played 20 seconds of good man-to-man defense, they've moved the ball and we rotated,” said White Oak coach Carolyn Ashdown. “Their one girl got a lucky shot off.”

The Rams' pesky defense forced 40 turnovers, but they were dominated on the glass, getting outrebounded, 34-18.

“They killed us on the boards,” Spear said. “This was the first night we've really been dominated on the boards.”

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