Havelock hoops teams advance in conference tourney

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

Havelock took a 17-13 advantage into halftime before the Vikings answered to even the score at 21-21 by the end of the third quarter.

Barrette drained a pair of 3-pointers within the first three minutes of the fourth quarter as the Rams extended their lead.

Trailing 31-24, White Oak went on a 9-0 run to take the lead.

“We had a lot of defensive intensity and some composure,” Ashdown said. “A couple girls made some shots. Things kept the momentum going for us.”

Barrette paced Havelock's low-scoring offensive attack with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Johnson netted eight and Shakina Dyer tallied five points and five boards.

Smith scored a game-high 16 points for the Vikings (15-10). Liric Levester snagged 15 rebounds.

“It's always going to be a test when we come here,” Ashdown said. “They always play with very tough defenses. We knew it was going to be a battle It was a good game.”

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