Watauga WBB thunders over and around Ashe County, 62-20

Watauga WBB thunders over and around Ashe County, 62-20
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Blowing Rock’s Parris Bolick had a big hand in jumpstarting the Pioneers to the big win over Ashe County. Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

By David Rogers. December 1, 2017. BOONE, NC — As rivalry games go, it wasn’t much.  Senior forward Parris Bolick jumpstarted Watauga women’s basketball team with six points in the first quarter, and from that point on there was no stopping the Lady Pioneers en route to a convincing, 62-20 thumping of visiting Ashe County Friday night in front of a full house inside Lentz-Eggers Gym.

COVER IMAGE: Sophomore guard Rebekah Farthing goes in for the layup. Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

Senior guard Madie Darner recorded a game-high 16 points, while sophomore guard Brooke Byrd was close behind with 13.

Maddison Robinson (15) maneuvers around a Husky defender. Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

Those two Pioneer playmakers may have been the only ones in double figures, but there was plenty of scoring spread around the rest of the roster. Parris Bolick finished with nine points, while fellow starters Rebekah Farthing notched seven and senior guard Maddison Robinson with six.  Junior guard Cailey Haas came off the bench with a hot hand, scoring four point in the second quarter, but left before halftime with an ankle injury.

Watauga jumped out to a 17-5 lead after the first quarter, and it only got more lopsided as the game progressed.  The Pioneers more than doubled the Huskies’ offensive production in every period (17-5, 20-7, 10-4, and 15-4).

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Wednesday, December 6, vs. Avery County, at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

SLIDESHOW By David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

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