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Panthers rally against North Pitt

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BETHEL — The North Johnston girls basketball team came all the way back in the fourth quarter to capture its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over North Pitt on Tuesday night by 48-46 decision. 

North Johnston (11-4, 1-2) traveled to Bethel to play a previously-unbeaten program in league play in North Pitt, entering halftime with a fragile lead. But in the third quarter, the Pitt County Panthers went on a 20-8 run to take back control over the game.

It took an 11-point advantage over the final eight minutes to close the deal, playing hard with just seven players on the roster.

North Johnston will travel to Nash Central on Friday.

Score by quarters:

North Johnston 12 11 8 17 48

North Pitt 8 12 20 6 46