By MICHAEL HELD
PRINCETON—When you have two freshmen starting in your backcourt, you know with that may come some ups and downs. Both were on display last week as the Princeton girls basketball team needed to rally from a 14-point deficit to defeat C.B. Aycock, 45-43.
Megan Bryant hit two foul shots with 19.6 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs the late lead.
On the ensuing play up the court for the Golden Falcons, Princeton freshman Logan Sutton deflected an attempted pass and Meredith Wooten came up with the ball and dribbled out the clock.
It was fitting that the final play was a great effort provided by both Sutton and Wooten as the freshman duo accounted for 26 second half points to ignite the comeback.
Down 20-11 at the break, hustle and defense were the themes for the second half rally as the Bulldogs showed some life but not until after turning the ball over on their first two possessions of the third quarter to fall behind 24-11.
“I was not satisfied with the first half,” said Princeton coach Paula Wooten. “I felt we weren’t getting to loose balls or getting out there and hustling but in the second half, we hustled more.”
The Bulldogs slowly chipped away at the lead in the third quarter as Sutton exploded for nine points in the frame, including back-to-back possessions when Hayden Hinson found her on cuts to the basket for easy layups.
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