LEGGETT – The Tarboro Lady Vikings finally have grasped the understanding of what veteran coach Jamie WIlloughby has tried to get them to do all season. Use their defense to force turnovers and transition it into offense to score easy baskets.
Tarboro did just that Friday in Leggett against their Two Rivers Conference rival the North Edgecombe Lady Warriors. The Lady Vikings started out slow, but picked up the defensive pace in the second quarter using three runs to pull away. They used two more runs late in the game to extend their lead and defeat North Edgecombe 51-28.
"Early on we struggled and being a big rival game it was hard to get into a rhythm," Willoughby said. "Once we got into the rhythm we were able to put defensive pressure on them and wear them down."
The win keeps the Lady Vikings (13-6, 7-1 Two Rivers Conference) one game back from first place and gives them an advantage going into Tuesday's game against Northampton. North Edgecombe (6-13, 2-4 Two Rivers Conference) on the other hand is in fourth place in the conference and fighting for a spot to get into the playoffs.
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