By Peter Vankevich
The Lady Dolphins lost in their N.C. High School Athletic Association girls basketball 1A East Division first round tournament game at Camp Lejeune to a very good team. Trailing only 12-10 in a slow starting quarter for both teams, the Devil Pups had a strong second quarter to take a 24-14 half time lead.
Regrouping, the Dolphins led by the scoring of Lucy O’Neal, Sydney O’Neal and Bricea Moreno and good ball handling by Katie O’Neal, the team fought back to take a 40-37 lead with less than four minutes to play. The Devil Pups rallied in the final two minutes to finish leading 47-42.
The Dolphins couldn’t rally in the fourth quarter and the final score was 66-53, thus ending a very good season. Stats are not available, but the leading scorers for the Lady Dolphins were Lucy O’Neal and Sydney Austin.