Girls basketball: East’s Fisher just shy of 1,000

Published 10:17 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SALISBURY — Reaching a career milestone was delayed Wednesday for East Rowan’s Kelli Fisher. Fisher went into the Mustangs’ game at Salisbury 23 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

A free throw with 5 minutes, 31 seconds left in the third quarter gave her 19 on the night. The 6-foot-3 senior, who signed last month with UNC Asheville, was pulled from the game right after that and watched the rest of East Rowan’s 62-35 win over Salisbury from the bench.

Jocelyn Lowe contributed 15 points to East Rowan’s win, and Shenique Pharr threw in 13.

The game was close in the first quarter. East Rowan jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first half of the period. The Hornets, with a couple of buckets from Shamora Houston and an and-one by Tyzerea Alexander, took an 8-7 lead just a couple minutes later.

The period ended with Lowe swishing a 24-foot 3-pointer as time expired. East Rowan was ahead 12-8 after scoring five points in the final minute.

It was all Mustangs the rest of the way.

Twelve points in the second quarter by Fisher brought the 1,000-point mark well within reach. She had 16 at halftime with the Mustangs ahead 30-16.

An 11-0 run in the third quarter, with Fisher already out of the game, increased the Mustangs’ lead to 46-20.

Katy Wolfe scored seven points for the Hornets.

 

BOX SCORE

EAST ROWAN (62): Lowe 2, Drew, Lowe 15, Shenelle Pharr 4, Ajayi 2, Shenique Pharr 13, Eller, Benge 7, Fisher 19.

SALISBURY (35): Roche, Wolfe 7, Capito 3, Philpot 2, Alexander 5, Honeycutt 5, Caldwell 2,

East Rowan 12 18 20 12 — 62

Salisbury 8 8 6 13 — 35

 

Adam Houston: 704-797-4287; twitter.com/AdamRHouston

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