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Girls basketball: Hall swishes 1,000th, leads Falcons

MOUNT ULLA — Khaila Hall wasn’t looking for the spotlight Friday night, but it found her anyway.

The West Rowan junior reluctantly accepted all the praise and hoopla that came with surpassing 1,000 career points in a 55-42 South Piedmont Conference win against Concord.

“She doesn’t like it, but she’s a leader,” head coach Ashley Poole. “She doesn’t like to be in the limelight. She’s a very humble person. But she’s actually a workhorse.”

Hall scored a game-best 13 points, but the basket everyone will remember came late in the first quarter. She took a feed from teammate Sierra Charles and drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key, ending a season-long pursuit.

“I was so relieved when it finally happened,” Hall said with an illuminating post-game smile. “I missed like my first three shots because I was shaking so much. But when I got it, I was ready for it to be over with. I was too jittery.”

Hall, who now has 1,008 career points, is the fifth Rowan County girls basketball player to reach the millennium mark this season.

West Rowan (9-13, 7-7  SPC) clung to fourth place in the league standings with the victory.

 

CONCORD (42): Thomas 12, Black 6, Canady 6, Ford 6, Houston 4, Davis 3, Privette 3, Robinson 1, Patton 1.

WEST ROWAN (55): Hall 13, Yow 12, Miller 10, Lovell 10, Martin 8, Goddard 2, Vaughters, Charles.

Concord  14  11  6  11 — 42

West Rowan  16  14  12  13 — 55

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