Bryson City – It didn’t take the states top ranked 1A women’s basketball team long to show why they are so highly ranked. Murphy jumped out to a 21-11 1st quarter advantage and never looked back in taking an 88-56 win over Swain. The Bulldogs placed 4 players in double figures, using all 10 of their dressed players throughout the game.
For the Lady Devils Mazie Helpman led the way with a team high 18 points. Sophomore center Savana Smith had a solid game as well, before fouling out with 6:25 remaining in the 4th quarter. Smith scored 16 points and hauled in 8 rebounds with a pair of blocked shots. Amaya Hicks added 11 points and dished out 3 assists for Swain.