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Lady Knights Still Undefeated
ON HER WAY. Northern Nash’s Khadrijah Richardson (left) heads for a layup during last Tuesday’s home basketball conquest against league foe Southern Nash. (Graphic photos by Geoff Neville)
RED OAK -- At the beginning of the season, five foes stood in the way of Northern Nash’s potential perfect campaign in the Big East Conference girls basketball standings.

But the list of clubs hoping to vanquish the Lady Knights continues to diminish.

Northern is only two victories away from finishing its league slate with an unblemished mark.

The Lady Knights put their record to the test Tuesday at Wilson Fike and will wrap up regular season action Friday with a much-anticipated road event at Rocky Mount.

NN has already defeated the Lady Gryphons twice, but one of those outings came in overtime.

Heading into this week, the Lady Knights have continued to roll through a series of overmatched challengers.

Not only is Coach Grover Battle’s club undefeated in the Big East, but the Lady Knights are also 18-0 overall.

Last Tuesday, Southern Nash invaded the NN Gymnasium with the hope of ending that streak.

But the Ladybirds wouldn’t even score until the 5:07 mark of the second period.

By then, Northern Nash was rolling by an impressive 30-0 cushion.

Southern finally broke through on a jumper from Shaquana Langston, but the damage had long since been done by the Lady Knights.

With everybody on the bench playing in liberal fashion, Northern Nash would eventually soar to a 40-13 advantage at intermission.

NN then opened the third stanza with a 9-0 spurt that featured a jumper and ensuing trey from standout guard Alexus Hill.

Heading into the closing eight minutes, Northern had extended its advantage to 58-16.

Even with its subs on the floor in the final period, NN still held the Ladybirds to just three points during that finishing frame.

Northern Nash’s dynamic backcourt duo of Quinesha Lynch (16) and Hill (15) combined for 31 points for the winners.

Eleven different players dented the scorebook for NN.

Hill chipped in with six steals, while Ce Ce Harrison paced Northern Nash in the rebounding category with eight.

Northern’s defense was stifling the entire way, forcing the Ladybirds to commit 17 turnovers during the league matchup.

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