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High School Basketball:
Lady Chimeras Pass Another Test at the Primetime Shootout

Saturday, February 8, 2003

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

Make no mistake about it, the girl's basketball team from Willingboro High School are one of the best team for some time now that has totally dominate this area. Their record definitely speaks for itself as they have won all sixteen of their games so far this season by twenty points or more. Today, the Lady Chimeras got an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Prime Time Shootout at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton New Jersey. They were matched up against Council Rock North by twenty-six, 75-49. Crystal Langhorne was named the game's most valuable player.

This was a game that Crystal Langhorne and Tammy Meyers controlled the area inside the paint on offense while Lateisha Wade took care of the rest. When one of these players seemed to slow down, the other would pick up the slack. The first quarter was an outburst of scoring from both teams as Council Rock North's Brianna Finney had the shooter's touch. A combined total of 37 points scored looked as if Willingboro would have to outscore Council Rock to keep their winning streak alive. Finney's efforts alone gave North a one point lead after one quarter, but that’s when the Chimeras turned things around quickly.

The initial quarter would be Council Rock's best performance of the game. After that, Willingboro began to shut down their opponents scoring chances to open a lead to take control the rest of the way. Wade would be able to find a way through the defense either dished a pass to Meyers or take the ball straight to the hoop for two. That combination was working well for Willingboro through out this contest. Add the interior presence of Langhorne, Willingboro was able to cruise to the victory. Crystal Langhorne finished with a game high 31 points, Lateisha Wade added 21 and Tammy Meyers contributed 14 points for Willingboro. Council Rock North was led by Brianna Finney’s team 17 points and Kristen Verbit dropped in 15 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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