Pirates whip Vikings, advance to semis
Porter Ridge High's girls basketball team is one win away from reaching the 4A state championship.
The Pirates led from start to finish in a 67-46 victory over North Meck in the state quarterfinals at Greensboro Coliseum's annex gym on Friday.
Porter Ridge, which improved to 26-3 on the season, plays Greensboro Page (26-1) in the semifinals on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates jumped out to a 12-2 lead and held a 25-13 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Porter Ridge stretched its lead to 17 by halftime (39-22) and was never threatened in the second half.
"It really helped for us to get off to a fast start," said Pirates coach Ina Thompson. "Teams are going to make their runs at this level, but we answered every time. We kept the game at our tempo."
Senior guard Jasmine Huntley scored a team-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting to lead Porter Ridge.
Jada Huntley, a senior forward, added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pirates, who also got 10 points and nine rebounds from senior forward Justice McKinney.