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Bryson City – Franklin pulled away in the closing minutes to take a close, hard fought, win from the Swain County High School Lady Devils varsity basketball team by the score of 54-49. The Panthers used superior size to control the offensive glass and cause the Lady Devils trouble, as the Panthers scored 16 points off of 2nd chance opportunities.
Mazie Helpman paced Swain with a team high 13 points. Savana Smith added 12 points, while Ashton Younce finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds for Swain.
Lady Devils post 63-58 win over Rosman
Bryson City – The Lady Devils built an 11 point lead heading into the 4th quarter then held off a Rosman comeback to post a 63-58 conference win on Friday. Swain controlled the 2nd and 3rd quarters to build their 11-point lead, with their largest lead being 14 points.
Mazie Helpman paced all scorers with a game high 27 points. Helpman made 9 straight free throws down the stretch to help Swain hold off the Tigers and scored 15 of her 28 in the second half.
Senior Ashton Younce pulled down a career and game high 15 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive glass. Younce’s efforts gave Swain a decisive advantage on the boards. She also contributed 4 assists and 4 steals for the Devils.
Savana Smith added 15 points on 6 of 13 shooting, while Freshman Amaya Hicks chipped in 11 points. Hicks added 5 rebounds and 5 assists.