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Balanced Lady Pirates pull past Eagles

Nylah Young scored 22 points and had 6 rebounds for Hampton as the Lady Pirates won over Winthrop 62-48.

HAMPTON, Va. — Nylah Young scored 22 points and had six rebounds to lead three in double figures for Hampton as the Lady Pirates used a 19-8 fourth quarter to pull away from Winthrop 62-48 on Tuesday night.

Winthrop (10-12, 7-6) jumped out to its largest lead of the night at 13-8 on an Anika Riley jumper with 2:29 left in the opening quarter.  Hampton (13-10, 9-5) used a 10-2 sport to take an 18-15 lead on a Young jumper with 9:55 left in the half.

The lead went back and forth over the next few minutes as Hampton took the lead for good in the half with a Young jumper at the 2:59 mark for a 27-25 advantage. 

Hampton held a five-point lead on three occasions in the third quarter with a MaKayla Timmons 3-pointer with 96 seconds left giving the hosts a 43-38 lead.

In the fourth, the lead was exchanged three times as a pair of Ashley Bates free throws gave Hampton a 47-46 lead.  Those foul shots started a game-ending 17-2 run as a Bates layup gave Hampton a 62-48 lead with 71 seconds left.

Joining Young in double figures was Laren VanArsdale with 14 points and Bates with 12 points, five rebounds and five steals.  Her five steals pushed Bates’ career total to 304 steals.