Lady Knights fall to South Rob, 50-37

ROWLAND — Nytia Lewis was too much for West Bladen to handle on Tuesday night.

Lewis registered a triple-double with 18 points, 16 blocks and 12 rebounds as the South Robeson girls basketball team topped the Knights (1-5, 0-4 TRC) 50-37.

“She’s my bread and butter,” South Robeson head coach Lula Ratley said. “When she can get it going, she’s hard to stop. Her effort was there tonight. We’re trying to build around her.

“She did a beautiful job tonight. She kept us in the game, and kept us where we needed to be at the time we needed to be there.

The Lady Mustangs (1-4, 1-3 TRC) were able to withstand several late pushes by the Knights, using Lewis’ athleticism to force the Knights into difficult shots.

“They never gave up,” Ratley said of her team’s effort. “They continued to bounce back. I saw a lot of effort.”

West Bladen was led by Elizabethth Allbright with 16 points. Chasitty Lacey and Seniah Johnson each canned three-pointers for the Lady Knights (1-5, 0-4).