2017-11-11 / Sports

Ingram reaches 2,000 points for her career in season-opening wins


RCS guard Elana Ingram surpassed 2,000 points for a career during this week’s games. 
FILE RCS guard Elana Ingram surpassed 2,000 points for a career during this week’s games. FILE The Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins and a landmark milestone for the most decorated players in the program’s young history.

Senior guard Elana Ingram surpassed the 2,000-point plateau during the Bulldogs’ 76-24 win against Chatham Charter Wednesday on the road. The multiple-time North Central Athletic Conference Player of the Year became just the 49th player in North Carolina High School Athletic Association history to surpass 2,000 points in a career.

Ingram has helped lead the Bulldogs to three consecutive NCAC titles and back-to-back regional finals appearances. RCS has amassed a record of 90-11 during Ingram’s time.

The Bulldogs opened the season with a 48-46 win against Neuse Charter Tuesday at home. RCS took a slim 34-31 lead into the fourth quarter and held on for the win.

Ingram had a big night with 26 points, 14 rebounds and four assists.

Te’Nisha Clayton finished with seven points and five boards to go along with two steals and two assists.

Freshman Madison Dunkley poured in seven points and pulled down three rebounds just a few days after playing for a 1A state title in volleyball.

Mackenzie Oliver finished with four points and three rebounds, while Nyah Daye and Zoe Russell added two points each.

The Bulldogs got off to a blistering start and flattened Neuse Charter.

RCS had a 22-8 lead after the first quarter that ballooned to 45-15 by halftime.

The final quarter was played with a continuously running clock after the Bulldogs lead reach 40 points.

Ingram carried the Bulldogs offensively with 44 points, 13 steals, five assists and six rebounds. Clayton poured in 15 points with three steals, while Oliver added six points and three boards.

Daye had a strong allaround game with four points, seven rebounds and three steals, while Dunkley added four points and a block.

Georgia Carver finished with three points, while Kailey Mangum added two blocks and two boards.

The Bulldogs will be back in action Friday at 6 p.m. when they host Henderson Collegiate in their opening game of the RCS Veterans’ Day Tournament. The boys’ teams will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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