High Point tops Sparta in HWS tourney semis

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  • High Point's Emily Mulvoy dribbles the ball while Sparta's Brianna Falco defends in the first period.

  • Sparta's Brianna Falco dribbles the ball while High Point's Emily Mulvoy defends in the fourth period.

  • Sparta's Emily Dilger handles the ball while covered by High Point's Margo Peterson in the first period.

  • High Point's Margo Peterson dribbles the ball.

  • Sparta's Paige Smith takes the ball towards the hoop in the first period.

  • Sparta's Brianna Falco dribbles the ball while High Point defender Morgan Smolen keeps pace in the first period.

WASHINGTON — Trisha Peterson scored 14 points, leading top-seeded High Point to a 40-35 win over No. 4 Sparta, on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Warren Hills Regional High School the HWS Tournament semifinals.

Margo Peterson and Tyra Wingle scored nine points apiece and Morgan Smolen contributed six points for High Point (19-4).

Erin Walsh led Sparta (14-8) with 18 points and five rebounds.

High Point will play sixth-seeded Delaware Valley Regional High School in the finals scheduled for February 23rd in Sparta.

— Photos by George Leroy Hunter

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