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and stopped and popped from near the foul line in tran­si­tion for a 36-33 Eas­ton lead with 1:12 to go.

The War­riors gained a four­point cush­ion on a free throw by Jeter and added two more Pritch­ett free throws to fin­ish the game’s scor­ing.

“I felt con­fi­dent [shoot­ing the free throws],” Pritch­ett said. “We work on it a lot in prac­tice. You have to hit your free throws and layups to win the game.”

“We set some team goals to try to keep the game un­der 40,” Coach Grif­fith said. “They’ve got a phe­nom­e­nal player in Emma Hill that we had to worry about all night long, but like I said, they’re a very good bas­ket­ball team and we were for­tu­nate enough to get out of here with a win.”

Hill led Queen Anne’s with 14 points. It was the se­cond straight loss for the Lions (82, 6-2) after start­ing the sea­son with eight straight wins.

Get­ting some bal­anced scor­ing in the first quar­ter, Eas­ton led 10-4 at the end of the quar­ter. The Lions, though, had some suc­cess with their full-court de­fen­sive pres­sure early in the se­cond quar­ter for six quick points to tie the game. After that the largest lead by ei­ther team un­til the fi­nal minute was three.

Becca Clay canned a tran­si­tion bucket that put the Lions up 17-16 at the half, and they led 28-25 at the end of the third quar­ter.

“Eas­ton came out and played well and we had trou­ble from the foul line all night, and that’s gonna cost us,” Lions head coach Mike Kern said. “Our field-goal per­cent­age wasn’t very good. We took a lot of shots. Against Kent Is­land we didn’t get many shots off. Here, we had a lot of open looks. We missed a lot of open looks. And it was one of those heated games, and we just didn’t men­tally cap­i­tal­ize.”

The Lions are hop­ing to have Al­lie Har­ris back from an in­jury by the end of the sea­son.

K. Is­land 82, N. Dorch­ester 13 SHILOH — Se’Ri Miles scored 27 points and Han­nah Mo­ran had 22 as the Buc­ca­neers re­mained un­beaten. Ali Patch­ett fin­ished with 10 points and 10 re­bounds for Kent Is­land (10-0, 8-0). Fol­low me on Twit­ter @csknauss / email me at ck­nauss@star­dem.com

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