Posted On: 11/27/19 4:38 PM

Last night Mallard Creek of Charlotte, NC rode into the Rock to play Rocky River also of Charlotte, NC. The venue was packed as most wanted to see the Mallard Creek team put on a show. Well, they did put on a show but it took a few quarters for them to complete the final act. The game was surprisingly tight early as Mallard Creek seemed to go through the motions and a game Rocky River team, with just 7 players kept things very close. The score was tied 21-21 at the half which was a major surprise. Rocky River coach Amber Neely had to be pleased with the effort and execution of her team as they fought to keep it close early. I'm sure at the half Mallard Creek coach Clarence Johnson encouraged his team to step it up a notch in preparation for the 3rd. Whatever coach Johnson said at halftime worked as Mallard Creek picked up the intensity and made plays to gain a lead of 41-31 at the end of the 3rd. Mallard Creek eventually pulled away in the 4rth and won 62-32. Mallard Creek Freshman guard Samyah Suffern increased the intensity by getting steals and

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