Kings tops Wilmington 49-25 in girls opener

WILMINGTON — A short-handed Wilmington team lost to Kings 49-25 Friday afternoon in the season opener at Fred Summers Court.

Katie Murphy led the Hurricane with nine points. Caroline Diels added six while Ke’Asia Robinson and Aidynne Tippett had four each. Emma Adams scored two points.

Kings was led by kassidy Ingram who had 16 points.

“They’re very solid,” WHS head coach Zach Williams said of Kings. “They have really good length (on defense). They have seniors who have played together for a while. They’ll be a tough team in their league.”

Williams said the Knights have good depth, going 8-10 deep.

The Knights led 24-3 after one quarter and 26-11 at halftime over the Hurricane. Wilmington, who was missing a couple of regulars, trailed 38-16 after three quarters.

“My girls played hard,” the WHS coach said. “They (Kings) hit some threes in the second half.”