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East 76, North 66

July 27, 1985

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Adrina Crichlow scored 14 points and Dawn Royster added 13 Saturday to lead the balanced East to a 76-66 victory over the North in an opening women’s basketball game of the VI National Sports Festival.

A pair of baskets by Royster, a junior-to-be at North Carolina, gave the East a 19-18 lead with 8:13 left in the first half and it never again trailed.

Sydney Beasley chipped in with 10 points and Gert Scott nine for the East in the five-day, round-robin tournament.

Led by Shanda Berry, the North pulled to within 37-35 at halftime but the East extended its margin to 12 in the first five minutes of the second half.

Berry, a 6-foot-2 freshman-to-be at the University of Iowa, led the North with 11 points and seven rebounds. Jessica Haynes with 10 was the only other double-figure scorer for the losers.

″We felt going in that we had a great team spirit and that would take us a long way,″ said East Coach Sue Rojcewicz. ″It worked for us today and that’s the way we’ll win the gold medal - playing together.″

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