AREA ROUNDUP: Forte, Wynn key CCS rout of Ridgecroft, 74-52

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AHOSKIE — The one-two punch of junior Jimmy Forte and freshman Eric Wynn for the Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team combined to outscore Ridgecroft on Thursday night en route to a runaway 74-52 win.

CCS, a 1-A member of the split 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents Conference, was led by Forte’s 32 points. He added six rebounds and six assists. Wynn posted a double-double, bucketing 22 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking six shots. 

Junior Christian McFarland was the third Cyclone in double figures, netting 10 points. CCS led 41-28 at the half and coasted into the fourth with a 60-38 lead.

The Cyclones remain out of conference Friday, hosting Hobgood Academy in ENCSD’s Barney Williamson Gym.

CCS (74)

Lane 3, Manning 2, Forte 32, McFarland 10, Piccolo 2, Wynn 22, Eger 3, Moran, Fate.


Birdsong 13, Taylor 21, Batts 4, Roberson 4, Daly 4, Glover  6, Barkley 2.


Score by quarters:

CCS 18 23 19 14 74

Ridgecroft 14 14 10 14 52



CBA splits tri-match at Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD — The Charles B. Aycock High wrestling team split a pair of nonconference matches Thursday night on the road, losing to Wayne County rival Rosewood 41-33 before rebounding to topple host Smithfield Neuse Charter, 60-18.

CBA (9-4), a 3-A member of the split 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference, led Rosewood 24-12 after six complete matches, only to see the 1-A Carolina Conference Eagles win six of the next eight to complete the comeback.

Versus Neuse Charter, CBA seized command with a quartet of pins and rode a shorthanded lineup from its opponent to a string of forfeit wins, cementing the final margin.

Juniors Tyler Hughes and Colby Perry won both matches for the Golden Falcons, as did sophomores Kevin Dickenson, Mikhael Reser and Omar Tucker.

CBA visits 3-A/4-A ECC foe Eastern Wayne on Saturday for the Warrior Holiday Duals.



Falcons continue ECC indoor track mastery

GOLDSBORO — With the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference winding towards its inaugural indoor track championships, the Charles B. Aycock High boys continued to assert themsevles as bonafide championship contenders Wednesday.

The Golden Falcons, in a seven-team meet at Eastern Wayne consisting of five of the league’s teams, outpointed Greenville Rose 133.5-121 on the strength of five first-place finishes.

Southern Wayne (87.5), Eastern Wayne (85), Goldsboro (14.5), New Bern (9.5) and Spring Creek (8) rounded out the field, with Goldsboro and Spring Creek not affiliated with the ECC.

Davis Carroll won two events for CBA, claiming the 1,000-meter run in 3:09 and the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:57.

Chance Hobday and Matthew Stoudt were first and second in the 3,200-meter run, with Hobday winning the race in 11:35.

Leaping to a new personal record in the high jump, Quevion Henderson turned in a mark of 5 feet, 2 inches, while in the triple jump, Marquard Ferguson and Carson Waddell were first and second, respectively.

Ferguson traversed an even 36 feet to win the event.

The CBA boys 4x400 relay team of Michael Slocum, John Rodriquez, Shane Nash and Aaron Macias finished second.

Third-place finishers for the Falcons on the boys side were Carroll, Eduardo Pinon, Stoudt and Todd Gardner in the 4x800 relay. Michael Slocum was third in the 500-meter dash, with Rodriquez third in the long jump.

CBA was third in the girls division with 49 points despite being shorthanded with nine competitor. Rose easily outdistanced Eastern Wayne 121.5-73.5, with Southern Wayne (32), Spring Creek (28), New Bern (21) and Goldsboro (15) rounding out the field.

The Lady Falcons secured a first-place showing in the 4x400 relay, with Denai Watkins, Kristen Ridgle, Trinity Person and Taylor Nevin-Burke leading the way in 6:11.

Other relay performers were Watkins, Person, Elicia Brown and Elena Allen, who raced to a second-place finish in the 4x200 relay. Ridgle, Courtney Williams, Nevin-Burke and Carmack were third in the 4x800 relay.

Individually, Nevin-Burke added a second-place run in the 1,000 meters. Person and Watkins were third in the 55 hurdles and 55-meter dash, respectively.

“We saw a lot of new personal records and competitive events,” CBA coach Joseph Otellio said. “Our coaching staff is super proud of CBA’s athletes. Our men’s division was able to keep their first-place streak, and we hope this will continue throughout the season. We are especially proud of our ladies division. We only had nine girls competing yesterday, and to place third with 43 points tells us that our few girls are bringing stiff competition.”



DASH avenges earlier losses

The DASH United boys basketball team gained a measure of revenge for their only defeats this week with victories at Wilson Prep and Greenfield.

With a 61-40 win over Wilson Prep on  Thursday to move to 11-2, DASH completed the two-game sweep. 

On Monday, DASH took down th Knights 54-47.

Against WPA, DASH was paced by the 23 points of Jonathan Weeks and 16 from Elijah Skinner. In the process, DASH held the Tigers’ leading scorer, Devyn Bullock, to just six points. James Cooper, a sophomore, led the Tigers (7-3) with seven.

DASH visits Community Christian on Friday at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf’s Barney Williamson Gym.