AREA ROUNDUP: Griffin’s double-double helps Lady Chargers stay unbeaten

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Senior McKenna Griffin produced a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team remained unbeaten through five games with a 57-37 defeat of visiting Wake Christian on Tuesday.

Ashley Hartsfield scored 11 points while Madison Carnes added 10 points for the Lady Chargers. Senior Christy Jones snatched 10 rebounds as Wilson Christian pulled down 37 rebounds, helping it to overcome 28 turnovers.

Emma Stout’s 12 points paced Wake Christian. The Lady Bulldogs, formerly the Lady Chargers’ rivals in the North Carolina Christian School Association and a now 3-A members of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association, dropped to 2-2.

Wilson Christian is off until Tuesday, Nov. 27, when it visits Neuse Christian in Raleigh.


Wake christian (37)

Emma Stout 12, Mills 8, Adcock 8, Woods 4, Eisbrenner 3, Collins 2.

wilson christian (57)

Griffin 14, Hartsfield 11, Carnes 10, Tant 7, Jones 5, Barnes 4, Vick 3, Gossett 3.


Score by quarters:

Wake Christian 8 8 13 8 37

Wilson Christian 11 18 9 19 57

Lady Demons top Clinton in opener

Fike tipped off its varsity girls basketball season Monday night with a 51-39 victory at home against Clinton.

Ashleigh Sage, a 6-foot-2 senior center, led the Lady Demons with 17 points while Jah’Asia Pernell, Brikayla Whitaker and Kendall Harris each netted 11 points.



Chargers fall to Wake Christian 

A tumultous second quarter decked the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night, as the Chargers yielded 33 points in the second quarter en route to a 70-24 loss to ancient rival Wake Christian.

Junior Harrison Parker had 10 points for WCA, which remained winless through four contests. Senior Andrew Blalock had six.

Wake Christian, which climbed to 2-0, placed four scorers in double figures. Will Cockrell’s 20 points led the Bulldogs.

WCA trailed 16-8 after one quarter, but the second-period deluge left it down 49-20 at the half.

The Chargers host Raleigh New Life Camp on Friday, Nov. 30.



Carroll 6, Holland 14, Diggs 15, Tew 12, Cockrell 20, Bright 3.


Murray 4, Parker 10, Blalock 6, Thompson 3, Peacock 1.


Score by quarters:

Wake Christian 16 33 16 5 70

Wilson Christian 8 12 2 2 24

Fike pulls away from Dark Horses, 78-58

Junior Moses Parker made quite the debut to his 2018-19 season for the Fike High varsity boys basketball team, netting 30 points amd pulling down 16 rebounds in a 78-58 win over Clinton in the season opener for both teams Monday night.

The 3-A Big East Conference Golden Demons held a two-point lead at halftime, but sprinted to a 44-31 lead after three quarters and put up 32 points in the fourth.

Senior Elijahwon Cooper had 11 points, with seniors Jaylen Ward and Jeffrey Dickerson getting eight points each.

“We started slow, but when we got the tempo up where we wanted it, we played much better,” Fike head coach Brent Secrest said.

Dominic Rayner’s 18 points led Clinton of the 2-A East Central Conference.

Fike is the guest of Ayden-Grifton on Monday.



Hicks 3, Darden, Owens 13, Lawson 12, Venable 9, Do. Rayner 18, Monk, De. Rayner 3.

FIKE (78)

Ward 8, Atkinson 7, Evans 6, Cooper 11, Dickerson 8, Wilder 2, Phelps 4, Lee 2, Parker 30.


Score by quarters:

Clinton 13 11 7 27 58

Fike 13 13 18 34 78



Falcons beat Rams to christen new mat

PIKEVILLE — C.B. Aycock christened its new wrestling mat with a 52-21 victory over Greene Central in Tuesday’s home opener for the Golden Falcons, now 5-2 on the season.

Johnathan Parks of Aycock claimed the victory on the first match on the new mat as he pinned Coryantae Dawson at 3 minutes, 20 seconds of the second period in their 113-pound match.

Tyler Hughes scored a 19-7 major decision over Greene Central’s Jared Fields to push his record to 7-0.

Among Aycock’s winners by fall were 132-pounder Mikhael Reyser, Greyson Francisco (138), Colby Perry (160), Turner Bass (220) and A.J. Crocker (285).

Ricardo Rivera at 145 pounds and Andres Garcia at 195 collected pins for the Rams.

The Falcons are off until Tuesday, Nov. 27, when they host Franklinton and North Lenoir in a tri-match.



WCA girls thump Wake Christian

Katelyn Parker scored eight points and Paige Barnes added six points as the Wilson Christian girls basketball team handed visiting Wake Christian a 28-11 loss Tuesday.

The Lady Chargers climbed to 4-1 on the season.

WCA collects first victory

The Wilson Christian boys basketball team prevailed for the first time in five contests Tuesday with a 33-30 overtime victory over visiting Wake Christian.

Tay Davis had 16 points for the Chargers as Matthew Wood tossed in six.

The Chargers visit Rocky Mount Faith Christian on Monday.

CCS clips Greenfield 23-20

The Community Christian School girls basketball team held on for a 23-20 win over Greenfield on Monday.

Lexi Gardner led the Lady Cyclones with eight points, with Abigail Jackson and Gracie Beamon chipping in six points each.

CCS (1-1) is home to Lawrence Academy on Monday, Nov. 26.

DASH sprints by Wilmington

ROCKY MOUNT — Elijah Skinner poured in 22 points Monday night, and the DASH United boys basketball team eased to a 67-50 victory over the Wilmington Cardinals.

Three players scored in double figures for DASH, with Jacob Dienes adding 14 points. Jordan Bailey had 12.

Greenfield rolls past Cyclones 75-37

Nathan Woodard led four scorers in double figures Monday in pacing the Greenfield School boys basketball team to a 75-37 win over Community Christian at ENCSD’s Williamson Gym.

Frankie Peele tallied 14 points for the Knights, while Will Powell and Justin Holland each had 12.

For CCS (0-3), Landon Beamon led the Cyclones with 11 points. Jacob Harper and Ian Dixon each bucketed nine points.

Tigers ease by Hurricanes 50-27

The Wilson Prep boys basketball strolled into the Thanksgiving break with a spotless record following a 50-27 win over Cape Hatteras on Friday afternoon.

Junior Daushaun Williams led a balanced scoring effort for Wilson Prep with 11 points as the Tigers improved to their fourth win without a loss.

Sophomore Majesty Felder added seven, with sophomores Devyn Bullock and James Cooper tacking on six points each.

Wilson Prep visits Northwest Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. 27.