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HALIFAX — Junior forward Devyn Bullock had a double-double as Wilson Prep launched varsity boys basketball play in the 1-A Tar Roanoke Conference on Friday night with an 85-40 win at Southeast Halifax.
Their fourth straight win left the Tigers, playing in their first season in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, with a 6-1 mark while the Trojans fell to 0-5 overall.
The Tigers opened up a 28-11 lead after one quarter and took a 25-point advantage into halftime.
“The guys played their tails off tonight in our first conference contest,” said WPA first-year head coach Anthony Atkinson Jr. “We defended and put on an absolute show!”
Bullock led the way with 18 points and 16 rebounds while junior forward Eric Wynn just missed a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds. Nasir Blackston had 11 points and six rebounds while Omarreyon Johnson contributed eight points, seven assists and six rebounds.
Junior JeZavion Moody accounted for 22 points for the Trojans.
Wilson Prep is off until Dec. 26 when it faces Clayton in the Bunn Holiday Classic.
WILSON PREP (85)
Blackston 11, Land 9, O. Johnson 8, Williams 7, Farmer 3, Bryan 3, Wynn 18, Smith 8, Bullock 18.
SE HALIFAX (40)
Moody 22, Jones 2, Evans 8, Nicholson 2, Moore 4, Hunter 2.
Score by quarters:
Wilson Prep 28 26 18 13 — 85
SE Halifax 11 18 6 5 — 40
Lebo keys Knights past United Faith
ROCK HILL, S.C. — In a showdown of North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A teams ranked in the top five, the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team grinded to a 62-48 conquest of United Faith Christian Academy of Charlotte in the Battle of the Rock at Nation Ford High on Friday.
Senior guard Creighton Lebo drilled in a game-high 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Knights, reigning NCISAA 1-A state champions, to their fifth straight win and 11th overall against two losses.
From a 11-11 standoff after one quarter, Greenfield took command by outscoring the Falcons 21-6 in the second quarter.
The Knights entered No. 1-ranked in 1-A, while United Faith (6-5) was No. 4.
“One of our best defensive efforts,” assessed Greenfield head coach Rob Salter. “We showed a lot of toughness on the glass. It was a blue-collar win. We executed and stayed true to what we wanted to do.”
Lebo was complemented by seniors Trey Pittman and Jordan Lynch with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Salter also singled out the fourth-quarter hustle plays of eighth-grader Hampton Evans, who drew a starting assignment with senior Colin Guilford sitting out the game for disciplinary reasons.
Greenfield completes play in the Battle at the Rock at 1 p.m. Saturday against South Point (South Carolina) High.
Lebo 25, Lynch 10, Pittman 11, Evans 8, Bailey 8, Holland, Pender, Woodard.
UNITED FAITH (48)
Dudley 4, Patterson 17, Hester 3, Redd, De La Rosa 2, Gilbert 2, Massey 10, Scheuermann 4, Cortez 6.
Score by quarters:
Greenfield 11 21 9 21 — 62
United Faith 11 6 14 17 — 48
Solid 4th quarter too late for WCA
A solid fourth-quarter performance came far too late for the Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team that suffered a 76-67 North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region setback to Bethel Christian of Kinston on Friday night.
The Chargers, winless in the region, were outscored each of the first three quarters and struggled to find a defensive answer for the Bethel duo of Quan Hamilton and Josh Sutton.
Hamilton and Sutton each blistered the nets for 26 points. Trey Phillips added 10 points as Bethel climbed to 3-0 in the region and to 5-4 overall.
The Chargers finally clicked in the final period as senior Harrison Parker buried a trio of 3-point shots and Spencer Parker came through with six points.
Sophomore Deston Melvin topped the WCA scoring with 19 points. Harrison Parker fired in 17 and junior Spencer Parker 11.
WCA, 0-3 in the region and 2-9 against all foes, plays for the final time before the holidays at home Monday night against Wake Christian of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 4-A division.
BETHEL CHRISTIAN (76)
Hamilton 26, Truett 2, Sutton 26, Washington 9, Pollock, Sanderson, Williams, Stroud, Warren, Gurley 3, Phillips 10.
Melvin 19, Ortiz 2, Horrell 7, H. Parker 17, S. Parker 11, Jackson, Peacock 5.
Score by quarters:
Bethel 22 22 20 12 — 76
WCA 15 14 16 22 — 67
Cyclones register first league win
WINTERVILLE — The visiting Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team cracked the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Coastal Independents Conference win column with a 73-55 victory against Christ Covenant on Friday evening.
Jimmy Forte, a 6-foot-3 senior, poured in a season-high 38 points to lead the Cyclones to their third win against seven losses. CCS stands 1-2 in the conference.
Forte was complemented by 6-3 junior Andrew Gattis with 15 points and senior Mike Piccolo with 11. Senior Thomas Lane pulled down seven rebounds.
The Cyclones of head coach Roland Loftin next see action against Grace Christian of Raleigh in the Greenfield Christmas Tournament next Thursday.
Falcons thump West Johnston 41-28
PIKEVILLE — Playing its final nonconference varsity boys basketball game before 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference action begins, C.B. Aycock jumped out to a quick start and downed visiting West Johnston 41-28 on Friday.
The 3-A Golden Falcons improved to 3-5 with their second straight win as they held the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference Wildcats (1-7) to just two points in the opening period. Senior Alijuan Moore led CBA with 10 points while senior Charles Walker and Ashton Peronzini each finished with eight points.
The Falcons tip off ECC play at home Tuesday, Dec. 17, against South Central.
WEST JOHNSTON (28)
No scoring information available.
C.B. AYCOCK (41)
McLarin 3, Peronzini 8, Moore 10, Walker 8, Poindexter 2, Lane 4, Reid 4, Williams 2.
Score by quarters:
West Johnston 2 8 10 8 — 28
C.B. Aycock 10 10 13 8 — 41
Lady Tigers seize first league game
LITTLETON — Playing its first conference game as a first-year member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A ranks, the visiting Wilson Prep varsity girls basketball team posted a 41-33 victory against Southeast Halifax on Friday night.
Both teams were tipping off Tar Roanoke Conference competition and the Lady Tigers of head coach Ashley Banks improved to 6-1. Southeast Halifax emerged winless in five outings.
“We were excited for it to be our first conference game in a new association,” Banks commented. “We started off well.”
And said Banks, Wilson Prep followed senior captains Trinity Mobley and Dymya Robinson to victory. The Lady Tigers stayed out front after forging a 10-5 first-quarter lead.
Mobley responded with a double-double of 18 points and 10 steals. She tied for the team high with six rebounds. Robinson tossed in 10 points. Grace Ziegler came up with five steals.
WILSON PREP (41)
Mobley 18, Robinson 10, Thompson 6, Riley 2, Ziegler 2, Poole 3.
SOUTHEAST HALIFAX (33)
Bryant 16, Parker 9, Heckstall 4, P. Whitaker 1, Davis 2, N. Whitaker 1.
Score by quarters:
Wilson Prep 10 10 9 12 — 41
SE Halifax 5 10 6 12 — 33
WCA girls overwhelm Bethel Christian
The Wilson Christian Academy varsity girls basketball team romped to a 50-11 North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region triumph against visiting Bethel Christian of Kinston.
The Lady Chargers owned a 20-0 margin in the second quarter before Bethel tallied the first of its five field goals. WCA notched its second region win without a loss and improved to 9-3 against all foes.
“We played well,” reviewed WCA head coach Brian Trull. “We executed in the first half. It was a conference game and we’ve got to win them.”
Senior Ashley Hartsfield led the Wilson Christian scoring with 11 points, while senior Kayla Tant and junior Paige Barnes tossed in eight each.
Senior Olivia Vick contributed four assists and four steals, while 5-foot-11 freshman Sophia Nesbit grabbed six rebounds.
The Lady Chargers complete play before the holidays at home Monday against Wake Christian.
BETHEL CHRISTIAN (11)
Vause 2, Wade 2, Suggs 2, L. Fulcher 2, Cannon 2, O. Fulcher 1.
WILSON CHRISTIAN (50)
Hartsfield 11, Tant 8, Barnes 8, Vick 2, Gossett 2, Willard 2, Nesbit 6, Parker 5 , Carnes 4, Petty 2, Hoskins, Bass, Renfrow, Turner.
Score by quarters:
Bethel 0 4 4 3 — 11
WCA 14 20 13 3 — 50
First half woes sink Lady Cyclones
WINTERVILLE — Early foul trouble and a scoreless second quarter proved more than the Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team could overcome in dropping a 30-26 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Coastal Independents Conference decision to host Christ Covenant on Friday evening.
Three Lady Cyclones were forced to the bench with foul trouble in the opening quarter and a scoreless second quarter enabled Christ Covenant to build a 11-4 advantage after one quarter to 17-4 at halftime. Christ Covenant spent much of the first half shooting free throws.
The Lady Cyclones fell behind by 14 points before rallying behind junior Makayla Webb. With Webb, 6-foot-2 junior Alexis Langley, junior Logan Vaughan and senior Cheyenne Gardner each netting three points in the final quarter, CCS closed the deficit to 27-25.
CCS missed a chance to tie at the foul line and free throws helped Christ Covenant stay out front. Head coach Kenneth Atkinson mentioned that his Lady Cyclones missed free throws and
The contest marked the return of Gardner, a point guard who managed five points. Gardner had been sidelined with an injury.Webb’s nine points paced the CCS scoring. The Lady Cyclones slipped to 0-3 in the conference and to 2-8 in all games.
CCS now breaks for the holidays and returns to action at home (Peace Church gym) on Jan. 3 against Hickory Christian.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (26)
Walker, Langley 5, Vaughan 3, Webb 9, Lenhart 2, Jackson 2, Gardner 5.
CHRIST COVENANT (30)
Saylor 5, O. Entzminger 15, Draper 1, E. Entzminger 9.
Score by quarters:
CCS 4 0 8 14 — 26
Christ Covenant 11 6 10 3 — 30
Lady Falcons win vs. West Johnston
PIKEVILLE — The host Charles B. Aycock High varsity girls basketball team completed a stretch of four games in the last three evenings with a 46-34 nonconference win against West Johnston of the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference on Friday night.
The 3-A Lady Golden Falcons of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference zipped to a 14-7 lead after one quarter, withstood a sluggish second quarter and steadily widened their lead in the second half.
Junior Kaitlyn Parrish connected on a pair of 3-point shots in sparking CBA to its second win of the week and its fifth of the season against three losses.
Parrish fired in a team-high 16 points. Junior Abbey Thomas chipped in with nine points and junior Kaitlyn Smith netted eight.
The Lady Falcons of head coach Randy Pate swished 18-of-28 free throws.
CBA launches conference play on Tuesday against 4-A South Central.
WEST JOHNSTON (34)
CHARLES B. AYCOCK (46)
Speight 6, Smith 8, Patnaude 4, Thomas 9 , Spruill 3, Parrish 16.
Score by quarters:
West Johnston 7 10 6 11 — 34
C.B. Aycock 14 7 9 16 — 46
Kelly shoots CCS past Christ Covenant
WINTERVILLE — Olivia Kelly dropped in 18 points as the Community Christian girls basketball team won for the fourth time in five games this season with a 29-18 conquest of host Christ Covenant on Friday.
Lexi Gardner added five points for the Lady Cyclones, who will host Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Rocky Mount on Tuesday in the Peace Church gym.
Defense keeps CBA unbeaten
PIKEVILLE — Tenacious defense was once again the calling card for the Charles B.Aycock High girls basketball team Friday afternoon in a 21-5 victory over visiting Goldsboro.
CBA, now undefeated through seven games, did not permit a field goal until the fourth quarter and led 15-1 after three quarters.
McKenzie Millard, a freshman, had eight points to lead CBA. Freshman Laci Best added four.
CBA hosts Winterville South Central on Tuesday.
CBA edges West Johnston 52-47
PIKEVILLE — Sophomore Shawn Haskins had nine points to lead a balanced scoring effort Friday night for the Charles B. Aycock High boys basketball team in a 52-47 victory over West Johnston.
Sophomore Connor Batts had eight points, with freshman D.J. Price, sophomore Chase Hare and junior Hunter Robinson each netting seven.
CBA (2-6) is home to South Central on Tuesday.
Fike stops Lady Rampants 32-22
Host Fike handed Greenville Rose a 32-22 girls basketball loss Wednesday.
Naveah Wilder led the Lady Demons (3-1) with 15 points while Mesha Strickland scored 13 points.