AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers down Southern Wake, 76-64, for 5th straight win

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HOLLY SPRINGS — The Wilson Prep Academy varsity boys basketball won its fifth straight game, taking a 76-64 victory Tuesday at conference foe Southern Wake Academy, 76-64.

Five Tigers scored in double figures as Wilson Prep, now 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the Carolina Athletic Association for Schools of Choice’s Triangle Conference got a consistent offense throughout the game — scoring at least 16 in every quarter.

Sophomore Nassir Blackston led the way with team-highs in points and rebounds with 15 and 10, respectively, and two blocks. Senior Sean Sanders also ahd 15 points. Jalen Artis tallied 10 points, five rebounds, and a team-high five blocks. Seniors Denardrick Gray and Cody Taylor put in 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Tigers will travel to Raleigh Home School Friday night at 6.


Wilson Prep (76)

Sanders 15, Blackston 15, Gray 13, Artis 10, Taylor 10, McTaggart 6, Cannady 4, Whitaker 3, Woodard, Miller

Southern Wake AcaDEMY (64)

No stats provided.


Score by quarters:

Wilson Prep 20 22 18 16 76

Southern Wake 12 14 18 20 64

CCS falters in 4th, suffers 79-65 loss

HENDERSON — The visiting Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team faltered in the final quarter and dropped a 79-65 decision to Crossroads Christian on Tuesday.

The Cyclones stumbled to 9-7 despite 27 points from junior Jimmy Forte and 22 points and 10 rebounds from 6-foot-8 freshman Eric Wynn.

The teams were deadlocked 52-52 entering the fourth quarter. However, CCS struggled against the Colts’ half-court trap. They were especially unsuccessful in attempting long passes over the trap. The Cyclones were also plagued by missed free throws.

“I was not disappointed,” commented first-year CCS head coach Kenneth Atkinson. “They are a really good team and we played with them. I think we got tired and our big men got a little frustrated.”

Thomas Townes, at 6-6, stuffed in 26 points for the Colts. 

For the Cyclones, Atkinson commended the defensive play of reserve Noah Moran.

CCS welcomes Rocky Mount Academy on Monday at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf gym.



Forte 27, McFarland, Wynn 22, Eger 6, Piccol 6, Lane, Moran 4.


Bell 11, Carlson 12, Fulk 9, Overby 12, Loyd 9, Townes 26.


Score by quarters:

CCS 17 14 21 13 65

Crossroads 18 16 18 27 79



Lucas-Barnes and Mobley trigger WPA

HOLLY SPRINGS — Trinity Mobley and Jadore Lucas-Barnes combined for 51 points and 34 rebounds to lead the visiting Wilson Prep varsity girls basketball team to a 63-42 triumph against Southern Wake Academy on Tuesday.

Mobley blistered the nets for 33 points and grabbed  15 rebounds, while Lucas-Barnes fired in 18 points and pulled down 19 rebounds.

Lady Tigers statistics credited Lucas-Barnes with 15 offensive rebounds and Mobley with 12 off the offensive backboards, but the shooting stats reflected only 17 missed shots (22 of 39).

Wilson Prep led only 13-12 after one quarter, but outscored Southern Wake 50-30 the last three quarters.

Mobley was also credited with 16 steals, five blocks, six deflections and seven assists. 



Mobley 33, Watkins 8, Robinson, Waddell 4, Lusius-Reynolds, Lucas-Barnes 18, Warren, Riley.


Scoring not available


Score by quarters:

Wilson Prep 13 17 15 18 63

Southern Wake 12 8 7 15 42

Lady Cycs clipped by Crossroads 24-23

HENDERSON — With an early second-half ankle sprain to junior Cheyenne Gardner, the Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team sputtered in the third quarter and dropped a narrow 24-23 decision to Crossroads Christian on Tuesday night.

Sophomore Makayla Webb led the 1-A Coastal Independent Conference Lady Cyclones (5-10) with nine points and a pair of rebounds. Gardner tallied five points and four boards prior to her departure. Olivia Walker, a sophomore, had six points for CCS, which has dropped four of its last five contests.

Another sophomore, Alexis Langley, had eight blocks and six rebounds.


CCS (23)

Walker 6, Langley 1, Manning 2, Lee, Webb 9, Lenhart, Gardner 5.


No scorers available.


Score by quarters:

CCS 4 10 1 8 23

Crossroads Chr. 4 14 2 4 24



Tigers get 10th win, rout Southern Wake

HOLLY SPRINGS — Junior Matt Scott poured in 16 points and sophomore Jashaun Taft added 10 to lead the Wilson Prep boys basketball team to its 10th victory against four losses with a 68-39 victory at Southern Wake Academy.

The Tigers, who led 33-12 at halftime, recorded 25 steals, five coming from junior Daushaun Williams. Sophomore Malik Bryant and junior Darius Coley added four.

CCS clipped by Faith Christian

The Community Christian School girls basketball team fell 9-7 Monday afternoon i to Faith Christian of Rocky Mount.

Freshman Lexi Gardner had three points for CCS (2-6), which lost its third straight contest. 

CCS hosts Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Rocky Mount on Friday.

Lady Warriors lose conference opener

ROCKY MOUNT — The Hunt High girls basketball team tipped off Big East Conference play with a 28-22 road loss to Northern Nash on Tuesday.

The Lady Warriors, who trailed 12-8 at halftime, dropped to 5-3 overall. Hunt faces a conference test at Rocky Mount on Friday.

Leading Lady Warriors scorers were Madison Mercer with nine points and Jayden Sauls with six.