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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Sutton’s double-double leads Wildcats to win

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PINETOPS — Daidien Sutton had a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists Thursday in leading the Springfield boys basketball team to a 42-26 victory at South Edgecombe.

Jahvonne Williams added 10 points and seven boards for the Wildcats, who improved to 2-1. Sutton also pulled down seven rebounds for Springfield, which hosts Darden on Monday.

Lady Bucks top West Edgecombe 38-25

Kaitlyn Adams had 16 points and Ti’Asia Taylor tossed in 12 as the Forest Hills girls basketball team pulled off a 38-25 win over visiting West Edgecombe on Thursday. With the win, Forest Hills improved to 2-0 in the early portion of the season.

Jaycie Webb’s 12 points led West Edgecombe.

Speight stays unbeaten at 3-0, beats Elm City 29-16

Daneesha Briggs had 18 points in boosting the Speight girls basketball team to a 29-16 win over Elm City on Thursday afternoon.

Breanna Sutton had six for the Lady Cougars, who moved to 3-0. Connie Pleasants’ five points paced the Lady Vikings, while Avery Lentz and Kelsey Miller each had four.

Elm City remained winless through three games.

Fourth quarter helps Elm City drop Speight 49-38

A strong fourth quarter helped the Elm City boys basketball team pull away for a 49-38 win over Speight on Thursday.

Drew Pittman had 19 points for the Vikings, unbeaten through three games. J.D. Graziana added 11 for the winners.

For Speight (1-2), Kris Atkinson’s 14 points led the way. Superior Griggs had eight.

Elm City visits Springfield on Monday.

Wilson Prep overwhelms DASH 74-14, now 10-0

Pitching a shutout in the second and third quarters, the Wilson Preparatory Academy boys basketball team rolled to a 74-14 win over DASH United on Thursday night.

Micah Buck had 23 for the Tigers (10-0)  to lead three WPA players in double figures. Troi Shade had 16 and Dylan Skinner added 10.

Briggs’ 26 points leads Lady Cougars to victory

Speight’s girls basketball team used a big second quarter to pull a 35-14 win over Springfield on Wednesday.

The Cougars (2-0) started slow, but their defense helped keep them in the game until eigth grader Daneesha Briggs got going. Briggs finished with 26 points and seven rebounds. Speight switched Briggs to point guard after she kept getting doubled on the wing.

Speight will welcome in Elm City on Friday night. 

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