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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Basketball --Middle School Girls --APA 39, Wayne Christian 21

KINSTON -- Bri Verme scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds on Monday, but it wasn't enough to propel Wayne Christian to a road triumph at Parrott Academy. Hayli Verme had five points for the Eagles, who fell to 2-3...

Basketball --Middle School Boys Roundup

Norwayne 38, Grantham 39 Colby Thompson scored 10 points to lead a balanced Norwayne attack by Grantham on Monday. Styles Kendall and Chase Hare complemented Thompson's effort with nine points apiece, while KJ Peten scored six points. Leading the Grantham...

Basketball --Wayne Christian's Darrian Oates goes for 33 in loss

KINSTON -- Senior guard Darrian Oates scored at will on Monday, finishing with 33 points in an 81-77 loss to Arendell Parrott Academy. Justin Russell also performed ably for the Eagles, scoring 20 points. Josiah Simmons chipped in 13 points,...

Friday, December 8, 2017

North Duplin --A Season in Review, Part IV

CALYPSO -- When the N.C. High School Athletic Association debuted its 1A playoff brackets following the conclusion of week 12, an old acquaintance appeared at the outset of North Duplin's championship road map. Southside. Again. It proved to be no...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL --ROCKY MOUNT ACADEMY 37, WCDS 35

ROCKY MOUNT -- The duo of Jack Cole and Jake Crocker combined for 29 of Wayne Country Day's 35 points on Tuesday, but couldn't push the Chargers past Rocky Mount Academy. Cole's brilliant afternoon included 20 points, while Crocker finished...

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL --Wayne Country Day 34, Rocky Mount Academy 12

ROCKY MOUNT -- Hayden Nielsen and Ja'Kea Brunson scored 10 points apiece, and Whitney Hoskins added nine as Wayne Country Day School ran by Rocky Mount Academy on Tuesday evening. The triumph moved WCDS to 6-0 on the season. Its...

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL --Aycock 45, West Johnston 19

PIKEVILLE -- The freshman triumvirate of Kaitlyn Smith, Abbey Thomas and Ebony Green proved decisive on Tuesday versus non-conference foe West Johnston, creating the bulk of  19-point halftime lead that would ultimately prove insurmountable. Smith finished the afternoon with a...

JV BOYS BASKETBALL --CBA rolls West Johnston, 43-16

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock received scoring from seven players on Tuesday during its 32-point shellacking of visiting West Johnston. Sophomore Ben Reid led the Powder Blues with 13 points, while Guy Crane finished with 11 points. Freshman Trever Reid...

GIRLS BASKETBALL --West Johnston 33, C.B. Aycock 28

PIKEVILLE -- Cassandra Lassiter paced C.B. Aycock with 19 points on Tuesday in a close non-conference setback to West Johnston. Freshman Katlyn Parrish finished the contest with four points, while Heaven Tatum tallied three points. Senior Hannah Vinson scored three...

BOYS BASKETBALL --Aycock falls to West Johnston, 53-48

PIKEVILLE -- Junior guard Jaylan Robinson scored 19 points, but it wasn't enough to keep pace with West Johnston on Tuesday in the first of two non-conference matchups this week for Charles B. Aycock. The Powder Blues (2-4) play host...

North Duplin: A Season in Review, Part III

In a word, OORAH.   Such was the aftermath on October 20, when North Duplin varsity football coach Hugh Martin gathered his team for a post-game huddle after its made-for-television, 40-39 overtime triumph over Carolina 1A foe Princeton -- which...