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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Weekend Digest

Wrestling Rosewood goes 2-0 * Louis Tortual posted two pins as Rosewood swept a three-team, non-conference match contested Thursday night. The Eagles defeated North Pitt (58-19) and NCISAA power Ravenscroft (42-27). Christian Decatur, Timothy Decatur and Reid Amodeo each posted...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Girls' Basketball: Bess sisters shine for Southern Wayne

Southern Wayne's Samiya Bess is a nightmare matchup on the court. So is her sister, Iyahna Bess. It's hard enough to guard one of them. If both are in a shooting rhythm, good luck.  Just ask Goldsboro. The Bess sisters...

Boys' Basketball: Cougars race by Saints, 86-59

In the wild, cougars can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. True to its animal mascot, Goldsboro appeared to be sprinting twice as fast in Friday's game against Southern Wayne. The frenetic pace, combined with the Cougars'...

Boys' Basketball: Greene Central overpowers Eastern Wayne, 66-53

To borrow an old basketball phrase, you can't teach height.  Or replicate it, for that matter.  Eastern Wayne High, three days removed from a stirring victory over North Lenoir, fell victim to the expression Friday night, losing 66-53 to a...

Girls' Basketball: Ford's versatile effort carries Warriors

Defense. Stifling defense.  The Eastern Wayne varsity girls basketball team used the concept to create maximum chaos on Friday evening, forcing a staggering 29 turnovers in a 54-42, non-conference victory over neighboring 2-A foe Greene Central.  In a word, the...

Girls' Box Score: Southern Wayne at Goldsboro

Southern Wayne        10    21    20    12    --    63 Goldsboro            10    7    11    19    --    47 SOUTHERN WAYNE (2-4) Rickeal McMullen 1 0 1-1 3, Keyniya Brown 1 0 0-0 2, Kiara Wallace 1 0 0-2 2, Nadia...

Boys' Box Score: Southern Wayne at Goldsboro

Southern Wayne    14    14    15    16    --    59 Goldsboro         19    22    23    22    --    86 SOUTHERN WAYNE (0-6) Rakileen Butler 3 1 0-0 9, Bless Thomas 4 0 2-2 10, WilCliff Senatus 0 0 0-2 10, Quentin Carlton...

Girls' Box Score: Greene Central at Eastern Wayne

Greene Central    11    9    8    14    --    42 Eastern Wayne    16    14    12    12    --     54 GREENE CENTRAL (0-4) Aniyah Jones 2 0 7-12 11, Makhala Jones 2 0 2-4 4, Caroline Presley 1 0 0-0 2, Khalicia Lee...

Boys' Box Score: Greene Central at Eastern Wayne

Greene Central    14    15    13    24    --    66 Eastern Wayne    8    16    11    18    --     53 GREENE CENTRAL (3-0) Donquez Davis 4 1 4-7 15, Rhaheem Edwards 1 2 0-0 8, Torrence Clark 0 0 1-4 1, Don Pigford...

Friday, December 2, 2016

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCDS tops Parrott Academy

KINSTON -- Wayne Country Day put an end to its losing streak with a 70-52 triumph over Parrott Academy on Thursday. Jamal King scored a game-high 28 points -- 14 coming in the first quarter. Marcus Metcalf added 12 points...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCS upends Cresset Christian

Marteye Sembley recorded a double-double, helping Wayne Christian to a dominant 93-36 victory over Cresset Christian on Thursday. Sembley led the Eagles with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Josiah Simmons added 13 points and Logan Jackson chipped in six...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers roll past Parrott Academy

KINSTON -- Jala Holloman led the Chargers with 21 points. Lexi Jeffreys added seven points and TT Ramsey registered five points. The Chargers led 13-2 after the first quarter. "This was a great game for our girls," said WCDS coach...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Harbuck, Eagles zoom past Cresset Christian

Emma Harbuck's 18 points propelled Wayne Christian to a 65-24 victory over Cresset Christian on Thursday night. Abi Harrelson contributed 17 points and Adayah Ginn racked up 11 points. Also chipping in for the Eagles were Ashlee Harrelson who scored...

TRACK AND FIELD: Area teams compete at super meet

SALEMBURG -- The Rosewood boys' indoor track and field team finished second overall at the 1-A/2-A super meet held at Lakewood on Wednesday. The Spring Creek and Princeton boys finished seventh and eighth overall, respectively. On the girls' side, Rosewood,...

TRACK AND FIELD: Aycock competes in Kinston

KINSTON -- Deshawn Owens posted three first-place finishes (3200m relay team, 1000m and 1600m) and anchored the 1600m relay team to a 2nd place finish. The remainder of the first place 3200-meter relay team was Davis Carroll, Conlan Martin and...

JV Digest

Girls' basketball: WCDS 27, Parrott 12 -- Katie Strickland led the Chargers with 10 points. Boys' basketball: Parrott 55, WCDS 48 -- Jaden Cooper scored nine points and Andrew Gattis added nine points....

Middle School Digest

WCDS 37, Parrott 22 -- Tanner Willman led the team with 13 points. Trent Elliot added nine points. The Chargers (2-0) travel to Community Christian next Friday....

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bulldogs win season-opener

Colby Sullivan led the Bulldogs with a game-high 25 points as Princeton upended neighboring foe Union, 63-58. Ryan Lewis registered a double-double for Princeton, filing  17 points and 12 rebounds on the evening. Jake Williams also added six points. Princeton...

WRESTLING: Golden Falcons finish 2-1 at tri-meet

The Golden Falcons wrestling outfit  recorded two wins at a tri-meet Wednesday, defeating North Lenoir 63-18 and Princeton, 60-24. CBA's lone setback came in the form of a 33-36 loss to Wilson Fike.   Aycock's senior contingent led in the...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: EW's defense stifles North Lenoir

Some nights, the shots just don't fall. That was the case for Eastern Wayne in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game versus North Lenoir. But there were no dipped heads or visual signs of frustration on any Warriors' face....

BASKETBALL BOX: North Lenoir at Eastern Wayne girls

GIRLS North Lenoir 13 8 4 10 -- 35 Eastern Wayne 10 16 17 13 -- 56 NORTH LENOIR(1-3) Maurita Goodall 1 0 0-0 2, J'Lesa Sauls 0 0 4-8 4, Rahziah Hutchins 3 0 4-8 10, Integrity McPhail...

BASKETBALL BOX: North Lenoir at Eastern Wayne boys

North Lenoir 9 22 15 15 -- 61 Eastern Wayne 15 18 17 16 -- 66 NORTH LENOIR (1-2) Quwuan Barnes 3 0 0-2 6, Keithan Morris 1 0 1-6 3, Lshawn Davis 11 2 5-6 33, Reed Parris 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Case's key buckets lifts Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne's Wesley Case has the physical attributes of a freshman. His frame is so slender that he had to cut off part of his oversized jersey during Wednesday night's game against North Lenoir. Yet there he was, standing on...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Middle School Digest

Girls' basketball: Neuse Christian 30, Wayne Christian 6 -- Lauren Mitchell scored the Eagles' only basket from the field, and Brianna Verme went three for six from the charity stripe. WC is now 1-2 on the season and will travel...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Trinity Christian rolls past WCDS

Jala Holloman scored 13 points and filed five assists for the Chargers in a lopsided 70-41 loss to Trinity Christian on Monday. "The girls played hard, (but) just couldn't get the ball to go in," head coach David Flowers said,...

JV Digest

Boys' basketball: Spring Creek 53, Jones Senior 38 -- Demartae Bizzell had 25 points for the Gators, and was joined in the scorebook by Xavier Tart, who registered 10. Boys' basketball: Trinity Christian 55, WCDS 54 -- Jaden Cooper scored...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Gators dominate Trojans

Ashley Marriner led all scorers with 18 points, eight assists and three steals In Spring Creek's 59-33 victory over Jones Sr. Tuesday night. Belinda Carson also added 17 points, five boards, three steals and a block for the Gators, who...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles lose season-opener

Rosewood saw a slim halftime lead evaporate over the final two quarters, resulting in a 61-44 defeat. Noah Grantham had 11 points for the Eagles. Jonathan Peacock and Chance Howard had nine apiece. The Eagles (0-1) play host to C.B....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCDS falls to Trinity Christian

Jamal King had 25 points and transfer guard Jimmie Sanders registered 17, but it wasn't enough to propel in Wayne Country Day's 74-56 loss to Trinity Christian Monday night. "Guys played well, we just couldn't get over the hump,"...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Gators notch road win

Jamerion Dawson, Dominique Morse and Landon Smothers combined to score 40 points in the Gators' 54-50 road victory over Jones Sr. Tuesday night. The trio also filed 10 rebounds and six assists....

BASKETBALL BOX: Trinity Christian at Faith Christian girls

Trinity Christian 3 8 6 7 -- 24 Faith Christian 9 15 6 10 -- 40 TRINITY (2-4) Carrington Harrod 1 0 0-0 2, Faith Hedgepeth 1 0 0-0 2, Lauren Weese 2 0 2-4 6, Hannah Woolard 1 0...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Conquerors off to hot start

bcoley@newsargus.com Faith Christian coach Jeff Stocks will be the first one to say that Conqueror girls' basketball and winning usually aren't paired together in the same sentence. Early into the 2016 season, that mentality is slowly changing. Tuesday's 40-24 victory...

BASKETBALL BOX: Trinity at Faith Christian boys

Trinity Christian 7 12 3 10 -- 32 Faith Christian 16 9 10 11 -- 46 TRINITY (4-2) Brad Harris 0 1 0-0 3, Matt Sloan 2 4 2-6 18, Hunter Miller 0 0 0-1 0, Justin Jones 0 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Conquerors' defense stifles Tigers

bcoley@newsargus.com Complacency leads to losing. That was the terse halftime message Faith Christian head coach Stephen Hardison conveyed Tuesday night after Trinity Christian whittled the Conquerors' lead. The speech, although simple in manner, was received with attentive ears. Faith allowed...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Cougars survive Golden Falcons' comeback

Create havoc defensively. Swarm the basketball. Finish in the paint. The Goldsboro High varsity boys basketball team used each in a concentrated first quarter dose on Monday night, establishing their signature style en route to a hotly-contested, 56-48 victory...

Middle School Digest

Boys' basketball: Wayne Christian 39, Community Christian 33 -- The Eagles move to 4-0 on the season. Wayne Christian's next game will be at Neuse Charter....

JV Digest

Girls' basketball: C.B. Aycock 23, Goldsboro 15 -- Morgan Casey led the Golden Falcons with nine points. Taylor Gay added five points, Sharon Moorefield registered four points, Jenna Oliver notched three points and Dasani Jackson chipped in two.  Boys' basketball:...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Heat trounce Alamance

Gavin Portela flirted with a triple-double as the Heat took down Alamce 65-37 on Monday night. Portela filled the box score with 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Harm an Kaler pitched in 21 points and gathered seven rebounds....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Powell, Lassiter too much for Cougars

New season, same agenda. That appears to be the modus operandi for Charles B. Aycock senior Mookie Powell, whose basketball acumen was on full display Monday night during the Falcons' 65-51 triumph over county foe Goldsboro High School. And the...