Winter sports roundup: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Wed. November 28, 2012 at 5:58 p.m. | By StarNews Sports Department
Jacksonville 68, Laney 66
The Nathan Faulk era didn't begin the way the Buccaneers hoped as they dropped a close game at home to Lejeune.
"We came out flat and gave up 42 points in the first half," said the first-year coach. "We played much better defense in the second half, but it was too little too late."
Tariq Lane led the way for the Buccaneers with 15 points and Ty Balcombe added 10. Laney (0-1) plays South Brunswick on Thursday.
West Johnston 11
The Vikings picked up a dominating victory on the road over West Johnston. They were led by Trevor Singleton with 14 points and Austin Louthan with 11.
Hoggard (1-0) plays Saturday at Broughton.
Wilmington Christian 71 Lejeune 62
The Patriots were led by Jonah Attoe with 15 points.
Wilmington Christian (4-1) plays at Greenville Christian on Friday.
Lakewood 98 North Duplin 54
The Leopards were led by Kendrick Davis with 16 points. Cody Ivey scored 16 to lead the way for the Rebels (0-1), who play at Hobbton on Friday.
Parrott 52, Cape Fear 46
The Patriots were led by Evan Head with 16 points. Cape Fear (2-2) plays at Wake Christian on Friday.
East Bladen 43, East Columbus 36
The Eagles came out pressing and scored 12 unanswered points, which helped them knock off East Columbus on the road.
"We came out with a lot of energy and held on to the lead by pressing hard," said East Bladen coach Patty Evers. "They played great defense, but I think they (East Columbus) just got tired with our press."
"We were able to tie it, but in the end we needed to rebound better and we ran out of legs," said East Columbus coach Karlyn Stephens.
East Bladen (2-0) plays St. Pauls on Wednesday and East Columbus (0-1) plays at Whiteville on Friday.
Laney 59,Jacksonville 17
Tiana Edwards led the way for the Buccaneers with 14 points and Brianna Baham added 13 points. Laney (1-0) plays South Brunswick on Thursday.
West Johnston 32 Hoggard 27
The Vikings were held to one point in the second half of a disappointing loss at West Johnston.
"We were leading at halftime 26-20, and they came out in attack mode," Hoggard coach Boubacar Aw said. "We committed a lot of second-half turnovers, but we are a young team and this is expected."
Hoggard (0-1) plays Broughton on Saturday.
Coastal Christian 52 Dixon 46
Lauren Duncan led the way for the Centurions with 20 points and Nikki Huntley added 18. Coastal (3-2) plays Fayetteville Academy on Friday.
Wilmington Christian 20
Jensen Attoe and Meredith Bunn led the Patriots with six points each. Wilmington Christian (1-3) plays at Greenville Christian on Friday.
North Duplin 13
Lakewood's trio of Brittany Boykin, Tiesha Rich and Kiara Rich combined for 42 points. Shaily McCarty led North Duplin with seven points. North Duplin (0-1) plays Hobbton on Friday.