Winter sports roundup: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012


BOYS BASKETBALL

Jacksonville 61

Hoggard 58


After leading for the first 31 minutes, the Vikings struggled in the fourth quarter and were outscored 19-6.

“We played awful,” said Hoggard coach Brett Queen. “In the fourth we shot 4-of-11 from the free throw line and we committed over 25 turnovers in the game.”

Trevor Singleton led the Vikings with 20 points and Joe O’Donnell added 18.  Hoggard (1-2) plays Millbrook on Friday.



North Brunswick 63

Laney 59


“If there is one word that would describe how our team played tonight it would be hard,” said North Brunswick coach Bryan Hayes.

Nick Sloan led the way for the Scorpions with 23 points. Laney made a late fourth- quarter comeback and  scored 27 points in the final quarter.

“We play good in spurts but we need to put it together for a complete game,” said Laney coach Nathan Faulk.

North Brunswick (2-1) plays Laney next Tuesday and Laney (1-2) plays Pender on Friday.



Union 72

North Duplin 52


Union exploded for 31 points in the first quarter and held on for the victory. Brandon Lovett led the way with 15 points. Union(1-1) will play Clinton on Friday.  



Bethel 48

Wilmington Christian 45


Wilmington Christian led by eight at the half but could not hold on to the lead as they were outscored 28-16 in the second half. Ben Tawes led the way with 12 points. Wilmington Christian (5-2) plays at Harrells Christian on Friday.



East Columbus 55

South Columbus 49


The Gators jumped out to an eight-point, first-quarter lead and played South Columbus even the rest of the game. Ronald Ratcliffe led the Gators in scoring with 12. East Columbus (2-1) plays Whiteville on Friday.



East Bladen 58

Wallace-Rose Hill 55


Jaquon Jones led the way  for the Eagles with 23 points. The Eagles jumped out to an 11-point, first-quarter lead before Wallace was able to cut the lead to three at the half. East Bladen then held on and playedWallace even in the second half. Wallace (1-2) plays East Duplin on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bethel 35

Wilmington Christian 16


The Patriots were outscored in the second quarter 18-2. Jensen Attoe led the way with eight points, but with the second-quarter struggles they were unable to bounce back. Wilmington Christian (1-5) plays Harrells Christian on Friday.



West Brunswick 60

West Columbus 29


Yana Bland led the way with 20 points and 10 steals for the Trojans, and Dazia Gause added 10 points and controlled the boards with 16 rebounds. West Brunswick (2-1) travels to Ashley on Thursday.



Laney 62

North Brunswick 21


Brianna Braham knocked down two 3s and scored 10 points for the Buccaneers as they remain undefeated. Laney (3-0) palys Pender on Friday.



New Hanover 61

Pender 16


Grace Cameron scored 20 points and hit three 3-pointers, and Alex Simmons scored 13 and had 10 rebounds as New Hanover evens their record. New

Hanover (2-2) plays Socastee on Thursday.



East Bladen 56

Wallace-Rose Hill 28


Asha Graham led the way for the Eagles with 15 points, and Lacey Suggs and Iesha Swindell added 11 each. East Bladen (5-0) plays St. Paul’s on Friday.



Coastal Christian 50

Cape Fear 47


Lauren Duncan led the Centurions with 24 points and Madison Huckabee added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Hurricanes attempted a late comeback and went on a 14-3 run in the fourth to cut the lead to three, but it was too little too late. Nicole Miller led the Hurricanes with 20 points.  Coastal Christian  (5-2) plays O’Neal on Friday.