Winter sports roundup: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Fri. December 07, 2012 at 11:19 p.m. | By StarNews Sports Department
The Eagles came out on a 19-2 run in the first quarter and easily blew out Jacksonville. Felecity Havens led the way for the Eagles with 20 points and Breanna Edwards added 16. Ashley (3-2) plays at Jack Britt on Tuesday.
East Columbus 49
The Eagles and Wolfpack were tied at 17 at the half and it came down to free throws and turnovers in the second half.
"We gained our composure in the second half and came out eliminating the outside shot and, with turnovers from Whiteville, we were able to score easy baskets," said East Columbus coach Karyln Stephens.
Lauren Jenkins led the way for the Gators with 15. Jordan Ray led Whiteville with 15.
"It could have went either way; came down to free throws. We missed ours and they hit theirs and we had critical turnovers and missed opportunities," said Whiteville coach Serena Smith.
East Columbus (2-2) plays South Columbus on Tuesday.
Wilmington Christian 11
Daisha Murphy led the way for the Crusaders with 12 and Regan Murphy added 10. The Crusaders held the Patriots scoreless in the first quarter. Wilmington Christian (1-6) plays Durham Academy on Saturday.
East Bladen 41
St. Pauls 26
The score was tied at 11 after the first quarter and then the Eagles outscored St. Paul's 15-2 in the second to take control. Lacy Suggs controlled the boards with 18 rebounds, and Ieasha Swindell scored 10 points to lead the Eagles. East Bladen (6-0) plays Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday.
Durham Hillside 73
New Hanover 46
Alex Simmons led the way for the Wildcats with 13 points and six rebounds. New Hanover (3-3) plays South Brunswick on Tuesday.
Coastal Christian 51
O'Neal School 35
Lauren Duncan led the way with 20 points and three assists and Madison Huckabee added eight points and 15 rebounds for the Centurions. Coastal (6-2) plays Harrells on Tuesday.
Durham Hillside 60
New Hanover 51
Trevon Brown scored 14 and was one of three Wildcats in double figures. New Hanover (1-4) plays South Brunswick on Tuesday.
West Bladen 70
West Columbus 61
West Bladen jumped out to an 11-point first-quarter lead and held on for the win. Devonte Smith led the way for the Eagles with 12 points. West Bladen (2-2) plays at Purnell Swett on Wednesday.
Durham Academy 44
Cape Fear Academy 34
Evan Head scored 16 and Gene Middleton hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 for the Hurricanes. Cape Fear (2-3) plays Parrott Academy on Monday.
Wilmington Christian 49
The Patriots were led by Jonah Attoe with 19 points and three 3-pointers. WCA (6-2) plays Durham Academy on Saturday.
Laney 77, Pender 47
Laney's Kirby Kealon led all scorers with 27 as Laney routed Pender.
Coastal Christian 55
O'Neal School 50
The Centurions bounced back from a two-point halftime deficit. Nick Chase led all scorers with 29 points and also brought down eight rebounds. Coastal (3-5) plays Harrells on Tuesday.