Winter sports roundup: Dec. 14, 2012

Girls Basketball

Pinecrest 39, Hoggard 34

The Vikings traveled to Pinecrest and suffered a heartbreaking loss.

"We missed 14 free throws and loss by 5, we can never win like that, on the road, in a hostel environment. We have to make free throws," said Hoggard coach Boubacar Aw.

Hoggard (2-5) will play Hillside next Friday.

Raleigh Christian 44, Wilmington Christian 32

The Patriots hung in close up until the third quarter when Raleigh Christian went on a 18-2 run.

Jensen Attoe led the way with 11 points and Meredith Bunn added 10.

Wilmington Christian (1-7) plays at Dixon Christmas Tournament on December 26th.

East Columbus 41, East Bladen 30

The Gators' Lauren Jenkins led all scorers with 17 and East Columbus (4-4) handed The Eagles (8-1) their first loss of the season. Iesha Swindell led the Eagles with 10.

New Hanover 61, South Brunswick 28

With the help of Karpia Pressley's 22 points and nine rebounds the Wildcats controlled the game from start to finish.

Grace Cameron added 17 points and two 3-pointers.

New Hanover (5-2) plays Socastee on Tuesday and South Brunswick (0-7) plays Fairmont next Friday.

Cary Christian 58, Coastal Christian 30

The Centurions struggled to get the shots to fall early against Cary Christian.

"We executed well, not as many turnovers as we have had lately, we just struggled getting baskets to fall," said Coastal coach Mike Scheffel.

Lauren Duncan was one point shy of scoring half of her teams points with 15.

Coastal (6-4) plays on December 28th against Grace Christian.

"We are playing well at this point in the season. We had a good stretch after thanksgiving where we won four in a row and now we have lost two in a row to two very good teams, but we are getting better and have gained a lot of experience," said Scheffel.

Laney 52, Pender 9

The Buccaneers traveled to Pender and had no mercy on the Patriots as they remain undefeated. Brianna Baham led the Buccaneers with 16.

Laney (6-0) plays SW Onslow on Wednesday.

Boy's Basketball

North Brunswick 75, Trask 51

The Scorpions traveled to Trask and picked up the 24 point win by playing team basketball.

Nik Sloan led the Scorpions with 23 and Jaeden Phillips added 14.

"We played well tonight, these guys are sharing the basketball and playing good defense," said Scorpions coach Brian Hayes.

The Titans' Rahseed Brown led all scorers with 25 points.

"They (North Brunswick) came out and shot the ball well in the first half, knocking down threes and hitting everything, they are the best shooting team we have played all year," said Titans coach Rodney Orr.

The Scorpions (5-1) will travel to East Columbus on Tuesday and Trask (2-6) will play Midway on Monday.

New Hanover 52, South Brunswick 36

The Wildcats pulled off the sweep of the Cougars by jumping out to a ten point lead in the first quarter.

Trevon Brown led the Wildcats with 15 points and James Prince led the Cougars with 16.

New Hanover (3-4) plays Pine Forest on Thursday.

Laney 62, Pender 54

The Buccaneers beat Pender for the second time of the season.

"We knew it was going to be tougher tonight on the road against Pender and it was, but it is good to get a quality non conference win," said Laney Coach Nathan Faulk.

The Patriots lost to Laney by 29 last Friday and played a lot better this time around.

"We were up three in the fourth with six minutes left and made four defensive stops but we couldn't make free throws. We shot 9-19 from the free throw line and lost by 6," said Pender coach Gary Battle.

Pender (2-3) plays Midway on Monday.

Raleigh Christian 101, Wilmington Christian 71

The Patriots (6-6) had four players in double figures and Ben Tawes led the way with 15, but Raleigh Christian's 31 point first quarter was too much to over come.

Clinton 60, Union 52

Natrone Banks led the way for Union with 18 as they struggled on the road to catch up to Clinton.

Union (1-4) plays at James Kenan on Tuesday.

West Bladen 72, St, Pauls 62

Devonte Smith scored 20 and was one of three Knights in double figures. The win improves West Bladen's record to (4-2)