Winter sports roundup, Dec. 18, 2012

Girls Basketball


Ashley 69, West Brunswick 26

The Screaming Eagles outscored the Trojans 35-12 in the first half. 

Brenna Edwards led the way with 19 points and Felecity Havens added 15 points. 

Ashley (5-3) plays Jack Britt on Wednesday.


New Hanover 44, Socastee 42

Kapria Pressley led the way for the Wildcats with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists and Grace Cameron knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 12 points as they squeaked by Socastee at home.

New Hanover (6-3) plays Havelock at 3 p.m. Dec. 27 at Trask Coliseum.


Hobbton 65, Pender 51

The Wildcats kept the Patriots out of the win column in the conference opener.

Michaela Wilson led the way for Hobbton with 25 points. Kourtney Messick scored 17 to lead the Patriots.

Pender (0-7, 0-1) plays at Union on Tuesday.


Trask 49, Midway 46

The Titans opened conference play by sneaking past Midway.

Ceandria Murphy led the way with 17 points and Shawntia Green scored 11.

Trask (4-5, 1-0) plays Lakewood on Thursday.


Boys Basketball

Pender 53, Hobbton 45

The Patriots' outscored Hobbton by eight in the second quarter and that was the difference in the game as they opened conference play with a win. 

Pender's Quate McKinzie led all scorers with 18. 

Pender (3-7, 1-0) plays at Union on Thursday.


Midway 56, Trask 54

Rahseed Brown continued to put up big numbers as he led all scorers with 23, but it was not enough as the Titans squandered a four-point halftime lead. 

Trask (2-7, 0-1) plays Lakewood on Thursday. 


Union 44, James Kenan 39

The Spartans had a sluggish second quarter where they were outscored by eight and trailed by three at the half.

Union made up the difference in the second half and picked up its first conference win. 

Natrone Banks and Brandon Lovett combined for 21 points. 

Union (2-4, 1-0) plays atNorth Duplin on Wednesday.