Boys: Hoke County 80, Laney 45
Thu. December 27, 2012 at 10:44 p.m. | By StarNews Sports Department
Laney's kirby Kealon (5) gets trapped between Hoke's Rashad Parker (22) and Tarique Thompson (23) on day one of the Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament at Hanover Hall on the campus of UNCW Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (Photo by Photo by Mike Spencer)
Hoke County opened the Brogden Tournament in style, running away from Laney's boys team in a huge rout.
Hoke County never trailed and used a full-court press to disrupt Laney's offense. Hoke County finished the first quarter with six steals to earn a 38-24 halftime lead. And when Laney slowed the game down in the second half, Hoke was able to connect from long range, knocking down nine three-pointers for the game.
Kevin Bell led Laney with 10 points while Kirby Kealon added nine. Tarique Thompson led Hoke County with 17 points and six rebounds in the victory.