Winter sports roundup - Jan. 18, 2013

Girls Basketball

East Columbus 53, St. Pauls 39

De'Maya Berry and Brittany Hall scored 14 points each as the Gators won their fifth in a row.

They jumped out to an 11-point lead at the half and outscored St. Pauls 23-20 in the second half.

East Columbus (8-3, 2-0) plays Red Springs on Wednesday.

East Bladen 62, North Brunswick 29

Asha Graham led the way for the Eagles with 12 points.

East Bladen was up by 12 at the half and blew past the Scorpions with a 19-2 run in the third quarter.

Coastal Christian 54, Trinity Christian 45

The Centurions jumped out to a 12-point first quarter lead and never looked back.

Nicki Huntley led the way for the Centurions with a double-double. Huntley scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Lauren Duncan added 16 points and eight assists.

Coastal Christian (11-7) plays Trinity Academy on Tuesday.

Ayden-Grifton 64, North Duplin 24

The Rebels started off sluggish and trailed 35-8 at the half.

Deja Aycock led the Rebels with 12 points.

North Duplin (1-13) plays Princeton on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball

Richlands 60, Topsail 55, OT

The Pirates were down by five at the half and then bounced back in the second half to force overtime, but were outscored 16-11 in the final quarter.

Trevor Savidge led the Pirates with 12 points, Jeremiah Bland and Tyler Hagan added 11 each.

Topsail (6-7, 0-7) plays Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday at Union.

Wilmington Christian 67, Wilson Christian 49

The Patriots used two key runs to pick up a victory over Wilson. In the second quarter they went on a 18-6 run and in the fourth they outscored Wilson by 12.

Austin Inman led the way with 27 points and Jonah Attoe added 11.

Wilmington Christian plays Friendship Christian on Tuesday.

Ayden-Grifton 57, North Duplin 38

The Rebels struggled early and trailed 36-16 at the half and never bounced back.

Cody Ivey and Daron Goodman led the way for North Duplin with 8 points each.

North Duplin (1-13) plays Princeton on Tuesday.

North Brunswick 83, East Bladen 68

Adam Jacobs scored 19 points for the Scorpions and was one of four in double figures.

The Scorpions bolted to a 30-13 lead in the first quarter and cruised home.

North Brunswick (9-6, 3-1) plays at South Columbus on Tuesday.

Wallace-Rose Hill 62, Hobbton 46

The Bulldogs remain undefeated in conference play.

Marquel Newkirk led the Bulldogs with 28 points.

Wallace Rose Hill (9-5, 6-0) plays Topsail on Monday at Union.

Coastal Christian 61, Trinity Christian 55

Nick Chase scored 14 points to lead Coastal Christian and Wes Age and Justin Roberts added 13 each.

Coastal Christian (8-11) plays Trinity Academy on Tuesday.

James Kenan 72, Trask 71

The Titans continue to struggle in conference play, dropping another close game.

Rahseed Brown led the way with 16 points and was one of four Titans in double figures.

Trask (4-12, 0-6) plays Pender on Tuesday.

Fayetteville Academy 56, Cape Fear Academy 47, OT

The Hurricanes bounced back from a four point halftime deficit to force overtime, but were shut out 9-0 in the extra period.

Evan Head led the way with 14 points.

Cape Fear Academy (5-12) plays Harrells on Tuesday.

Hoggard 71, Rose 57

The Vikings were up by one at the break, then took control in the second half by outscoring Rose 49-36.

Trevor Singleton led the way for the Vikings with 27 points and Joe O'Donnell added 23.

Hoggard (9-5, 3-0 MEC) plays Hoke County on Monday.