High School Basketball Roundup - Feb. 8, 2013

Boys Basketball

North Brunswick 70

West Bladen 44

The Scorpions came out on a 22-6 run in the first quarter and never looked back.

“We came out strong with defensive intensity and did what we wanted on the defensive side,” said North Brunswick coach Bryan Hayes.

Nik Sloan led the Scorpions with 20 points and Adam Jacobs added 19.

The win puts the Scorpions in a tie with South Columbus for first place and sets up a big matchup next Friday night, when North will host the Stallions.

North Brunswick (14-7, 8-2) plays at East Bladen on Tuesday.

Hoggard 66, Rose 59 OT

The Vikings had to come from behind on the road  and force overtime to remain undefeated in the conference.

“We trailed most of the game but were able to make some clutch plays down the stretch. Big-time road win against a very good team,” said Hoggard coach Brett Queen.

Joe O’Donnell led the Vikings with 18 points, Austin Louthan scored 17 and Trevor Singleton added 13.

Hoggard (14-6,8-0) plays Ashley on Tuesday.


Union 57, Trask 36

The Spartans picked up their second win in a row by jumping on the Titans early with a 18-8 run in the first quarter.

Justin Smith led the Spartans with 15 points and Andrew Chomiczewski led the Titans with 10.

Union (12-9, 9-3) plays at Midway on Tuesday.


Wallace-Rose Hill 75

Pender 49

The Bulldogs trailed by six at the half and outscored Pender 45-13 in the second half.

The Bulldogs’ Marquel Newkirk led all scorers with 31 points and Delil Carr added 12.

Wallace-Rose Hill (14-7, 10-2) plays Hobbton on Tuesday.

Fayetteville Academy 85

Cape Fear Academy 73

The Hurricanes played Fayetteville close in every quarter but the third, where  they were outscored 28-18.

Daniel McRae led the way for the Hurricanes with 21 points.  

Cape Fear (8-15, 4-6) closed out its regular season with the loss.

Girls Basketball

Whiteville 42

East Bladen 36

The Wolfpack trailed by one with :56 left to play and went on a 7-0 run, highlighted by a Ladavius McMillian 3-pointer.

“When we were down by one I challenged our girls to leave it all out on the court  and left it all up to our seniors,” said Whiteville coach Serena Smith.

“We didn’t keep our composure when we were up by 10 in the third quarter,” said East Bladen coach Patty Evers.

Abby Ward led the Eagles with 12 points and the Wolfpack were led Deidre Jordan with 15 points.

East Bladen (18-4, 8-2) plays North Brunswick on Tuesday.


Ashley 56, New Bern 39

Felecity Havens led the way for the Screaming Eagles with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

“We played a little shaky and too inconsistent tonight. We had some highs. We rebounded the ball good. Felecity Havens had 16, but the lows were too low,” said Ashley coach Adrienne Gale.

Trinity Christian 55

Wilmington Christian 32

The Patriots fell apart in the second quarter when Trinty went on a 22-4 run.

Abby Squires led the Patriots with 16 points.

Wilmington Christian Academy (4-19) plays at Faith Christian on Monday.

Hoggard 36, Rose 24

The Vikings pulled away in the second half to beat the Rampants.

Julia Buehler led the Vikings with 12 points and Sarah Downing added 10 points.

Hoggard (9-9, 4-3) plays Ashley on Tuesday.

Cape Fear Academy 31

Fayetteville Academy 29

Cape Fear (4-20) led by six after the third quarter and had to hold off a late run.

Grace Andrew led the Hurricanes with 13 points and Nicole Miller scored six  and pulled down 22 rebounds.