High School Sports Roundup: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Boys Basketball

Rose 63, New Hanover 59, OT

The Wildcats blew an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead and were outscored 9-5 in overtime.

"Rose came out with a lot more urgency, especially in the second half where they outplayed us," Kirk Angel

Trevon Brown led the Wildcats with 18 points.

New Hanover (12-9, 6-3) plays at Hoggard on Thursday.

New Bern 70, Laney 65

The Buccaneers were led by Nick Huffman with seven 3-pointers and 22 points.

"We fell behind early, defensively we couldn't cut it, and cut the lead to two with a minute left," said Laneyu coach Nathan Faulk.

Laney (6-13, 1-8) plays at Ashley on Thursday.

Cape Fear Academy 58

Harrells Christian 46

The Hurricanes jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead and outscored Harrells 28-27 in the second half.

Evan Head led the way with 18 points.

Cape Fear (9-15) plays Village Christian on Friday.

James Kenan 51

Trask 46

The Titans fell behind early and tried to mount a late comeback, but it was too little, too late.

Rasheed Brown led the way for the Titans with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Trask (7-16) plays Pender on Friday.

Union 66, Midway 53

Union ran away from Midway in the fourth with a 22-12 run.

Brandon Lovett led the Spartans with 24 points and Natrone Banks added 17.

Union (13-9, 10-3) plays Lakewood on Friday.

Wallace-Rose Hill 72

Hobbton 39

Justice Obasohan led the Bulldogs with 21 points and Marquell Newkirk added 19.

Girls Basketball

Laney 55, New Bern 43

The Buccaneers were outscored 24-6 in the third quarter and gave up more than 40 points for the first time this year, but they still picked up the win and remain undefeated in conference play.

"We came out flat in the third, and New Bern is a very athletic team and they got hot. We got back on track in the fourth when we went on a 17-3 run," said Laney coach Sherri Tynes.

Tiana Edwards led Laney with 15 points, Amber Goniere added 13.

The Bears' Teana Lewis led all scorers with 22 points.

"She (Lewis) got real hot, she was hitting threes five steps back from 3-point line, severl back-to-back," said Tynes.

East Bladen 55

North Brunswick 25

The Eagles bounced back from the tough loss to Whiteville with a rout of the Scorpions.

Abby Ward and Lacey Suggs led the way with nine points each.

East Bladen (19-4, 9-2) plays at West Bladen on Friday.

South Brunswick 49

West Brunswick 27

The Cougars used an impressive 17-2 fourth-quarter run to pull away from the Trojans.

Ta'Chondria Bryant led the way with 17 points and Kacy O'Connor and Jasmine Rabon added 11 each.

South Brunswick (4-15, 4-7) plays at Whiteville on Friday.

East Duplin 41

Swansboro 17

The Panthers won their fifth in a row and are one win away from a conference title.

Makayla Byrd led the way for the Panthers with 17 points and Taylor McGowan added eight.

The Panthers (20-4, 11-2) will face Northside on Friday.


4A dual-team playoffs

Laney picked up a first-round win for the first time in five years by defeating Northern Durham 44-28.

"We wrestled hard and a lot of young guys stepped up for us," sid Laney coach John Maney.

The Buccaneers' second- round matchup ended in a 36-27 loss to Cary.

"We had some questionable calls, but we can't blame it all on the refs, and due to an injury we gave up six points when we had to forfeit a match," said Maney.

Laney wrestlers will now prepare for the individual regionals at Cape Fear High School next Friday.

"We are moving in the right direction and will surprise some people in the individuals," said Maney.