Jordan-Matthews opened its basketball season with the speed and size advantages over county rival Chatham Central on the Jet home floor Tuesday night.
Jordan-Matthews fended off a charge by county rival Chatham Central, pulling away again after the Lady Bears tied the game late in the third quarter, for a 47-37 victory.
Southern Vance Raider Duals
Northwood 52, Louisburg 15
Tristan Johnson (Lee County) continues to make a name for himself in the semi-pro Central Carolina Football League as the cornerback for the Carolina Hawks
Chatham Central 71, Providence Grove 70
Chatham Central 42, Trinity 32
Lee Christian 61, Chatham Charter 47
Dequan Swann (Lee County) had one reception in North Carolina A&T’s 34-0 victory over Savannah State, but the one he had was a good one as the junior tight end reeled in a 17-yard crossing route for the Aggies’ first score of the day and Swann’s first touchdown of the season.
NCHSAA 4AA East first round
Pinecrest 38, Middle Creek 9
Grace Christian 40, Trinity Academy 38
No. 10 Southern Lee 14, No. 7 West Carteret 9
No. 6 Orange 21, No. 11 Lee County 20
3AA East playoff game
No. 14 Union Pines (6-5) at No. 3 Corinth Holders (8-3) - 7:30 p.m.
High school basketball season will tip off in Lee County tonight as Grace Christian holds its traditional season-opening Sanford Shootout tournament with quadruple-headers tonight and tomorrow.
Roxboro Community 75, Chatham Charter 44
Guilford College sophomore Reese Setzer (Lee County) has been named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District V team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this past week.
Pinecrest 49, Hoke County 18
NCHSAA state playoffs
First round games
High school football
Southern Lee 14, Lee County 3
Hoke County (4-6, 1-3) at Pinecrest (8-2, 2-2) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Pinecrest 49, Hoke County 28
Lee County at Southern Lee - 7:30 p.m.
3A East - No. 5 Hunt (19-3) at No. 4 Southern Lee (18-1-3) - 7 p.m.
Michael Reives (Southern Lee) took advantage of a new starting position on the Averett defense to lead the Cougars (2-6, 1-5) to their first USA South Conference victory of the season, a 31-21 upset of Methodist.
Pinecrest 3, Ben L. Smith 0
NCHSAA 3A State Championships
Western Harnett 27, Triton 25