Crusaders finish season with an OT victory

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Boys basketball

Grace Christian 78, Cape Fear Christian 73 - OT

The Crusaders finished their season with an overtime victory at home Monday night. Grace Christian's Zach Boggs, a first-team All-Carolina Christian Conference member, led all scorers with 33 points, including four three-pointers and 13 points in the opening quarter.

Seniors Robert Fulton and Isaac Kruger added 18 and 10 points, respectively. Braxton Diekhopf scored 12 points.

C.B. Daillia led Cape Fear Christian with 25 points and Henry Odrnze added 19 points.

"I am extremely proud of this team. It is never easy to go through a coaching change especially after the season has begun but these young men continued all year to play hard," said Grace Christian head coach Joel Murr.

"Tim (Murr) did a fantastic job of preparing them for the season...We are now focused on the offseason and how we can begin to prepare for next year," he said.

The Crusaders (14-11) finish fourth in the 11-school CCC.

Chatham Central 58, South Davidson 48

The Bears outscored South Davidson 19-8 in the fourth quarter to win a road Yadkin Valley Conference game Monday night.

Senior forward Zack Burke led the Bears with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He made 8 of 12 field goals.

John Thomas Moore added 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

The Bears (11-9, 7-5) sweep South Davidson (5-17) for the regular season. There will be no YVC Tournament due to the number of make-up games still to play. Chatham Central hosts West Montgomery at 7:30 p.m. tonight and will play at North Moore at 7:30 p.m. Friday to conclude its regular season.

Cummings 60, Jordan-Matthews 48

The Cavaliers (17-5, 9-0) finished the Mid-State Conference regular season perfect Monday night in Siler City.

The Jets (8-15, 2-8) finished fourth in the Mid-State and hosted No. 5 Reidsville in the first round of the conference tournament last night.

Jack Britt 59, Overhills 50

Jack Britt (10-14, 5-7) completed a regular-season sweep of the Jaguars (9-12, 3-9) Monday night as the Mid-South Athletic Conference finished its regular season a night before its tournament began.

No. 6 Overhills played at No. 3 Pine Forest in the first round last night.

Triton 65, Western Harnett 42

Triton (17-5, 9-1) completed their Two Rivers Conference season championship with a win at Western Harnett (2-21, 2-8) Monday night. The Hawks cap the regular season with an eight-game winning streak.

Trent Fennell scored 16 points and Dequill Avery had 10 points for the Hawks. Jonathan Buie led the Eagles with nine points.

Triton led 33-15 at halftime.

The conference tournament begins tonight with seeds three through six. Western Harnett plays at Smithfield-Selma at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Triton will host the semifinals Thursday with tips at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Northwood 79, Southern Durham 78

The Chargers prevailed on their Senior Night Monday night, avenging a 65-55 loss at Southern Durham from January.

Kadarus Rone scored 25 points for the Chargers with Ti Pinnix scoring 19 and Jared Worley adding 16.

No. 7 Northwood (8-15, 3-10) will play at No. 2 Chapel Hill (17-6, 12-2) in the first round of the Big Eight Conference Tournament at 7 p.m. tonight.

East Wake 69, Harnett Central 41

East Wake (14-7, 7-5) jumped out to a 22-6 lead by the end of a quarter and rolled to a Greater Neuse River win at Harnett Central (6-15, 3-10) Monday night.

Dashaun Arnold led the Trojans with seven points. Quincy Jackson and Josh Siler had 12 points each for East Wake.

Harnett Central played a make-up game at West Johnston last night. Due to too many postponements, there will be no GNRC Tournament this season.

Girls basketball

South Davidson 56, Chatham Central 49

South Davidson (16-6) stopped a five-game Lady Bear winning streak Monday evening in Yadkin Valley Conference play.

The Lady Bears (12-9, 8-4) still have two regular season games to make up in the last week of the season. Chatham Central hosts West Montgomery at 6 p.m. this evening and will play at North Moore at 6 p.m. Friday.

Cummings 44, Jordan-Matthews 40

Cummings (10-9, 7-2) defeated the Lady Jets in the regular-season finale for the Jets Monday night.

The Mid-State Conference Tournament opened last night with Jordan-Matthews, the No. 5 seed, playing at No. 4 Bartlett Yancey.

Jack Britt 44, Overhills 15

Jack Britt (17-5, 8-4) got out to an 18-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and rolled by the Lady Jaguars in the regular-season finale for both Monday night.

No. 7 Overhills (7-11, 1-11) played No. 2 Seventy First in the first round of the Mid-South Athletic Tournament last night.

Triton 47, Western Harnett 33

Triton defeated the Lady Eagles for the second time in three tries this season Monday evening at Western Harnett.

Je'Nae Harvey led Triton with 12 points. The Lady Hawks trailed after a quarter before edging out to a 20-16 halftime lead, then a 35-27 lead through three quarters.

The Lady Hawks (9-13, 5-5) will host the Lady Eagles (2-19, 2-8) in the first round of the Two Rivers Conference Tournament at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Southern Durham 56, Northwood 49

Southern Durham (10-13, 7-7) topped the Lady Chargers (17-7, 8-6) in the regular-season finale Monday night in Durham, setting up a rematch in the first round of the Big Eight Conference Tournament this evening in Pittsboro.

Bryanna Staton led Southern Durham with 22 points. Northwood rallied partway back from a 33-19 halftime deficit.

Northwood is the No. 4 seed going into the conference tourney.

East Wake 51, Harnett Central 25

The Lady Trojans led East Wake (19-2, 11-1) 7-3 after one quarter and 12-11 at halftime before East Wake scored 40 points in the second half.

Mariah McLean scored seven points and Taylor Snow had six points for Harnett Central (9-13, 4-9).

Harnett Central played at West Johnston last night. Due to too many postponements, there will be no GNRC Tournament this season.