Imps sting Lee County in Tri-9 hoops
Cary 65, Lee County 57
Cary (5-17, 4-9) outscored the visiting Yellow Jackets 19-8 in the fourth quarter to top Lee County and earn a split with the Jackets (10-10, 7-5) Friday night.
Dewaun McEachin led Lee County with 15 points and Jason Payne added 13 points.
Cory Gensler and C.J. Lyon led the Imps with 17 points each.
The Yellow Jackets, fourth in the Tri-Nine standings, will host fifth-place Panther Creek (7-6 Tri-Nine), Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Northwood Temple 72, Grace Christian 55
Northwood Temple jumped out to a 24-5 lead after one period and beat the visiting Crusders in a Carolina Christian Conference game Friday in Fayetteville.
Darius Moore had 16 points for the victors and Dominique Kelmat had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
Isaac Kruger led Grace Christian with 12 points. B.J. Harrison and Mark Riches had 11 points each. Zach Boggs and Fernando DePaz had nine points each.
The Crusaders (17-8, 8-4) host Hickory Christian for a non-league game Monday at 7:45 p.m.
Northwood 63, Granville Central 51
Northwood (11-8, 8-3) rolled to a 37-17 halftime lead and took a Carolina 12 win on the road at Granville Central (7-12, 3-8) Friday night.
Ti Pinnix led the Chargers with 12 points and Aumad Walker scored 10 points.
Northwood played Durham School of the Arts yesterday and will host Carrboro Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Jordan-Matthews 48, Eastern Randolph 43
Jordan-Matthews trailed 35-31 going to the fourth quarter before rallying to beat visiting Eastern Randolph, earning a season split and giving Eastern Randolph its first Mid-State Conference loss, Friday night in Siler City.
The Jets led 24-21 at halftime before Eastern Randolph took the lead. The Wildcats still led, 38-37, partway through the fourth period.
Maurice Eaddy led the Jets (17-3, 5-3) with 14 points. Bryson Bittle had nine points. Jaleel Dunn and Jackson Rogers added eight points each.
Corey Yahn, Tyrrell Watt and Keonti McKenzie scored 10 points each for Eastern Randolph (12-6, 6-1).
The Jets host Graham Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
South Stanly 76, Chatham Central 65
The Rowdy Rebel Bulls (7-11, 6-6) completed a season sweep over Chatham Central (4-12, 3-9) in Norwood Friday night.
Wes Smith and Michard Richardson led South Stanly with 24 points apiece.
Chatham Central hosts North Rowan Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
North Moore 62, West Montgomery 56
The visiting Mustangs took a 36-29 halftime lead and held on for a key Yadkin Valley Conference win at West Montgomery (8-8, 7-4) Friday night. The Mustangs (10-9, 7-5) and Warriors split for the regular season.
North Moore hosts South Davidson for another YVC game Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest 62, Lumberton 44
The Patriots (12-6, 3-3) claimed a season sweep and stopped a three-game losing streak with a Southeastern win at Lumberton Friday night.
Pinecrest will go to Scotland Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. tip.
Gray’s Creek 82, Union Pines 62
The host Bears (9-10, 4-4) cruised to a Cape Fear Valley win over Union Pines Friday night. Jeff Gibson led Gray’s Creek with 17 points.
Matthew Maness led the Vikings with 17 points. Dionte Williams scored 13 points and Mike Quick added 11 points for UP (4-16, 0-8).
Union Pines hosts Douglas Byrd for a league game Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Overhills 78, Western Harnett 58
Overhills (12-6, 7-2) got a key conference win, staying a half-game behind first-place Westover in the Cape Fear Valley, Friday night against the visiting Eagles (2-17, 1-7).
The Jaguars host a non-conference game against South Johnston Monday at 8 p.m.
Western Harnett hosts Douglas Byrd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Harnett Central 48, East Wake 44
The Trojans (8-10, 4-5) went on the road and avenged an earlier loss to East Wake (6-13, 4-6) Friday night.
Sophomore Don Singletary led Harnett Central with 13 points and four assists. Hunter Baker scored 11 points and Tre Rogers had seven points and 16 rebounds.
Sophomore Josh McLean led East Wake with 13 points.
The Trojans host Smithfield-Selma for a GNRC game Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Triton 52, Cleveland 40
Triton (16-3, 7-1) kept its hold on first place in the Eastern Carolina Conference at Cleveland (6-14, 3-6) Friday night.
Senior Dedrick Stacker led the Hawks with 15 points. Alex Burnett had eight points and six boards. Krishawn McBryde had seven points, five steals and three assists.
Bobby Stenborg led Cleveland with 19 points.
Triton travels to Eastern Wayne Tuesday for an 8 p.m. tip.
Cary 64, Lee County 38
The Lady Imps got out to a 33-15 lead by halftime and kept going for a Tri-Nine win at Lee County Friday night.
Whitney Coleman led Cary (9-13, 6-7) with 22 points.
Noelle Beattie had eight points and seven rebounds and De’Ja Bland had eight points and five rebounds for the Lady Yellow Jackets. Quitta Wilson had five points and five steals. Whitney Love added five points as well. ‘
Lee County (5-15, 0-12) goes to Panther Creek Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.
Grace Christian 71, Northwood Temple 43
Junior shooting guard Anna Murr poured in 29 points leading the Lady Crusaders (22-3, 12-0) to a Carolina Christian Conference win at Northwood Temple Friday night. Grace Christian holds a one-game lead in the CCC with one league game remaining; a home date with Wayne Christian Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Grace Christian jumped out to a 26-8 lead through one quarter and made it 46-25 at halftime. Brooke Strickland scored 19 points for Grace.
Grace hosts Hickory Christian Monday at 6:15 p.m. before Tuesday’s game versus Wayne Christian.
Northwood 57, Granville Central 46
The Lady Chargers (15-4, 10-1) won a key Carolina 12 game at Granville Central (16-3, 8-3) Friday night.
Alexis Brower led Northwood with 18 points. Shontai Totten scored 17 points and Gabby Mehringer added 10 points. Keena Evans had 17 points for Granville Central.
Northwood hosts Carrboro Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Jordan-Matthews 53, Eastern Randolph 47
The Lady Jet frontcourt duo of Erin Bristow and Taylor Paige scored 14 points apiece and a big Jet lead held up against visiting Eastern Randolph Friday night.
Jordan-Matthews (18-2, 7-1) led 27-18 at halftime, then 45-26 with a quarter to play, before Eastern Randolph (8-10, 2-5) cut into the lead late in the game.
Mylia Garner had seven points and Madison Poe scored six for the Lady Jets.
Jordan-Matthews hosts Graham on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Graham (8-0 Mid-State) leads the Lady Jets by a game in the Mid-State and beat the Lady Jets, 53-43, on Jan. 11.
West Montgomery 61, North Moore 41
West Montgomery claimed a season sweep over the visiting Lady Mustangs Friday night in Yadkin Valley play.
North Moore (11-8, 6-6) hosts South Davidson Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Union Pines 48, Gray’s Creek 29
The Lady Vikings stormed out to a 16-2 lead by the end of a quarter and a 24-6 halftime advantage at Gray’s Creek (3-14, 2-6) Friday night.
Freshman Stephanie Johnson led Union Pines with 10 points. Sophomore Rachel Breassaeale had nine points, freshman Samantha Ring had eight points and freshman Maresa Smith had seven points.
The Lady Vikings (8-11, 4-4) host Douglas Byrd Monday at 6 p.m.
Overhills 81, Western Harnett 30
Overhills (13-5, 9-0) won its seventh straight game and stayed 1.5 games ahead of Southern Lee (7-1 CFVC) in the Cape Fear Valley standings with a rout over Western Harnett (1-16, 1-7).
Western Harnett hosts Douglas Byrd Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Lady Jaguars host South Johnston for a non-conference game Monday at 6:30 p.m.
East Wake 59, Harnett Central 52
East Wake (13-5, 9-1) finished a season sweep over Harnett Central (15-3, 6-3) Friday night.
Tianna Knuckles led East Wake with 20 points.
DeAnneisha Jackson led the Lady Trojans with 26 points and Jalisia Campbell added 15 points.
Harnett Central hosts Smithfield-Selma Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Triton 36, Cleveland 35
The Lady Hawks (9-10, 5-3) won the fourth quarter 13-5 to take a road victory at Cleveland (7-12, 2-7) Friday night.
Mallory Caroway scored 10 points for the Lady Hawks while Adaisha Harris totaled seven points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
Triton travels to Eastern Wayne Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. start.