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The Daily Reflector

Friday, January 12, 2018

LITTLEFIELD — Greene Cen­tral closed strong, stretch­ing its win streak to four games af­ter beat­ing Ay­den-Grifton 70-63 on Fri­day night in boys’ bas­ket­ball ac­tion.

A-G se­nior Jus­tice Bar­ber tied the game at 63-63 af­ter mak­ing two clutch free throws with 1:55 left to play. The Rams (11-4) an­swered with a 7-0 run, mak­ing the game out of reach for the Charg­ers (7-6).

Turnovers were a fac­tor for both teams, but missed free throws were a ma­jor down­fall for the Charg­ers as they ended the night with 18 missed foul shots.

“We fought our way back in but we gave it away by tak­ing bad shots in the end,” A-G coach John Kyle Moye said. “De­fen­sively I thought we did pretty good, forc­ing turnovers. But I think we lost the game at the end on free throws.”

GC ral­lied to go up by 12 points late in the first quar­ter. But the Charg­ers also ral­lied and cut into the deficit, go­ing into half­time down by seven.

The third quar­ter was back and forth. Jayvion Cook showed his crafty han­dles and kicked the ball out to Bar­ber, who hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 48-all with 1:30 left in the third for one of the ties in the sec­ond half.

Bar­ber scored 18, Leon­tae Moye had 14 and Jor­dan Atkin­son 12 for A-G. GC had four starters with dou­ble-digit points: Donte John­son (20), Ima­jae Dodd (14), Don’Quez Davis (13) and Rha­heem Ed­wards (12).


Ay­den-Grifton remained win­less af­ter Greene Cen­tral downed the Chargers, 50-44.

A loose ball during the game led to a scrum of play­ers and four play­ers with tech­ni­cal fouls. GC went to the line and cut the lead by the Charg­ers (0-12) to one point with free throws. The Rams (3-9) marched back down the court and picked up momentum on a three-point play for a two-point lead with 2:14 left in the third quarter.

The Charg­ers went into half­time with a nine-point edge, but Greene Central surged in the third and never looked back.


North Johnston 63

North Pitt 55

NP (55)

Langley 33, Kerns 2, Watson 4, Hines 7, Frizzell 9.

John Paul II 35

Christ Covenant 12

JP (35)

Lacy Ross 18, Megan Zelaski 5, Nicole Wynn 12.

CC (12)

B. Bacon 6, B. Carroll 4, J. McKee 2.

Parrott Academy 34

Harrells Christian 20

APA: Kim Seibert – 22 (7 rebounds), Darci Basden – 5, Scarlett Combs – 4, Kaelyn Langston - 3.


South Central 95

CB Aycock 31

SC leading scorers: Shykiem Phillips 16, Jahzeer Baker 9, Luke Davis 7, Travon Ward 10, Day’ron Sharpe 15.

Parrott Academy 76

Harrells Christian 72

APA: AJ Banker – 31 (5 rebounds), Kris Wooten – 22, Matthew Huntley – 9, Caleb Jones – 6, Nick Harrison – 3, Trey McLawhorn - 1.


DH Conley 39

New Bern 15

Conley Leaders: Lauren Wiles 14, Nadiayah Randolph 9, Summer Hart 6.



Wellcome 47, Bethel 15

Leading scorers: B — Tanisa Jenkins 6; W — Zamari Jones 17.

Hope 30, PS Jones 9

Leaders: H -— Kylah Silver 9, Charlazer Jordan 8, Trinity Nichols 6.


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