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Jaguars win rivalry match-up, 91-78

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Ayden-Grifton's James Richardson scores during their game against Farmville Central on Dec. 4, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Farmville Central’s boys basketball team won the first round of its series with rival Ayden-Grifton Tuesday night, 91-78 in Littlefield. 

The Jaguars were led by their backcourt duo of Terquavion Smith (24 points) and Justin Wright (23 points). Dyquavis Wilkins also had a strong outing, finishing with 16 points. Nathaniel Hines was a leader in the post for the Chargers, also providing several big blocks. Jordan Atkinson  had 20 points, while Moses Tufts finished with 15 points for A-G.

FC rode a late 12-2 run to secure the win.

“Give all the credit to Ayden-Grifton, they came out and smacked us in the face and made a bunch of shots,” FC head coach Larry Williford said. 

Chargers head coach John Moye was pleased with his team’s outing against what could arguably be the best 2-A team in North Carolina. 

“I’m proud of the effort we put forward tonight,” Moye said. “I think that we gave all we had tonight and they just had some overpowering guys. I think we saw some key things that can push us to be a really good team in the conference that we’re in, because that team is a Kinston, or a Greene Central, and that prepares us for those other teams.

The Chargers came out firing from beyond the three-point arc. Tufts and Atkinson sank their first shots, giving A-G a 6-4 lead. Smith then made a quick bucket followed by Harris stepping to the line and making both of his free throws. Harris accounted for eight of the Chargers next 12 points. 

Wilkins refused to let FC’s rivals gain a big lead, firing up the Jaguars bench with a massive dunk to make the score 16-10. Samage Teel (eight points) then put in back-to-back buckets to make the score 18-14. The two sides stayed close up until halftime, which was capped off by Atkinson finishing a lay-up to put the Chargers down by just one, 43-42. 

“We missed some defensive rotations (in the first half),” Williford said. “We talked about that.”

Moye was surpised by the change of pace by his team in the second half.

“I think we slowed the ball down (in the second half) for no apparent reason,” Moye said, “We talked about it in the locker room; when you get the rebound push the tempo a little bit. And we stopped doing that in the third quarter.”

The Jaguars began to pull away after the break, as A-G’s three-point shooters went cold. Turnovers also began to pile up, allowing for two runs in which the Jags pushed their lead to 65-55. The tides quickly turned, as the Chargers fought back to make the score 65-61. A failed free throw following a Wilkins bucket made the score 67-63.

FC then went on a 12-2 run to secure their lead at 77-63. Wright took control down the stretch, scoring eight of the Jaguars final 14 points. 

The Jaguars will return home tonight when the host North Lenoir. A-G will face a tough test, when it travels to face an undefeated Fike squad in Wilson. 

SOUTH CENTRAL 95, BERTIE 57

The Falcons continued their early season dominance with a 95-57 victory on the road at Bertie. 

The Falcons were once again led by Chapel Hill commit Day’ron Sharpe, who finished with 23 points. Guard Shykeim Phillips had a 20 point night, while Raquan Vann had 12 points. 

The Falcons (3-0) will face off with Greene Central for the second time this season tonight in Winterville. The Falcons downed the Rams 92-61 to open their season Nov. 27 in Snow Hill. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Farmville Central 77, Ayden-Grifton 38

FC’s girls basketball squad picked up another blowout win. No opponent has topped 40 points against FC yet this season, a compliment to its suffocating zone defense. 

The Jags were led by Amiya Joyner and her game-high 16 points. Lauryn Pitts was the game’s second highest scorer. She finished with 12 points. Jewelniyah Williams and D’Asia Outlaw both led the Chargers in a tough offensive outing, finishing with eight points each. 

As has been the case early on this season, FC worked through the post, utilizing the length of Joyner and JeShyra Carmon to demoralize opponents. Along with their offensive capabilities the pair dominated the glass, pulling down both offensive and defensive rebounds to open opportunities for their teammates. 

FC will travel for a rematch with Greene Central on Friday in Snow Hill. The matchup will be the second of the season, as the Jaguars dominated the Rams 67-14 on Nov. 30 in Farmville. The Chargers will look to avenge their Nov. 26 loss to Fike tonight on the road.

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL 

Ayden boys 47, E.B. Aycock 34

Ayden took home a victory over E.B. Aycock on Monday, as Alex Moye led Ayden with 20 points, while Terrance Nicholson added 15 of his own.

Ayden Middle (1-0) will travel to face C.M. Eppes later this week.

Hope boys 45, Rochelle 28

Hope scored a convincing win thanks to strong defense and rebounding.

Ethan Jones led the Mustangs with 15 points, while Isaiah Crumpler, Jason Herring, Jamir Wright and Cooper Marcum and six points apiece.

Hope girls 49,  Rochelle 9 

Hope used 17 points from Kylah Silver to cruise to a win over Rochelle. The Mustangs also excelled from the free throw line, going 14-for-19. Karma May (13 points) and Charlazer Jordan (12 points) also were playmakers on the offensive end for Hope. 

The Mustangs will travel to face Woodington tonight.

Wellcome girls 30, Bethel 24

Wellcome gutted out a close win to open the season, spoiling an eight-point outing for Abbi Everett from Bethel.

Bethel (0-1) is back on the court on Thursday against E.B. Aycock.

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