Loading...
BYH to the city Public Works department for paying for an expensive public input session on sidewalks and not telling...

Jaguars hold off Kinston, 76-56

031019FC-2.jpg
1 of 2

Ja'Shyran Carmon (#30) maneuvers the ball away from a Kinston player during a game on Saturday.

031019FC-1.jpg
Loading…

By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Saturday, March 9, 2019

For the first time since 2006, the Farmville Central’s girls basketball team will be playing for a shot at the 2-A state championship.

The No. 1-seeded Jaguars punched their ticket after halting a furious Kinston comeback attempt late in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars walked away from Minges Coliseum victorious, 76-56.

“I’m really proud of this team,” FC coach Hollis Harper said. “They played really hard the whole year, they never gave up. Kinston was a great team. They came back from almost a 25-point deficit and cut the lead to like six or something like that. We withstood the storm and in the end, we made a good play and made them turn the ball over.”

FC held a healthy 56-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter when Kinston head coach Chris Bradshaw decided to make a change to the Vikings’ game plan, choosing to intentionally foul Jaguars forward Amiya Joyner. His plan paid off, as Joyner continued to miss at the line, finishing just 2-of-10 on the night.

“I told them just be patient,” Harper said he told his team during the Kinston run. “(Kinston) came with a game plan to foul our big girl, which my big girl at the time was not hitting her free throws. They came with a good game plan. So I had to take the big girl out and go with another execution and put the ball in the point guard’s hands.

The 18-0 run deep in the quarter pushed Kinston back to within eight points, 64-56. Harper’s response was to sub out Joyner in favor of handing the ball off to her sister, Jordan, who finished 6-for-8 from the stripe. The Jaguars scored the remaining 14 points of the game to reach the final.

Jordan Joyner led the way for the Jaguars, finishing with 23 points, three assists and four steals. Rashya Speight also provided a sizable contribution, dropping 20 points and three assists. Speight also shot well from beyond the ark, finishing 3-for- 5. Forward Ja’Shyra Carmon added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. 

Both sides came out firing from beyond the arc, trading three-pointers to open the game before FC, assisted by two triples from Speight, ended the first quarter on a 14-2 run to take a 20-11 lead. 

The Jaguars continued to keep the pressure on in the second, as the squad worked its way to the free throw line, going into the break with a 37-23 lead.

Led by Speight, FC continued to cultivate its lead in the third quarter, opting to shoot mid-range jump shots rather than compete with Kinston’s Anzaryia Cobb in the low post.

The Jaguars will travel to Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh on Saturday, where they will face Mountain Heritage at 7:30 p.m..

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

SOCCER

Parrott Academy 9, North Johnston 0

APA downed North Johnston on Friday as part of the Brittany Showcase in Wilson. Three players scored two goals, including Megan Blair, Alex Melk and Gisell Cervantes.

APA (3-0) will travel to face Fayetteville Academy Tuesday. 

SOFTBALL

Washington 13, D.H. Conley 10 

D.H. Conley fell to Washington on Saturday in an offensive showdown. 

Maggie Craig went 3-for-4 on the afternoon, hitting a home run and knocking in four RBIs. Other Vikings with strong plate performances included Alexis Phllips (3-5), Carson Fleming (2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs) and Anna Sawyer (2-3, 2 2Bs, RBI). 

Conley (2-1) will host C.B. Aycock Tuesday. 

South Central 11, Southern Wayne 0

The Falcons had no issue dealing with Southern Wayne Friday night, as Isabelle Moore had another stellar performance form the circle. Moore gave up just two hits in the win. 

From the plate, senior Amaya Evans finished with a perfect batting average after going 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs. Kennedy Fipps (2-3, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs) also had a solid outing.

SC (4-0) will host North Johnston on Monday. 

BASEBALL

North Pitt 7, Ayden-Grifton 4 

Ayden-Grifton’s late comeback fell just short Saturday against North Pitt. 

Blake McLawhorn (2-3, RBI) and Jordan Atkinson (1-4, HR, 2 Rs) spearheaded the effort. 

Star pitcher Jacob Peaden picked up the win for NP, while Connor Allen was credited with the loss.

A-G (3-2) will host Farmville Central on Tuesday. North Pitt (6-0) travels to face Southside. 

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

High Schools

May 17, 2019

The South Central softball team couldn’t catch a break Friday night in Winterville, and Hoggard took advantage, ending the Falcons season with a 5-0 loss.

The Vikings advanced to the 4-A East Regional championship with a 5-0 road win over the Falcons on Friday night. They’ll begin the…

051819SC-5.jpg.jpg

May 17, 2019

Another busy night at Hollywood Crossroads Friday resulted in the Vikings baseball and softball teams advancing to the 3-A East Regional Finals, which begin Tuesday. 

The second-seeded baseball team topped three-seed Fike, 9-5.

Led by UNC-Greensboro commit Robbie O’Neal on the mound, DHC…

051819DHCbaseball-5.JPG

May 17, 2019

Christ Covenant School capped off a highly successful boys’ golf season by winning the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state championship earlier this week at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

After finishing second in its conference, Christ Covenant was led by all-…

051819-Christ Covenant School Golf

May 17, 2019

As the high school state playoffs progress, nights at most other schools have become less and less active as remaining teams are forced out after each round, their seasons ended, and preparations for next season already begun.

Such is not the case for the D.H. Conley Vikings, who have three teams…

051119baseball-4.JPG

May 16, 2019

They say defense wins championships, and that’s exactly what D.H. Conley goalkeeper Maeve English is looking to do. The talented junior made plenty of impressive stops, including  blocking a critical penalty kick, in Conley’s 1-0 win over Chapel Hill Wednesday night. Preps beat…

051619soccer-1.JPG

May 15, 2019

Planning, preparation and strategy were the keys for the top-seeded D.H. Conley girls soccer team Wednesday evening, as the Vikings defeated ninth-seeded Chapel Hill, 1-0, to advance to the 3-A East bracket’s fourth round 

It was Gabby Kirkman who broke through mid-way through the second…

051619soccer-6.JPG

May 15, 2019

It wasn’t just another signing day at Greene Central on Tuesday afternoon.

Along with Dylan Benton and Brandon Gilbert committing to play college sports, the Rams also appointed Jason Wilson as their new head football coach.

Benton will play baseball at Louisburg College, while Gilbert will…

CoachWilson

May 14, 2019

South Central used a big sixth inning to avenge last year’s playoff elimination with a 10-3 win over Jack Britt on Tuesday in the third round of the 4-A state playoffs. The Falcons’ third-round matchup with the Buccaneers was a rematch of the 2018 East Regional final.

“It feels…

051519softball-4.JPG

May 13, 2019

Four Pitt County teams remain in the hunt for a state championship as the second week of the spring state playoffs begins.

D.H. Conley remains at the forefront with three teams looking to advance to the fourth round in games on Tuesday and Wednesday night. The South Central softball team also is…

032719softball-8.JPG

May 10, 2019

It wasn’t easy, but D.H. Conley baseball continued its winning ways against rival J.H. Rose this season.

The Vikings took down the Rampants for the third time with a 6-3 win on Friday night in front of enthusiastic fans at Conley in the second round of the 3-A state playoffs. Conley…

051119baseball-1.JPG.JPG
135 stories in High Schools. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 14
        Next Page»   Last Page»