Viking Girls Win; Other Results
Courtney Sauer provided the scoring punch in a third-quarter rally that spurred the Union Pines girls' basketball team to a 64-40 home victory over South Johnston.
The Vikings take a 4-2 mark in the Cape Fear Valley Conference (9-6 overall) into tonight's 6 p.m. league contest at Western Harnett.
The slow-starting Vikes trailed the Trojans 13-7 at the end of the first quarter and led by only 24-22 at halftime. But things changed dramatically after the intermission.
Sauer scored nine of her 12 points in the game as the Vikings outscored the Trojans 17-4 in the third period. They out-pointed the visitors 23-14 in the fourth quarter, turning the game into a rout.
Lindsay Wilborn scored a game-high 14 points for the winners. Also in double figures for the Vikings was Carly Shiflett with 10. Brittany Thurlow added nine points and Alishia Mosley and Torianna Baldwin had six each. Jodi Darden led the visitors with 12 points.
Harnett Central remained atop the conference with a 63-43 victory over Southern Lee to improve to 6-0 (11-2 overall). Triton is in second place at 5-1, while Union Pines and Gray's Creek are tied for third at 4-2.
Union Pines Boys Fall Short
South Johnston defeated Union Pines 73-58 in Cape Fear Valley Conference boys' basketball action at Union Pines Tuesday.
After the Vikings (7-9 overall, 2-4 in the conference) had closed to within 55-52 when Derrick Ross converted one of two free throws awarded after a technical foul on the South Johnston bench with five minutes to play in the contest, South Johnston went on a game-winning tear.
The visitors (4-2 conference) outscored the Vikings 17-6 the rest of the way to record the win. South Johnston used the double-barrel attack of Cole Dewey, with 26 points, and Ford Tanner, with 18 points, while the Vikings got double-digit scoring from Marcus Victor (13 points), Carson McLean (12) and Jared Korver (10). Korver and Victor also had six rebounds each for the Vikes.
Patriot Boys Fall in Conference Action
Based upon the experiences of the Pinecrest boys' basketball team, the Mid-Southeastern Conference champion is going to come out of Fayetteville.
The Patriots completed a murderers' row string of league contests that began against Jack Britt (ranked seventh in 4-A), included Westover (ranked eighth), and ended with a 65-46 home loss to Seventy-First on Tuesday.
Guards Jawan Davis with 26 points and Tate Kennings with 11 were the main undoers of the Patriots with their play at both ends of the court. Forward Jarrin Wooten led the home team with 16 points, including an 8-for-8 effort at the charity stripe.
The three straight league losses left the Patriots with a 2-4 mark in the conference and 7-9 overall. They came against teams that almost never take a possession off in a game.
Patriot Girls Can't Slow Falcons
Trailing by as many as 14 points Tuesday evening, the Pinecrest girls rallied to within five of Seventy-First in the fourth quarter before falling 69-59.
The Patriots were unable to control the inside presence of 6-foot senior Geneva Hyman, who scored 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. The Pats were led by Brittany Williams with 14 points.
The home loss was the fourth in the row in the Mid-Southeastern Conference for the Patriots, dropping them to 2-4 (6-9 overall). The Falcons improved to 5-1 (10-6 overall).
Viking Jayvee Girls Win
The Union Pines junior varsity girls' basketball team kept up their pace Tuesday with a victory over South Johnston by the score of 41-24.
The Vikings' Reyanna Torrence led all scorers with 17, while Catherine Daley had 10 and Rachel Bradford chipped in eight. Other Viking scorers included Whitney Walden with four and Morgan Carlyle with two.
The Vikings have won four in a row and eight out of their last nine. UP is now 11-2 overall and 6-0 in Cape Fear Valley Conference play.
Mustangs Earn Split With Jets
The North Moore High School basketball teams traveled to Siler City on Tuesday, and came away with one win and one loss against Yadkin Valley Conference competitor, Jordan-Matthews High School.
The Mustang girls edged Jordan-Matthews 43-41 in the opener, while the Mustang boys dropped a 73-62 clash to the Jets.
Freshmen basketball -- O'Neal jayvee at Union Pines (boys only), 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling -- Jack Britt at Pinecrest, 6 p.m.; Union Pines at Triton, 7 p.m.
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