Patriots Split With Scotland
Adam Cummings scored all 25 of his points in the last three quarters, leading Pinecrest to a 55-43 victory over Scotland High in Laurinburg Tuesday evening.
Looking to even the score against a Scot squad that was winless when it upset Pinecrest at home two weeks ago, the Patriots used a zone defense to stifle the home team and gain a 13-3 lead after one quarter of play.
They maintained a working margin of about 10 points most of the rest of the way.
The Patriots improved to 13-6 overall and 4-3 in the Southeastern Conference behind Hoke County, 7-0, and Richmond Senior, 5-2.
Cummings made three treys, was six-for-seven at the foul line, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists. Justin Ray and Sam Brower added eight points apiece, with the latter draining a pair of threes.
In the girls’ game played earlier, it was the Scots turning the tables on a Patriot squad that pulled the upset in the previous game played at Pinecrest.
The Patriots fell to 11-8 overall and 4-3 in the conference after the 49-44 loss. The leading scorers for the Patriots were Jasmine Chalmers, Dessence Waddell and Brianna Alston with 10 points each.
Chalmers was credited with five steals and she and Alston also grabbed six rebounds apiece.
The Patriots are in third place in the conference behind Scotland and Lumberton, both 6-1.
The color pink will in abundance when both Pinecrest teams entertain Purnell Swett this evening (Friday) on Cancer Awareness Night.
The action begins with the girls’ game at 6 p.m.
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