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It took seven games but the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team finally presented Kevin Zander with his first victory as head coach as the Chargers shut down visiting Halifax Academy 66-20 on Monday.
“Our boys continue to build character and improve on executing a game plan,” Zander said. “A great team effort starting with defense leading to offense. I am very proud of their effort tonight.”
Co-captains Harrison Parker and Zach Hunter each netted 15 points to lead the Chargers (1-6), while a third co-captain, Brice Murray, added 11 points.
The win provides Wilson Christian with a taste of momentum heading into Friday’s North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region opener at Raleigh Christian.
HALIFAX ACADEMY (20)
Copeland, Garrett 6, Crouch 3, Harris 5, Hardee 4, Carter, Keeter, Woodall, Rose 2, Wood, Woodard
WILSON CHRISTIAN (66)
Murray 11, Dehart 4, Parker 15, Hunter 15, Denmark, Frieden 2, Blaylock 2, Melvin 6, Thompson 4, Paul, Peacock 7, Little.
Score by quarters:
Visiting Team 6 2 9 3 — 20
Wilson Christian 15 17 24 10 — 66
WCA squeaks past Halifax to end skid
Wilson Christian’s varsity girls basketball team made a second-half comeback to end a two-game slide and win 40-37 against previously undefeated Halifax Academy on Tuesday.
Senior Christy Jones led the way for the host Lady Chargers (6-2) with 11 points and a whopping 18 rebounds to go with six assists. Ashley Hartsfield added nine points for the, Lady Chargers who will play Alamance Christian Friday at home.
Halifax Academy (37)
Poole 7, Suiter 6, Gardner 6, Liles 6, Dickens 4, Barnes 4, Storey 2, Simmons 2
Wilson Christian (40)
Jones 11, Hartsfield 9, Carnes 6, Vick 5, Tant 3, Gossett 3, Griffin 3.
Score by quarters:
Halifax Academy 7 10 9 11 — 37
Wilson Christian 4 12 12 12 — 40
Tigers lose at SE Halifax
HALIFAX — Host Southeast Halifax rode a 24-point third quarter to a 65-54 boys basketball win over Wilson Prep on Monday.
Majesty Felder had 11 points and James Cooper totaled 10 points to lead the Tigers while Devyn Bullock finished with seven points and 15 rebounds.