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AREA ROUNDUP: Forte’s hot hand gives Cyclones first win under Atkinson

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Jimmy Forte had 26 points as Community Christian thumped visiting Lee Christian 68-48 in the first win for new varsity boys basketball coach Kenneth Atkinson on Friday.

“We played a really good game, in the first half it was really awesome,” Atkinson said after his Cyclones evened their record at 1-1 in the game played at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.

Atkinson said CCS led by as many as 31 points in the third quarter before he started substituting liberally.

Forte added seven assists while Eric Wynn had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremiah Williams had nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Caleb Reynolds scored 28 points to lead Lee Christian.

The Cyclones will host Cresset Christian on Thursday at ENCSD’s Williamson Gym.

 

LEE CHRISTIAN (48)

Caleb Reynolds 28, Hodges 15, Mallin 5, Perkins, Canot, Martin, Cranstow, Beauchman, Johnson, Patterson.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (68)

Moran 2, Josh Williams 8, Lane, Manning, Egerton 3, Forte 26, McFarland 6, Piccolo, Jeremiah Williams 9, Eric Wynn 15.

 

Score by quarters:

Lee Christian 11 9 11 17 48

CCS 19 20 20 10 69

 

DASH’S torrid 3rd quarter sinks WCA

The host Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team, in its season opener and in the debut of head coach Kevin Zander, was outscored 26-9 in the third quarter and went down to a 68-53 defeat against DASH homeschool team on Friday night.

Four United players combined for 63 points and triggered United’s torrid third quarter. The Chargers led 29-26 at halftime.

Elijah Skinner buried 10 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter. Jacob Dienes added eight and wound up with 16. Jordan Bailey drained a 3-point shot en route to 15 points. Jonathan Wak finished with 10 points, including four in the third quarter.

United swished seven 3-point shots as compared to one for the Chargers.

Senior Zach Hunter fired in 19 points to emerge the only WCA player to score in double figures. Senior Adrian Dehart added nine points.

 

DASH UNITED (68)

Bailey 15, Wak 10, Skinner 22, Dienes 16, Lembot 3, Harris 2.

WILSON CHRISTIAN (53)

Murray 6, Hunter 19, Parker 4, Dehart 9, Denmark 2, Blalock 2, Melvin 2, Paul 7, Peacock 2.

 

Score by quarters:

DASH 13 13 26 16 68

WCA 12 17 9 15 53

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CCS holds off Lee Christian in opener

The Community Christian varsity girls basketball team clamped down on defense in the second quarter, holding visiting Lee Christian scoreless in a 31-21 victory for the Lady Cyclones in their season opener Friday at Williamson Gym on the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf campus.

“Once they got their feet settled and their nerves were gone, they didn’t look bad,” CCS head coach Mark Kent said. “We saw a lot of things to build on.”

Cheyenne Gardner led the Lady Cyclones with 16 points to go with seven rebounds while Alexis Langley pulled down 10 rebounds. Abby Lenhart grabbed nine rebounds and Makayla Webb notched three steals.

 

LEE CHRISTIAN (21)

Individual scorers not available.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (31)

Gardner 16, Langley 2, Strange 3, Walker 6, Webb 2, Lenhart 2.

 

Score by quarters:

Lee Christian 7 0 6 8 21

CCS 10 5 12 4 31

Lady Chargers run past DASH

With a stingy offense that committed just six turnovers, Wilson Christian tipped off its varsity girls basketball season Friday with a 50-15 win at home against DASH homeschool team.

The Lady Chargers of head coach Brian Trull were led by Olivia Vick’s 14 points while senior McKenna Griffin had 10 points and eight rebounds. Christy Jones added eight rebounds for the Lady Chargers, who will host Greenfield on Tuesday.

 

DASH (15)

Bailey 3, A. Skinner 4, Batts 4, E. Skinner 4, Handley, Weeks, Moore, Pike, Baker.

Wilson christian (50)

Vick 14, Griffin 10, Barnes 6, Parker 6, Gossett 5, Jones 4, Hartsfield 3, Reams 2, B, Reece, K. Reece.

 

Score by quarters:

DASH 7 5 3 0 15

Wilson Christian 18 10 12 10 50

WPA’s Mobley posts quadruple-double

Junior Trinity Mobley posted a rare, rare quadruple-double in igniting the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity girls basketball team to a 54-37 victory against DASH United in its home opener Thursday night.

Lady Tigers statistics credited Mobley with 14 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and 12 steals.

Coming off a tough loss to Cary Academy on Wednesday, Wilson Prep evened its record at 1-1. The Lady Tigers forged a 15-9 lead after one quarter and proceeded to outscore United in every quarter.

Wilson Prep amassed a whopping 58 rebounds as senior Jadore Lucas-Barnes grabbed 14, junior Ynique Dew eight and eighth-grader Destiny Ainstead eight.

For the second straight game, Ainstead emerged Wilson Prep’s leading scorer with 18 points. Lucas-Barnes bucketed 12 and senior Tyana Watkins eight.

The Lady Tigers wound up with 21 steals and 18 assists.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

DASH downs Chargers 44-31

Elijah Skinner netted 10 points as the DASH homeschool boys basketball team claimed a 44-31 victory Friday at Wilson Christian.

The Chargers, playing their opener, got 11 points from Shannon Atkinson and 10 points from Tay Davis.

Wilson Christian will host Greenfield on Tuesday.

Lady Chargers claim opener vs. DASH

Wilson Christian tipped off its girls basketball season with a 38-20 victory at home against DASH homeschool team Friday.

Sophia Nesbitt led the Lady Chargers with 12 points and Katelyn Parker added nine points while Jocelyn Bailey tossed in a game-high 16 points to lead DASH.

Knights open with win over Hawks

The Greenfield School boys basketball team tipped off its 2018-19 season Thursday night with a 52-34 victory over the visiting Raleigh Hawks homeschool program.

Nathan Woodard led the Knights with 20 points, with Justin Holland chipping in 12.

Sean Sheridan led the Hawks with 13 points.

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