AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blitz Bethel Christian 75-25

From staff reports
Posted 11/15/19

ERWIN —Juniors Eric Wynn and Devyn Bullock each finished with double-doubles, and the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys basketball team dominated its way into the championship round of …

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AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blitz Bethel Christian 75-25

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ERWIN —Juniors Eric Wynn and Devyn Bullock each finished with double-doubles, and the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys basketball team dominated its way into the championship round of the Cape Fear Christian Academy Senior Classic with a 75-25 victory over Kinston Bethel Christian.

Wilson Prep (2-0), playing its first season in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A ranks, was led by Bullock’s 14 points and 12 rebounds. Wynn added 12 points, 10 rebounds and blocked a trio of shots.

“The team played really well tonight defensively,” first-year Wilson Prep head coach Anthony Atkinson said. “I’m very proud of my guys effort tonight.”

Four players finished in double figures for the Tigers, with junior Nasir Blackston bucketing 11 points. Junior Vonterrius Smith had 13 points and four rebounds.

WPA will match up against the host team, Cape Fear Christian, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


No scorers available.


Blackston 11, Land 5, Johnson 5, Taft 1, Williams 2, Farmer 2, Bryant, Wynn 12, Johnson 6, Bryant 2, Parker 3, Smith 13, Bullock 14.

Cyclones fall to Crossroads Christian 79-73 at home

The Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team dropped a 79-73 decision to Henderson Crossroads Christian at Peace Church on Friday night.

CCS, a 1-A member of the split 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents Conference, was led by the 30 points of senior Jimmy Forte. Andrew Gattis, a junior, had 20 points with five 3-pointers, while senior Michael Piccolo had 17.
Senior Christian McFarland handed out nine assists.
CCS (1-2) faces Cape Fear Christian at Peace Church on Tuesday.

Chargers foiled by DASH

Despite shooting 42% from the field, the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team found itself unable to overcome foul trouble and sickness Friday night in a 68-42 loss to DASH United. Wilson Christian (0-2) of the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A ranks was led by the 18 points of senior Harrison Parker. Seth Thompson, a junior, added 15 points and seven rebounds.
WCA continues a four-game homestand on Thursday against Halifax Academy.

No scorers available.
Melvin, Ortiz 5, Thompson 15, H. Parker 18, S. Parker 4, Spinella, Hoskins, Wood

Score by quarters:

Wilson Christian516129—42

Free throws harm Greenfield in loss to Cannon

RALEIGH — An even game, in the estimation of Greenfield School varsity boys basketball coach Rob Salter, flipped on a free-throw disparity Friday night against Concord Cannon in the Phenom Hoops National Showcase.

And the disparity didn’t go the way of the defending North Carolina Independent Schools Athleic Association 1-A champions.

Tied entering the fourth quarter, Greenfield shot 57% from the field, but only connected on 13 of 19 attempts from the foul line in dropping a 79-75 decision on the campus of Raleigh Ravenscroft.

Greenfield (1-1), a 1-A member of the split 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference, got 25 points from senior Creighton Lebo, who finished 8 of 10 from the field and 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point line. However, the Knights were hampered a bit defensively when Lebo fouled out with around three minutes remaining.

“We battled,” Salter said. “It was a nip-and-tuck game. We didn’t get a couple of 50-50 balls.”

Cannon, playing out of the NCISAA 4-A Charlotte Independent Conference, was led by highly touted sophomore point guard Jaden Bradley, who poured in 27 points to lead all scorers. The Cougars, who shot 59% from the field, were 21 of 29 from the line — giving Cannon a plus-eight edge that was double the final margin.

Three other Knights also hit double figures, with the senior trio of Collin Guilford (18 points), Dji Bailey (17 points) and Jordan Lynch (12 points) joining Lebo in that department.

Guilford handed out five assists.

Greenfield will attempt to salvage a win out of the showcase Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. tip against Henderson Collegiate.


Guilford 18, Lynch 12, Bailey 17, Pittman 3, Lebo 25, Holland, Evans, Woodard.


Bradley 27, Nix 19, Moss 13, Ormiston 7, Dibble 10,.

Score by quarters:

Greenfield 16 21 20 18 — 75

Cannon School 20 22 15 22 — 79


Wilson Christian overwhelms DASH 58-16

Thirteen of the 15 players on the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team scored, and the Lady Chargers responded from an opening-game loss with an emphatic 58-16 win over DASH United on Friday night.

The Lady Chargers (1-1), playing out of the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A ranks, didn’t allow a field goal in the second half and induced a running clock by the end of the contest.

Senior Madison Carnes had 11 points for WCA, with classmate Ashley Hartsfield adding 10.

“Great team effort tonight,” veteran Wilson Christian head coach Brian Trull said. “Every player contributed.  Nice to come back and respond well after the loss on Tuesday.  Team practiced hard on Thursday and got a good result from that hard work. Very important to continue to improve.”

Wilson Christian visits Greenfield on Monday.

DASH (16)

Skinner 4, Dienes 4, Bailey 4, Lambert 2, Handley 2


Carnes 11, Hartsfield 10, Vick 7, Willard 6, Parker 5, Hunter 4, Nesbit 4, Tant 3, Provo 2, Barnes 2, Petty 2, Gossett 1, Hoskins 1, Bass, Renfrow.

Score by quarters:

DASH 10 4 1 1 16

Wilson Christian 13 21 16 8 — 58