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DURHAM — The Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team got off to a slow start and never recovered Monday in a 63-36 loss at Durham Fellowship Baptist.
Wilson Christian (9-9), which was led by the 13 points of junior Zach Hunter, shot just 27 percent from the floor against a tenacious man-to-man defense in trailing 31-22 at the half. It didn’t get much better for the Chargers in the second half, as WCA slogged to a 51-32 deficit entering the fourth quarter.
Fellowship Baptist finished 9 for 18 from behind the 3-point line and shot 43 percent from the field. Junior Jimmy Forte had 12 points and nine rebounds for WCA.
The Chargers return to North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region play Monday at home against Kinston Bethel Christian.
WILSON CHR. (36)
Parker 3, Hunter 13, Grissom 4, Forte 12, McFarland 2, Murray 2, Blalock, Paul, Peele
FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST (63)
Perry 5, Murray 21, Johnson 13, Walker 16, Byrd 5, Rich 3.
Score by quarters:
CBA’s Owens 3rd at South View meet
FAYETTEVILLE — Senior Deshawn Owens of C.B. Aycock placed third in the boys 1,600-meter run in Saturday’s Polar Bear Invitational track and field meet, hosted by Hope Mills South View but held at Reid Ross Classical High.
Owens finished with a time of 4 minutes, 53 seconds while also finishing fifth in the 1,000 run in 2:52. That helped the Golden Falcons finish 16th out of 24 teams.
Spring Lake Overhills won the boys meet while South View the girls team title.