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AREA ROUNDUP: Lane’s 34 points lift Lady Cyclones to conference win

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ROCKY MOUNT — The contributions of Community Christian School senior Morgan Lane proved to be all that were required Tuesday night for the Lady Cyclones to record their first 1-A Coastal Independent Conference victory of the season in a 57-27 win at Rocky Mount Academy.

Lane outscored the Lady Eagles on her own, torching the nets for 34 points with a combination of layups and accurate outside shooting.

Defensively, CCS (8-6, 1-5 CIC) didn’t allow a point in the third quarter in opening up a commanding 39-11 lead after three quarters.

“They couldn’t handle our pressure, so (Lane) got a lot of easy layups,” CCS head coach Mark Kent said. “We were able to turn them over. We stopped pressuring and went into a 3-2 zone, matching up with their shooters.”

The Lady Cyclones return to the confines of Barney Williamson Gym on the campus of Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf on Thursday, hosting Ridgecroft.

CCS (57)

Jackson 6, Bissette 3, Bullard 4, Garner 3, Lane 34, Pate, Winstead, Gardner 7.

RMA (27)

Edison 2, Smith 8, Kitchen 6, Daughtridge 2, Chandler 3, Glover 3, Stewart 3.

Score by quarters:

CCS 13 17 9 18 — 57

RMA 4 7 0 16 — 27

Lady Chargers fade at Saint Mary’s

RALEIGH — A torrid fourth-quarter rally by host Saint Mary’s School sent the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team to its second loss in as many days as the Lady Chargers fell 59-51 on Tuesday.

The Lady Chargers led 25-16 at halftime but the Saints reeled off 27 points in the fourth quarter.

“They just starting hitting shots. They had gotten into foul trouble early in the game,” WCA assistant coach Mitch Hayes said. “They executed off our mistakes late in the game.”

Pell Williamson scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter for Saint Mary’s (8-2).

The Lady Chargers (9-7) got a second straight double-double from junior forward McKenna Griffin, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Christy Jones had 10 points and Kendall Harris added seven points and six assists.

Wilson Christian will host Lighthouse Christian, a homeschool team from Raleigh, on Friday.

WILSON CHRISTIAN (51)

Hartsfield 3, Carnes 1, Tant 5, Harris 7, Hunter 5, Jones 10, Griffin 20.

SAINT MARY’S (59)

Pell Williamson 19, McCormick 4, Olagbegi 4, Wooten 6, Smith 12, Fisher 14.

Score by quarters:

Wilson Christian 11 14 10 16 — 51

Saint Mary’s 7 9 16 27 — 59

Lady Knights fall at Wayne Christian

GOLDSBORO — Despite 24 points from Kaelyn Wall to lead all scorers, the Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team suffered a 39-34 loss to 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference foe Wayne Christian on Tuesday night.

Greenfield (4-6, 0-2 CPIC), which used a six-player rotation, trailed by just two points at halftime. However, Wayne Christian, which completed a season sweep of Greenfield, took a 29-22 edge into the fourth quarter.

Wayne Christian was led by Abby Harrelson’s 18 points.

Greenfield returns home Thursday to face conference opponent Greenville Pope John Paul II.

GREENFIELD (34)

Stone 2, Hassan 4, Holland 4, Wall 24, Howard, Brittle.

WAYNE CHRISTIAN (39)

Abby Harrelson 18, Ashley Harrelson 2, Wells 2, Norris 9, Jackson 2, Verme 4, Waters 2.

Score by quarters:

Greenfield 8 10 4 12 — 34

Wayne Christian 8 12 9 10 — 39

BOYS BASKETBALL

Forte, Grissom pace Chargers’ win

RALEIGH — Behind another high-scoring game from junior Jimmy Forte, the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team solidified its grip on first place in the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region District 3 standings with a convincing 68-51 victory Tuesday at Raleigh Christian.

Forte, who also had nine rebounds, six steals and five assists, was complemented by senior Jay Grissom with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The Chargers improved to 9-7 overall with their second win in as many nights and remained unbeaten in two district outings.

The Eagles (8-6, 3-2) were paced by 15 points each from Carson Garner and Mike Fuller.

Wilson Christian continues district play at home Friday against Friendship Christian of Raleigh.

WILSON CHRISTIAN (68)

Hunter 9, Peele 12, Grissom 15, Forte 26, McFarland 6, Murray, Blaylock, Attoe.

RALEIGH CHRISTIAN (51)

Garner 15, Fuller 15, Lucas 9, Clay 6, Luyeye 3, Taylor 1, Van Reenen 2.

Score by quarters:

Wilson Christian 17 16 14 21 — 68

Raleigh Christian 11 7 8 25 — 51

Knights take down Eagles 82-69

GOLDSBORO — Having logged just one practice since losing the championship game of the David West Bracket at the John Wall Holiday Invitational, the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team returned to the floor Tuesday night and secured an 82-69 victory over host Wayne Christian.

Greenfield, which improved to 14-6 overall and 2-0 in the 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference, got a combined 66 points from the senior backcourt of Coby White and Elijah McCadden.

White, who will play at the University of North Carolina, had 36 points while McCadden, bound for Georgia Southern, finished with 20.

The Knights separated from a 19-19 tie after one quarter to take a 44-33 lead into the half.

“You can tell we practiced once in the last week,” Greenfield head coach Rob Salter said. “We didn’t shoot it well, and Wayne Christian is a scrappy team. It was good to get back on the floor and play together.

Darrian Oates led Wayne Christian (4-10, 0-2 CPIC) with 26 points.

The Knights return home Thursday to face another CPIC team in Greenville Pope John Paul II.

GREENFIELD (82)

White 36, McCadden 30, Bailey 5, Baker 5, Outlaw 6, Pittman, Foster, Andreasan.

WAYNE CHR. (69)

Oates 26, Russell 11, Waters 7, Brooks 2, Simmons 4, Young 16, Wallace 3

Score by quarters:

Greenfield 19 25 19 19 — 82

Wayne Christian 19 14 15 21 — 69

JUNIOR VARSITY

WCA clipped 22-20 at Saint Mary’s

RALEIGH — Wilson Christian trailed the entire game in a 22-20 girls basketball loss Tuesday at Saint Mary’s School.

Kayla Farmer’s seven points led the Lady Chargers, who dropped to 8-4.

Chargers lose at Raleigh Christian

RALEIGH — Wilson Christian dropped a 51-28 boys basketball outcome Tuesday at Raleigh Christian.

The Chargers, now 3-9, were led by Gabe Barnes with 10 points.

Wilson Christian will host Friendship Christian of Raleigh on Friday.

Cyclones suffer first loss at RMA

ROCKY MOUNT — After eight wins to start the season, the Community Christian School boys basketball team was handed a 39-29 defeat by Rocky Mount Academy on Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman Josh Williams had 13 points for the Cyclones (8-1) as sophomore Shane Parker added 10.

CCS is home to Ridgecroft on Thursday inside Barney Williamson Gym on the ENCSD campus.

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