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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Elm City outlasts Speight, remains deadlocked for first place

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Posted 1/22/20

Connie Pleasants bucketed 19 points for the Elm City girls basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a 30-23 victory over Speight.

Mallory Jenkins tacked on nine points for the Lady Vikings (8-1), who …

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Elm City outlasts Speight, remains deadlocked for first place

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Connie Pleasants bucketed 19 points for the Elm City girls basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a 30-23 victory over Speight.

Mallory Jenkins tacked on nine points for the Lady Vikings (8-1), who remained in a tie with Forest Hills for first place in the Tricounties Athletic Conference’s South Division.

For Speight (3-6), T’Johnna Harris led the way with nine points.

Speight hosts Toisnot on Thursday.

Cougars drub Elm City 48-31

A strong fourth quarter lifted the Speight boys basketball team to a 48-31 win over Elm City in Tuesday action.

Jamouris Howard had 18 points for the Cougars (7-2), as Trevor Best added 15.

Acyon Davis’ eight points led Elm City (1-8), which hosts Springfield on Thursday. Speight plays host to Toisnot.

Speight runs past West Edgecombe

The Speight boys basketball team used 19 points from Trevor Best to cruise to a 57-17 win over West Edgecombe on Tuesday.

Desmond Wooten added eight points for the Cougars (7-2), who host Toisnot on Thursday.

Toisnot holds off Darden 24-19

Ainsley Cato and Jalia Daniels led the way for the Toisnot girls basketball team in a 24-19 victory over Darden on Tuesday.

Cato bucketed 12 points for the Lady Hawks, with Jalia Daniels adding eight.

Emily Boyd, Jiaria Mcintyre, Rubigail Coulter and Janaya Applewhite paced Toisnot’s defense and rebounding efforts.

Springfield bests South Edgecombe 47-35

PINETOPS — The Springfield boys basketball team improved its record to 8-1 with a 47-35 win at South Edgecombe on Thursday.

Drew Pittman led the Wildcats with 25 points and seven rebounds, while Daidien Sutton added 16 points and nine rebounds, one shy of a double-double.

Defensively, Nick Worrell added four blocks.

Springfield visits Elm City on Thursday.

Lady Bucks top W. Edgecombe 40-23

PINETOPS — TiAsia Taylor poured in 20 points to move the Forest Hills girls basketball team to 8-1 with a 40-23 win versus South Edgecombe on Tuesday.

Jamaria Freeman added 14 for the Lady Bucks, who remained tied for first with Elm City atop the TAC South.

Forest Hills visits Darden on Thursday as part of Darden’s 8th annual game for cancer awareness.

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