MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wilson Christian Blue girls team picks up first victory

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The Wilson Christian Academy Blue girls basketball team notched its first win against three losses by a 23-13 margin against visiting Bethel Christian on Friday.

The Lady Chargers, up 11-5 at halftime, were led by Reagan Barnes and Kate Hoskins with eight points each.

Gabby Sutton dropped in 11 points for Bethel.

WCA opposes Lighthouse Christian on Tuesday.

Greenfield clips New Life 35-32

Using an aggressive defense, the Greenfield School girls basketball team concluded the 2017 portion of its schedule with a 35-32 win over New Life Christian on Friday afternoon.

Chloe Howard had 15 points for the Lady Knights, while Jeallen Holland had 13.

Libby Eagles generated 10 steals and added five points. Isabelle Parker came away with six takeaways.

Greenfield is off until Thursday, Jan. 4, when it faces DASH United.

Kirby paces Knights to win

Behind Matt Kirby’s 14 points, the Greenfield School boys basketball team defeated New Life Christian 50-27 on Friday afternoon.

The Knights visit Faith Christian on Monday.

Darden opens with win vs. Springfield

The visiting Darden boys basketball team rolled to a 48-22 victorry against host Springfield in the season opener for both teams Thursday evening.

The Trojans, ahead 23-11 at halftime, were led by Murray with 13 points and Ellis with nine.

Luke Dilda emerged Springfield’s top scorer with 10 points.

The Wildcats visit Speight next Tuesday.

Elm City edged by Forest Hills

The Forest Hills girls basketball team pulled out a 27-22 win against Elm City in the season opener for both teams Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Vikings were led in scoring by Avery Lentz and Naveah Wilder with eight points each.

Forest Hills’ scoring leaders were not provided.

Elm City opposes South Edgecombe on Monday, while Forest Hills goes against Toisnot.

Bucks rout Vikings 61-37

Placing three players in double figures, the Forest Hills boys basketball team pulled away in the second half for a comfortable 61-37 win over Elm City in the season opener for both teams Thursday.

Christian Joyner netted 20 points for the Bucks as Davon Jones and TyChaun Clay had 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Christian Battle paced Elm City with 15 points. Bryson Summerlin produced five points, while J.D. Graziani provided spark on loose balls.

Forest Hills is home to Toisnot on Monday afternoon.

Atkinson, Thompas lead Toisnot win

PINETOPS — Tough defense keyed the visiting Toisnot boys basketball team to a 48-32 victory against South Edgecombe in the season opener for both teams Thursday.

Leading the Hawks were Kyshon Atkinson with 13 points and five steals and Devontay Thomas with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Toisnot opposes Forest Hills on Monday.