AREA ROUNDUP: Big third quarter sends Lady Warriors past Eastern Wayne

From staff reports
Posted 12/4/19

A lackluster first half for the Hunt High varsity girls team solicited a halftime discussion by head coach Tiffany Parks in Wednesday’s nonconference home game against Eastern Wayne.

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AREA ROUNDUP: Big third quarter sends Lady Warriors past Eastern Wayne

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A lackluster first half for the Hunt High varsity girls team solicited a halftime discussion by head coach Tiffany Parks in Wednesday’s nonconference home game against Eastern Wayne.

Duly motivated, the host Lady Warriors outscored the visiting Lady Warriors by 19 points in the third quarter on the way to a 53-33 romp for Hunt, which rose to 3-1 with its second defeat of Eastern Wayne.

The 3-A Lady Warriors (2-4) of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference put a triangle-and-two defense on Hunt seniors Bria Griffith and Khala McNeil in the first half, which ended with Eastern Wayne ahead 20-18. Hunt, which won 68-57 in Goldsboro on Nov. 22, needed to hear what Parks had to say at halftime.

“We talked during halftime and made some adjustments on defense,” Parks said.

Hunt then blitzed Eastern Wayne 24-5 in the third quarter with Griffith scoring all eight of her points for the game in the period.

Freshman Kennedi Smith led Hunt with a season-high 12 points while senior Bri Tucker had nine points and four steals. Griffith added eight rebounds and four assists while another freshman, Kayla Haley, had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Hunt will host East Wake on Thursday.



Hamilton 8, Jones 1, Henderson, Ward 2, Smith 3, Edwards, Jennette 6, Marcy 4, Kent 9, Exum.

Hunt (53)

Griffith 8, McNeil 2, Smith 12, Mercer, Haley 8, Tucker 9, Todman, Sauls 6, McNair, Mayweathers, Lucas 8.


Score by quarters:

Eastern Wayne 10 10 5 8 — 33

Hunt 8 11 24 10 — 53


Lady Bruins blitz Lady Rams, 60-37

SNOW HILL — Makayla Everett scored 23 points to lead the Beddingfield varsity girls basketball team to a 60-37 win at Greene Central on Wednesday night.

The Lady Bruins (2-1) seized control by outscoring the Lady Rams 25-10 in the first quarter. Aa’Niyah Sherrod brought down a team-high eight rebounds for Beddingfield, while Everette added seven. Shyma Dove contributed five steals, while freshman point guard Daneesha Briggs handled the ball and pitched in six assists.

Jaanasia Edwards’ 17 points led Greene Central, which dropped to 0-3.

The Lady Bruins will travel to Fike at 6 p.m. on Friday.


Beddingfield (60)

Everette 23, Briggs 14, Sherrod 4, Shade 4, Thompson 5, Best 4, Dove 4, Anderson 2

Greene Central (37)

Edwards 17, Wilkins 5, Lee 4, Frazier 4, Mason 3, Albritton 1, Barajas 2.


Score by quarters:

Beddingfield 25 17 14 4 — 60

Greene Central 10 5 11 11 — 37

Golden Falcons trump Cougars

GOLDSBORO — A 20-point effort from Abbey Thomas aided the C.B. Aycock varsity girls basketball team in a 45-43 win over host Goldsboro on Tuesday night. 

The Lady Falcons recovered from a two-point performance in the first quarter and took the lead in the second quarter. Trailing 30-26 entering the fourth quarter, Aycock scored six more points than the Cougars to capture victory.


C.B. AYCOCK (45)

Thomas 20, Smith 9, Parrish 7, Speight 2, Spurill 4, Patnaude 2, Mason 1.

Goldsboro (43)

Bell 8, Archibald 9, Greene 4, Lane 8, Lucas 6, Newsome 4, Nelson 4.


Score by quarters:

C.B. Aycock 2 17 7 19 — 45

Goldsboro 9 8 13 13 — 43


Rams fall 77-62 at Greene Central

SNOW HILL — A 26-point effort from senior Avery Huggins was not enough in Beddingfield’s 77-62 loss at Greene Central in Wednesday’s varsity boys basketball encounter in the Rams’ gym.

The 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference Rams (2-1) were led by Jada Evans with 19 points, while Kentrell Suggs and B.J. Corbitt scored 17 each to hand the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Bruins (1-1) their first loss of the season.

Beddingfield will play at Fike on Friday night, while Greene Central will host Farmville Central.


Beddingfield (62)

Huggins 26, Highsmith 4, Williams 2, Coley 6, Kaleb Harris 8, Farmer 2, Dove 5, Sauls 2, Edwards 7.


Corbitt 17, Smith 4  Suggs 17,  Taylor 7, Evans 19, Petteway 4, Speight 2, Carmon 1, Pridgen 6.


Score by quarters:

Beddingfield 6 20 18 18 — 62

Greene Central 16 20 24 17 — 77


Lady Cyclones suffer first loss

Abigail Jackson led the way with six points, but the Community Christian School girls basketball team absorbed its first loss of the season with a 33-20 loss to Cape Fear Christian at Peace Church on Tuesday.

Olivia  Kelley and Lexi Gardner each had five points for CCS (2-1), which visits Greenfield on Friday.

CBA blitzes Goldsboro 21-5

GOLDSBORO — McKenzie Millard scored eight points to lead the C.B. Aycock girls basketball team to a 21-5 victory over Goldsboro on Tuesday.

Freshman Laci Best added four points as the next highest scorer for the Golden Falcons (5-0).