Daily Roundup: February 8, 2019


NCHSAA 3A State Championship at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary

New Hanover senior Kate Pottle touched the wall in 1:54.74 to finish fifth in the 200 freestyle and she later came in 11th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.85.

The Wildcats scored 23 points to finish in 24th place. Topsail was 27th with 19 points.

New Hanover also got a 15th place finish in the 100 buttefly from senior Brynn Jewell, who finished in 1:01.02. Jewell was also 16th in the 500 freestyle (5:23.04).

Topsail’s Madison Hoover was 10th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.21) and 15th in the 200 freestyle (1:58.87). Teammate Delaney Popella finished 10th in the 50 freestyle (24.90) and 14th in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.40).

Caroline Ruck of West Brunswick placed 11th in the 200 IM (2:12.54) and South Brunswick’s Liz Boldt was 13th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.61) and


NCHSAA 4A State Championship at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary

South Brunswick senior Matt Anselmo was the top area finisher, coming in ninth in the 100 breastroke with a time of 1:00.55.

Chase Davis of Topsail finished 14th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.10

New Hanover got 16 points from divers Alex Schultz (8th place with 242 points) and Nathan Nichols (12th place with 226.95 points) to finish 23rd as a team.


NCHSAA 3A State Championship at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem

North Brunswick teammates Courtney Lines and Alyssa Godbey finished third and fourth in long jump to help the Scorpions finish eighth in the team standings.

Lines finished with a distance of 17-11 and Godbey jumped 17-6.5. Lines also placed eighth in the high jump (5-0) and was a member of the 4×200 relay that was third with a time of 1:45.68.

Brianna Sanders finished in a tie for ninth in the high jump (4-10).


NCHSAA 3A State Championship at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem

Junior Jieem Bullock scored 11 of North Brunswick’s 12 points by finishing third in the long jump (22-9) and fourth in the 55 meter hurdles (7.70).

The Scorpions’ other point came from Bryce Deberry, who was eighth in the shot put with a throw of 44-11.75.


No. 1 Cape Fear Academy 73, No. 2 Coastal Christian 43

NCISAA Coastal Rivers Conference Tournament Final at Harrells Christian Academy

Kaia Simpson hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Hurricanes to their second consecutive tournament title.

CFA (19-7) exploded for 26 points in the second quarter to take a 45-12 lead into the locker room. Chloe Kernan chipped in 15 points and Jay Washington added 12.

Senior Kristina Quigley scored a career-high 21 points and broke a pair of school records to lead Coastal Christian (9-16). She net a new high for 3-pointers in a game with seven and for a career with 109.

Laney 55, Topsail 35

The Buccaneers clinched at least a share of the Mideastern Conference title and secured the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament with a 20-point win.

Sophomore Saniya Rivers, who was presented a ball honoring her 1,000-point achievement before the game, led all scorers with 28 points. She was 11 of 22 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.

Laney (21-1, 12-0 Mideastern) also got eight points from Dasani Boney as well as five from Jennifer Jacobs.

Payton Little scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Topsail (16-6, 8-4). Julia Sullivan added nine points and eight rebounds.

Hoggard 49, South Brunswick 11

Hoggard remained mathematically alive for a share of the conference title, although they would have to win their final two games and have Laney dropped a pair.

Icess Tresvik led the Vikings (16-6, 10-2 Mideastern) with 12 points, while Grace Howell and Julie Wilkerson each added nine.

South Brunswick fell to 3-15 overall and 0-12 in league play.

New Hanover 47, West Brunswick 40

Freshman Andrehya Shuford shot 50 percent from the field (6 of 12) and buried four 3-pointers en route to 16 points to lead the Wildcats.

New Hanover (10-9, 7-5 Mideastern) pulled away by outscoring West Brunswick (4-18, 3-9) 14-7 in the third quarter. The Wildcats also got 14 points and six steals from Kybreyah Bryant as well as five points and nine rebounds from Qassata Turner.

Autumn Bland scored a game-high 17 points for the Trojans.

Ashley 45, North Brunswick 26

Keyanna Stewart filled the stat sheet, finishing with 10 points, five steals and five rebounds to help the Screaming Eagles snap a three-game losing streak.

Ashley (10-12, 5-7 Mideastern) led 15-7 after the opening eight minutes and extended the cushion to 12 points at halftime. Kaitlyn Brannin led the team with 13 points, six rebounds and five steals. As a team, the Screaming Eagles came away with 19 steals.

North Brusnwick dropped to 8-13 overall and 3-9 in the MEC.

Wilmington Christian Academy 38, Barean Baptist Academy 33

The Patriots concluded a fantastic regular season with a hard-fought road win.

Senior Caroline Leggett scored a team-best 16 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks. WCA (18-5, 7-2), which led 11-2 after the opening quarter, also got 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals from Lydia Bradshaw.

Kyra Rickard pulled down 19 rebounds to go along with nine points, four steals, three assists and three blocks.

Other scores

Pender 43, Dixon 37

East Carteret 66, Trask 33


No. 2 Cape Fear Academy 42, No. 1 Fayetteville Academy 40

NCISAA Coastal Rivers Conference Tournament Final at Harrells Christian Academy

The Hurricanes avenged a pair of regular season losses and knocked off the top 2A team in the state to claim the tournament title.

CFA is now 25-6 overall. They will find out their playoff seed on Sunday.

Hoggard 54, South Brunswick 43

The Vikings connected on seven 3-pointer and won each quarter to remain a game ahead of Laney in the Mideastern Conference standings.

Cameron Blanks and Brady Rankin each drained a pair of 3-pointers and led Hoggard (16-6, 11-1) with 12 points. Sabastian Haidera and Kris Gibbs each finished with 11 points.

South Brunswick (8-12, 4-8) got 22 points from Jace McKenney, who continues to lead the area in scoring.

New Hanover 54, West Brunswick 42

New Hanover claimed an important home victory that put them two games ahead of West Brunswick in the 3A portion of the Mideastern Conference with two games left.

The Wildcats can clinch the league’s top 3A playoff berth with a win or a loss by Trojans next week.

Senior Jalen Anderson did the majority of his scoring from the free throw line. He went 11 of 12 from the charity stripe and finished with 16 points. New Hanover (13-9, 8-4 Mideastern) also got eight points from Jaheim Marshall.

West Brunswick (12-10, 6-6) got 12 points from Brandyn Parker and 10 from J’vian McCray.

Laney 60, Topsail 55

Marc McLaurin scored 14 of his 25 points in the second half and the Buccaneers rallied from a five-points halftime deficit to avoid the upset.

Laney (17-4, 10-2 Mideastern) outscored Topsail (10-12, 3-9) 19-10 over the final eight minutes. Reece Edwards scored 12 points and Jahi Floweers added 11.

The Pirates got 24 points from Jamison Long, who buried six 3-pointers. Jackson Sullivan chipped in 12 points.

Ashley 64, North Brunswick 60

A 16-7 fourth quarter gave the Screaming Eagles a come-from-behind victory.

Junior Mikai Stanley scored six of his 16 points in the final quarter. Ashley (7-15, 6-6 Mideastern) also got 11 points from Tai Freeman and eight from Kahlil Jones.

North Brunswick (4-16, 0-12), which led 53-48 after three quarters, got a game-best 21 points from Travis Lowe. Demond Perry and Devonte Beatty each added 10.

Pender 52, Dixon 48

Malcom Mclean scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds and the Patriots wrapped up at least a share of the Coastal 8 Conference regular season title with the win.

Pender (14-8, 10-2 Coastal 8) also got 11 points from Jajuan Carr an eight points and three steals from Jay Hansley. Asad Johnson chipped in six points and five rebounds and Jakwon Moore finished with six points and six rebounds.

The Patriots lead SW Onslow by two games with two left to play. They did sweep the Stallions in the regular season.

Trask 71, East Carteret 69

Junior guard Watson Orr hit a shot at the buzzer to give the Titans an upset victory.

Trask (8-13, 4-8 Coastal 8) led after each quarter. The advantage was seven after three quarters before the Mariners made a comeback.

Henri Lambe led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Ivey Batts scored 18 points and added five rebounds. Orr finished with 12 points.

Barean Baptist Academy 71, Wilmington Christian Academy 64

WCA fell to 12-12 overall and 8-3 in league play despite a pair of 17-point performances from Luke Davenport and Derek Poe.


4A East Regional at New Bern

Laney sent 10 wrestlers to the semifinals and built a commanding 21.5-point lead over Corinth Holders after the opening day.

The Buccaneers who are still alive for a title are: Mark Samuel (106 pounds), Evan Kite (113), Jayden Harrison (120), Seth Thomas (126), Conner Johnson (132), Marcus Mondragon (138), Carveon Harris (160), Cael Willis (170), Jonathon White (195) and Emmanuel Bell (285).

Ashley has four wrestlers in the semifinals – Jack Dillon (106), Jake Stewart (132), Jon Luke Horne (160) and Jalyn McClammy (220). The Screaming Eagles are currently in fourth place.

3A East Regional at Cleveland

North Brunswick sits in second place and Topsail is fifth after the opening day of action.

A total of 15 area wrestlers from five schools advanced to the semifinals, including five from North Brunswick and four from Topsail.

The Scorpions who are still alive for a title are: Hunter Campbell (138 pounds), Yoel Del Rio (145), Sean Panas (152), Bryan Aragao (182), Carlos Meza (195).

Topsail still has Ben Baker (106), Nathan Bray (120), Ethan Rivenbark (126) and Devon Bell (170) alive in the championship bracket.

Bender Sanderson (152), Noah Atkinson (170) and Brandon Vaught (285) are South Brunswick’s representatives.

West Brunswick’s Matthew Smith (126) and Sae-vyon McCray (195) each won a pair of matches, as did New Hanover’s Atila Dalmasi (285).

2A  East Regional at Croatan

Trask junior Rogan Heath picked up an 18-4 major decision in the first round and a 6-0 decision in the quarterfinals at 120 pounds to become the only Titan still alive for a title.

The Titans currently sit in a tie for 16th place.

1A East Regional at Rosewood

Pender’s only wrestler to reach the semifinals was senior Andrew Ocampo at 113 pounds.

Ocampo opened the tournament with a first period pin and then picked up an 11-10 decision in the quarterfinals. The Patriots are 13th in the team standings.

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