Spot A Star: February 4-9, 2019

Spot A Star is a list of the top individual performances of the week. Coaches are encourages to submit the names of their athletes who excelled on the field by 6 p.m. every Sunday. The list will be published each Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Ivey Batts, Trask: Scored 18 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 steals in Tuesday’s upset victory over East Carteret.

Cameron Blanks, Hoggard: Averaged 10.5 points and 5 assists in wins over Ashley and South Brunswick that kept the Vikings a game ahead of Laney atop the Mideastern Conference standings.

Emmanuel Bonsu, Cape Fear Academy: Scored a game-high 20 points and added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in Thursday’s win over Coastal Christian in the Coastal Rivers Conference semifinal.

Sabastian Haidera, Hoggard: In two victories, the junior guard averaged 15.5 points and connected on 8 3-pointers.

Henri Lambe, Trask: Had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds while also blocking 6 shots to lead the Titans past East Carteret.

Jamison Long, Topsail: Scored 24 points and connected on 6 3-pointers in Friday’s tough loss at Laney.

Ivan Misic, Cape Fear Academy: Helped the Hurricanes upset Fayetteville Academy on Friday in the CRC Tournament final by scoring 13 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

Matt Anselmo, South Brunswick: Finished his high school career with a nine-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.55) on Friday at the 3A State Championship. Anselmo also competed in the 100 butterfly (20th), 200 freestyle relay (20th) and 200 medley relay (21st).

Owen Bell, South Brunswick: Competed in the 50 freestyle and finished 19th at the 3A State Championship. He also competed in the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay.

Chase Davis, Topsail: Became the first Topsail male to swim in an state championship individual event final since 2015 and finished 14th in the 100 backstroke. He broke the team record in the prelims.

Lucas Kuhn, South Brunswick: Placed 22nd in the 100 backstroke and 23rd in the 100 freestyle while also swimming a leg on two relays on Friday at the 3A State Championship.

Noah Rowland, Southeastern Homeschool: Won three events at the NCHEAC State Championship in Goldsboro on Feb. 2. Rowland captured the 100 breaststroke and was also on the victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Thomas Teeters, Southeastern Homeschool: Broke the state record and captured the title in the 500 freestyle at the NCHEAC State Championship in Goldsboro on Feb. 2. Teeters was also a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Topsail 400 medley relay: The team of Trent Butler, Devin Schmitz, Devon Taylor and Chase Davis swam the third fastest time in school history at the 3A State Championship. Each member swam their personal fastest split.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cailen Goodman, North Brunswick: Averaged 16.5 points and 7 rebounds in MEC games against West Brunswick and Ashley. Over her past three games, Goodman is averaging 17.3 points and 8 rebounds.

Dyna Jeffries, West Brunswick: In two games, the senior guard scored 21 points to go along with 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. She also did not commit a turnover.

Chloe Kernan, Cape Fear Academy: Helped the Hurricanes claim a second consecutive Coastal Rivers Conference Tournament title by averaging 26 points and 9 steals in two wins. She was named the tournament MVP.

 

Payton Little, Topsail: The senior center scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Laney on Friday.

Ellison Louthan, Hoggard: Played her best basketball of the season in wins over Ashley on Tuesday and South Brunswick on Friday.

Kristina Quigley, Coastal Christian: Set a new career high with 21 points and broke a pair of school records in Friday’s CRC Tournament championship game against Cape Fear Academy. Quigley hit a school-record 7 3-pointers in a single game and broke the career record for made 3’s with 109.

Coastal Christian’s Kristina Quigley. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Kaia Simpson, Cape Fear Academy: Averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the Hurricanes to the CRC Tournament title. Simpson was a member of the All-Tournament team.

Julia Sullivan, Topsail: In Friday’s contest against Laney, Sullivan had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.

Icess Tresvik, Hoggard: With Blair Barefoot still recovering from a concussion, Tresvik has assumed the point guard duties and has done a tremendous job. She finished with a team-high 12 points in Friday’s win over South Brunswick.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Liz Boldt, South Brunswick: Sophomore was 13th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.61 at Friday’s 3A State Championship. Boldt also swam the anchor leg on the 400 freestyle relay team that broke the school record to finish 20th.

South Brunswick’s Liz Boldt. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Brenna Divoky, Ashley: Competed in the 100 breaststroke at the 4A State Championship for the fourth consecutive season. She will continue her career at Campbell University.

Madison Hoover, Topsail: Placed 10th in the 100 backstroke while setting a new school record at the 3A State Championship. She also swam a personal best in the 200 freestyle to finish 15th.

Brynn Jewell, New Hanover: Finished 15th in the 100 butterfly (1:01.02) and 16th in the 500 freestyle (5:23.04) at Friday’s 3A State Championship.

Delaney Popella, Topsail: At Friday’s 3A State Championship, Popella finished 10th in the 50 freestyle and 14th in the 100 breaststroke. She finished her high school career with the top 10 fastest 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke times in school history.

Kate Pottle, New Hanover: In her final high school meet, Pottle was fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:54.74) and 11th in the 100 freestyle (53.85) at the 3A State Championship.

Emma Stone, South Brunswick: Finished 24th in the 100 butterfly and was a member of the 400 freestyle relay at Friday’s 3A State Championship.

Elizabeth Teeters, Southeastern Homeschool: Touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at the NCHEAC State Championship in Goldsboro on Feb. 2.

WRESTLING

Ashley’s Jalyn McClammy. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Hunter Campbell, North Brunswick: Won his second 3A East Regional title in dominant fashion, earning a 16-1 tech fall in the finals at 138 pounds.

Atila Dalmasi, New Hanover: In his first full season wrestling, Dalmasi takes a 27-3 record into the 3A State Championship after finishing second at regionals. He is the first New Hanover wrestler to qualify for states since 2010.

Jack Dillon, Ashley: The sophomore finished third at 106 pounds at the 4A East Regional to earn a spot at this weekend’s state championship.

JonLuke Horne, Ashley: Took third at 160 pounds at the 4A East Regional to qualify for the state championship.

Jayln McClammy, Ashley: Qualified for the 4A State Championship by finishing third at 220 pounds at the regional tournament in New Bern.

Jake Stewart, Ashley: Secured his second straight trip to the 4A State Championship thanks to a third-place finish over the weekend at regionals.

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