Daily Roundup: November 23, 2021


No. 4 Laney 62, No. 5 Trask 57

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The Buccaneers closed the game on a 12-4 run to rally for a home victory in a matchup between top-5 teams in the Coastal Preps power rankings.

Senior Connor Powe tied the score at 53 on a three-point play with 2:55 left on the clock. He then put Laney (1-0) on top for good with a putback 50 seconds later.

Trask (1-1) sophomore guard Myron McKoy got a wide-open look at a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left that would have given the visitors the lead, but it was short.

The Buccaneers sealed the win by connecting on five of six free throws in the last 35 seconds.

Powe scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half. Laney was led by Joe Bachman, who put in 15 points. Michael Milholland added 12.

Robert Pridgen gave the Titans a 27-17 lead on a layup with 3:12 to play in the first half, but Laney finished on a 7-2 run to cut the deficit to five.

Pridgen led all scorers with 18 points, while McKoy and Isaac Turner both chipped in 16 in the loss.

The Buccaneers welcome Jack Britt on Tuesday night at 7:30. Trask hosts Topsail at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

No. 1 New Hanover 74, Riverside 33

James Jones Jr. finished with 18 points in the dominant road victory.

New Hanover (1-0) also got 15 points and six rebounds from Mikhail Pocknett. The Wildcats scored 28 points in the second quarter to build a 43-16 halftime lead.

The advantage grew to 68-23 after three quarters.

Next up for the Wildcats is a road game at New Bern on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

No. 6 Coastal Christian 61, Arendell Parrott Academy 45

Sophomore Aiden Davies scored a school record 35 points to help the Centurions bounce back from Monday’s loss.

Davies finished with 14 field goals. He was also 7 of 11 from the free throw line.

Coastal Christian (2-2) trailed 14-12 after the opening eight minutes, but they scored 39 points in the middle two quarters to pull away.

David Bern finished with 11 points, while Luke Davenport chipped in 10.

The Centurions play at Arendell Parrott Academy at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

No. 12 North Brunswick 79, West Columbus 59

Nine Scorpions reached the scoring column in the season-opening win.

Justin Freeman had a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Gavin Lindbert added 12 points, while Akell Lance and K.J. Brown each chipped in 10.

Lance, Brown and Dom’ahnic Atkinson-Bell all connected on a pair of 3-pointers.

North Brunswick (1-0) travels to South Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

No. 14 Wilmington Christian Academy 51, East Columbus 49 (OT)

The Patriots snapped a four-game losing streak with a hard-fought home victory.

Hayden Naylor led all scorers with 17 points. WCA (1-4) also got 14 points from Trey Pierce and nine from Thomas Sousa.

Sousa nearly won the game in regulation, but his shot at the buzzer was waved off by the officials.

Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Wayne Christian School on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

New Bern 76, No. 7 Ashley 66

Blake Lewis surpassed the 20-point mark for the second night in a row, but the Screaming Eagles weren’t victorious this time.

Lewis hit a pair of 3-pointers and went 5-for-5 from the free throw line en route to a team-high 21 points.

Ashley (1-1) also got 18 points from Coen Locklear and 10 from Gavin Steiner.

The Screaming Eagles are back at home against Trask on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

White Oak 63, No.  13 Topsail 36

The Pirates trailed 40-17 at halftime and they were never able to work their way back into the game.

Alec Nahova led the way with seven points, while freshman guard Spencer Henry scored six points in his high school debut. 

Topsail (0-1) visits Trask on Tuesday night at 7:30.


No. 5 North Brunswick 56, West Columbus 20

Laney Scoggins scored 12 of her game-high 23 points in the opening quarter to help the Scorpions open the season with a victory.

North Brunswick (1-0) led 18-5 after the first quarter and 28-13 at halftime.

Mariah Bell added eight points, while Samaya Hankins and Ayanna Meyers both added seven.

The Scorpions play at South Columbus on Tuesday night at 6.

No. 4 Topsail 60, White Oak 27

A 22-point second quarter gave the Pirates a commanding 33-13 halftime lead and they continued to pull away.

Sophomore Lexie Dawson shot 7 of 10 from the field for a game-high 17 points. She added five of Topsail’s (1-0) 28 steals.

Carolina Coria and Bre Hebron each scored nine points, while Lilah Johnson finished with six points and five steals.

The Pirates (1-0) travel to Trask at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

No. 2 Laney 69, No. 11 Trask 11

The Buccaneers scored early and often in a dominant home victory that featured a running clock for the entire second half.

Jada Simpson led all players with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Freshman Aniece Lewis also reached double figures with 10 points.

A total of 13 Laney (1-0) players scored. Taylor Chism added eight points, while Bre Walker and Lauren Bastable both had six.

The Buccaneers led 34-2 after the opening eight minutes and 49-5 at halftime. They host Jack Britt on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Madalyn White scored eight points to lead Trask (1-1), which welcomes Topsail at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

No. 7 Ashley 42, New Bern 36

A career-high 17 points from sophomore Mackenzie Morton lifted the Screaming Eagles to a second straight win.

Morton finished 11 of 16 from the free throw line. Marlee Cook chipped in nine points, while Savannah Cook finished with six points and 15 rebounds.

Ashley (2-0) held a slim 27-25 lead after three quarters before scoring 15 points over the final eight minutes.

The Screaming Eagles host Trask on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Arendell Parrott Academy 59, No. 8 Coastal Christian 31

The Centurions were defeated at home for the second time in as many days.

DK Britt connected on four 3-pointers en route to her team-high 16 points. Sofia Galbraith added seven points for Coastal Christian (1-4), which visits Arendell Parrott Academy on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Other scores

East Columbus 57, No. 12 Wilmington Christian Academy 20


Ashley 38, West Brunswick 36

Isaac Olvera recorded a takedown in overtime to earn a hard-fought 9-7 victory at 170 pounds and help the Screaming Eagles escape with a road win.

That match was the only one that went all three periods.

Ashley (1-1, 1-1 Mideastern) won six consecutive matches to build a 32-6 lead. A first period pin from Andrew Horrell at 220 put the match out of reach with five bouts remaining.

Vinny Evers opened the 32-point run with a 15-0 tech fall at 138. That was followed by three straight first period pins from Blake Taylor (145), Keegan Herbst (152) and Joe Botterio (160). 

Ethan Files followed Olvera with a second period pin at 182.

All six of West Brunswick’s (0-2, 0-2) victories came via pin from Roy Nelson (106), Marquis Shaw (120), Luke Connick (126), Noah Farris (132), Wyatt Moster (195) and Jacob Cisneros (285). 

There was a double forfeit at 113.

The Screaming Eagles travel to New Hanover for a tri-match that also features Pender on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The Trojans welcome Laney on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Laney 59, North Brunswick 21

The Buccaneers won nine straight matches to turn a 12-0 deficit into an insurmountable 53-12 lead.

Two-time defending state champion Mark Samuel began the run with a second period pin at 126 pounds. 

Grant Bradshaw (third period pin at 132), Jayden Harrison (forfeit at 138), Noah Thomas (first period pin at 145), Lucas Carpenter (first period pin at 152), Owen Harshbarger (17-2 tech fall at 160), Alex Hopper (first period pin at 170), Charlie Bishop (second period pin at 182) and Devon Bell (forfeit at 195) all followed with bonus-point victories.

Corey Pollock added Laney’s (2-0, 2-0 Mideastern) final six points with a pin at 285.

North Brunswick (1-2, 1-1) got first period pins from Caden Farris (106) and Tyler Sznaider (113) as well as a second period pin from Billy Bracy at 120.

Cameron Gurkin scored three points in the second period to build a 5-3 lead over Trystan Richardson at 220. He held on for a 7-6 win in the only bout that went the entire six minutes.

The Buccaneers travel to West Brunswick on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Scorpions host Topsail at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.

South Brunswick 60, New Hanover 24

Noah Harrell needed only 32 seconds to record a pin at 170 pounds and Logan Harrell pinned his opponent in 54 seconds at 132 to lift the Cougars.

South Brunswick (3-0, 2-0 Mideastern) also got first period pins from Lily Prendergast (106), Mason Howlett (182) and John Lee (195). Ethan McCullough had a second period pin a 113.

Samuel Price (120), Matthew Cummings (138), Cameron Eurioles (145) and Jacob Page (152) all received forfeits.

New Hanover (0-4, 0-2) got pins from Jack Cuba (160) and Johnathan McIntyre (285). Isaiah Gillespie (126) and Sam Bradshaw (220) both received a forfeit.

The Cougars return home to take on Hoggard at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. The Wildcats host Ashley and Pender in a tri-match on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

South Brunswick 66, Trask 18

The Cougars won 11 of the 14 bouts to cruise to a dominant victory.

Mason Howlett had the fastest pin of the night in 26 seconds at 182 points. The other South Brunswick pins came from Ethan McCullough (113), Cameron Eurioles (145), Jacob Page (152), Chris Salgado (160) and Noah Harrell (170).

Lily Prendergast (106), Samuel Price (120), Logan Harrell (132), John Lee (220) and Damian Weaver (285) all received forfeits.

Trask got pins from Christian Still (138) and Asher Eason (195). Nicholas Johnson received a forfeit at 126.

Trask 45, New Hanover 36

Freshman Asher Eason clinched the victory with a 46 second pin at 220 pounds.

His win put Trask (2-2) on top 45-30 with one bout remaining. 

The Titans trailed 24-9 before reeling off victories in six of the next seven matches.

Back-to-back forfeits to David Botello at 145 and Miguel Flores at 152 started the run. Dylan East (170), Roberto Santiago (182) and Andrew Brock (195) all record pins.

Trask’s other wins came from Bernardino Garcia (forfeit at 113) and Nicholas Johnson (9-8 at 120). 

Jack Cuba of New Hanover had the fastest pin of the night in 34 seconds at 160. The Wildcats’ other five victories came via forfeit.

Hoggard 43, Topsail 36

The Vikings won the final three bouts to rally from a 36-25 deficit and remain unbeaten in the Mideastern Conference.

Pierce White had a third period pin at 195 to close the deficit to five points, and Matthew Byrnes put Hoggard (2-2, 2-0) on top for good with a pin in 42 seconds at 220. Asef Ismail received a forfeit at 285 in the final bout.

Levi Balabon (forfeit at 106), Kilbey Boone (8-6 decision at 113) and Oscar Limon-Zarzosa (pin at 120) gave the Vikings a quick 15-0 lead.

Hoggard’s other wins came from Nolan Savard (pin at 145) and Cyrus Gregory (13-4 major decision at 160).

Jacob Mackleer (132), Ethan Blevins (138), John Latta (152), William Scholl (170) and Nick Booton (182) all recorded pins for Topsail (0-4, 0-2). Ian Fritz was awarded a forfeit at 126.

The Vikings visit South Brunswick at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, while the Pirates travel to North Brunswick on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Dixon 57, Topsail 24

Ethan Blevins needed only 14 seconds to record a pin at 138 pounds, but the Pirates managed only three other victories.

Ian Fritz (pin in 1:39 at 126), Jacob Mackleer (pin in 3:32 at 132) and Aaron Martinez (pin in 4:10 at 195) scored Topsail’s other points.

White Oak 51, Topsail 27

First period pins from Ian Fritz (126 pound), Jacob Mackleer (132) and William Scholl (170) helped keep the match close, but the Pirates suffered another loss.

Aaron Martinez picked up a 4-2 win at 195 and Ethan Blevins received a forfeit at 138 for Topsail.

Other scores

Dixon 57, Hoggard 21

White Oak 46, Hoggard 33





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