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Prep basketball roundup - Gator boys balanced

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 22, 2004 2:00 PM

CLINTON -- The balance continues.

One night removed from having five players with at least nine points against North Johnston, Spring Creek put four players in double figures in a 72-68 road win at Union High on Wednesday.

The Gators (11-5) have lost just one game against Class 1-A opposition. The Spartans came into the game ranked 10th in the latest 1-A ihigh.com Coaches and Media poll.

"I approach them just like conference games. I love playing good teams when there is not as much pressure, but I don't want us to get used to playing without intensity," Spring Creek coach Sonny Kilpatrick said. "I felt like it was an important game for us to play to show we could beat a good team away from home."

Josh Bishop and Grey Wilson scored 19 points each with Bishop drilling five three pointers and Wilson knocking down two.

Bishop also had six rebounds, five assists and five steals from the point guard spot.

Shane Stevenson dropped in 15 points as Brian Armstrong had 10 points and seven rebounds. Michael Broadie and Mychael King had five rebounds each.

"We are back to where we are supposed to be and that's playing good team ball," Kilpatrick said. "I'm hoping we are back at the right time to make a nice conference run."

The Spartans had three in double figures led by Zach Honeycutt with 21 points.

Spring Creek 15 20 21 16 -- 72 Union 14 15 22 17 -- 68


Josh Bishop 19, Grey Wilson 19, Shane Stevenson 15, Brian Armstrong 10, Mychael King 5, Michael Broadie 2, Chris Wright 2.


Zach Honeycutt 21, Roddlick Beatty 16, Quintell Corbett 13, Blake King 11.

Three-point baskets 8 (Bishop 5, Wilson 2, Stevenson). Turnovers -- Spring Creek 9.

South Johnston

drops Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock was unable to match seven South Johnston three-pointers as the Trojans took a 59-38 non-conference win at the Golden Falcons' gymnasium on Wednesday.

Aycock's Josh Coley scored seven points to lead his team, while Jamorris Dickerson, Michael Gurganus and Alonzo Ferrell had six points each for the Falcons (3-12)

Everson Simmons scored 23 points, including seven threes as teammate Deangelo Ruffin added 22 points and two threes.

Aycock takes a 3-6 mark in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play into Friday's clash with Southern Wayne (4-6 ECC).

South Johnston 12 17 17 13 -- 59

C.B. Aycock 6 11 13 8 -- 38


Brandon Hobbs 1, Josh Coley 7, Dustin Smith 2, Bryan Moore 1, Jamorris Dickerson 6, Michael Gurganus 6, Montrel Simms 4, Erik Langston 4, Alonzo Ferrell 6.


Dewey 3, Jackson 2, Bridgers 5, Everson Simmons 23, Johnson 2, Deangelo Ruffin 22, Dolan 2.

Three-point baskets -- South Johnston 7 (Simmons 3, Dewey, Bridgers, Ruffin 2).

Varsity Girls Aycock's Warrick records double-double

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Joyce Warrick scored 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Lady Falcons won 40-35 over South Johnston at home on Wednesday.

The win improves Aycock to 12-3 overall as they take a 7-2 Eastern Carolina Conference worksheet into Southern Wayne (3-7 ECC) on Friday.

Warrick showed the ability to step out and knock down jump shots against a "packed-in" Trojan defense.

"They packed it in on us, and they kept our inside game at bay," Aycock coach Gary Hales said. "So, we spread them out and Joyce hit some elbow jumpers."

South Johnston's Shannon Lee scored 21 points, while Allison Blackmon added 13 points. Only three Trojan players scored in the loss.

Lela Reid added eight points for Aycock.

South Johnston 8 11 7 10 -- 35

C.B. Aycock 11 9 14 6 -- 40


Allison Blackmon 13, Lauren Williams 2, Shannon Lee 21.


Quaneisha Milner 6, Kandace Burroughs 3, Jennifer Williamson 2, Emily Stewart 4, Cassandra Worrell 7, Joyce Warrick 10, Lela Reid 8.

Three-point baskets -- South Johnston 2 (Blackmon 2).

Gators suffer

road loss

CLINTON -- Spring Creek's Shondalyn Rogers scored 20 points as the Gators fell 59-42 at Union High School on Wednesday in non-conference action.

The loss dropped the Gators to 6-10 overall as they will return to Class 1-A Carolina Conference play on Friday at home against North Duplin. The Gators are 3-2 in conference.

Shanta Robinson paced three Spartans in double figures with 13 points.

Tomeka Pride and Yolanda Lawson had five points each for the Lady Gators.

Spring Creek 6 7 14 15 -- 42

Union 17 21 11 10 -- 59


Shondalyn Rogers 20, Tomeka Pride 5, Yolanda Lawson 5, Troia Morgan 4, Shantell Patterson 4, Barbara Witherington 3.


Shanta Robinson 13, Roxanne Palmer 12, Melanie Bradley 10.

JV girls Rosewood throttles North Johnston

KENLY -- Rosewood's Courtney Hill scored 20 points to lead four Eagles in double figures in a 77-40 win at North Johnston.

Rosewood's Kasie Braswell had 18 points, while Kelli Gurley added 14 and Kasey Grey contributed 13.

Amber Williams paced the Panthers with 10 points.

Rosewood (7-3 overall) travels to Farmville Central on Friday.

JV boys Aycock claims non-conference win

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Lamada Williams scored 23 points to lead the Golden Falcons to a 60-44 win over South Johnston.

Aycock (9-6 overall) also got a 10-point effort from Devon Andrews.

The Falcons travel south on Friday to take on Southern Wayne in Dudley.

Middle Schools

Norwayne boys 36, Greenwood 33 -- Norwayne's Martavis Crawford had nine points, while Jordan Yawn and Jacob Pendleton had eight points each. Greenwood's Deviyon Whisonant scored 11 points and Chris Jones added 10. Norwayne (8-5, 3-4 Division II) concludes regular season play at Brogden today.