Local sports digest
Published in Sports on December 14, 2005 2:07 PM
Eastern Wayne pins Spring Creek
Eastern Wayne prevailed in every contested match and received three forfeits in a 69-0, non-conference victory over county rival Spring Creek on Tuesday evening.
The teams double forfeited at 103 pounds.
Senior Travis Turner started the match with a first-period pin of the Gators' Patrick Murphy. Tyler Wicks followed with a pin and Brandon Johnson handed Wes Denham, a two-time state qualifier, his first loss in 11 outings.
Heavyweight Foy Coley boosted the Warriors' match advantage to 27-0 with a third-period pin of Dwight Strickland. After the double forfeit, Eastern Wayne got match wins from Jordan Harris (112 pounds), Chris Tesar (125), A.J. Washington (135), Detori Mitchell (140), Joey Burridge (152) and Brian Lincoln (160).
James Knight (119), Brack Duvall (130) and Hank Condon (145) each earned a forfeit.
Eastern Wayne (4-1) returns to action Saturday in a day-long dual tournament at Jacksonville Northside. Spring Creek entertains county rival Southern Wayne on Dec. 21.
Eastern Wayne 69
Spring Creek 0
171 -- Travis Turner (EW) wbf Patrick Murphy, 1:59; 189 -- Tyler Wicks (EW) wbf Ross Monfilla, 1:59; 215 -- Brandon Johnson (EW) dec. Wes Denham, 3-2; Hwt -- Foy Coley (EW) wbf Dwight Strickland, 5:00; 103 -- double FF; 112 -- Jordan Harris (EW) wbf Derrick Strickland, 1:13; 119 -- James Knight (EW) by forfeit; 125 -- Chris Tesar (EW) maj. dec. Darrin Straub, 11-0; 130 -- Brack Duvall (EW) by forfeit; 135 -- A.J. Washington (EW) tech fall David Magnus, 18-3; 140 -- Detori Mitchell (EW) wbf Paul Richter, 1:51; 145 -- Hank Condon (EW) by forfeit; 152 -- Joey Burridge (EW) wbf Paul Haynes, 1:11; 160 -- Brian Lincoln (EW) d. Daquan Wright, 5-1.
Records: Eastern Wayne 4-1.
turns back Bruins
WILSON -- Greene Central collected nine individual wins, including six forfeits, in a 51-25 victory over Wilson Beddingfield on Tuesday evening.
The Bruins owned a 4-3 advantage in contested matches.
"Our kids are steadily improving," said third-year Greene Central coach Dan Minor. "We are focusing on the team, staying aware of the score in close matches. While we try to win each individual match, the guys are starting to realize the importance of saving every team point when we lose an individual match."
Billy Teston (152 pounds) and Darrin Gorham (189) each earned a decision, while 215-pounder Marquis Eanes pinned Beddingfield's Spencer Warren in 27 seconds.
Phillip Freeman (103), Aaron Avery (125), Robert Phillips (130), Jeffrey Shingleton (135), Chris Jones (140) and heavyweight Justin Wellington each picked up a forfeit.
Greene Central (4-1) returns to action Saturday in the Bunn Duals.
Greene Central 51
Wilson Beddingfield 25
103 -- Phillip Freeman (GC) by forfeit; 112 -- Matt Bottoms (B) by forfeit; 119 -- Scott Sherrod (B) wbf James Thomas, 4:45; 125 -- Aaron Avery (GC) by forfeit; 130 -- Robert Phillips (GC) by forfeit; 135 -- Jeffrey Shingleton (GC) by forfeit; 140 -- Chris Jones (GC) by forfeit; 145 -- Darrin Gardner (B) dec. Cameron Taylor, 8-6; 152 -- Billy Teston (GC) wbf Ramon Farmer, 1;44; 160 -- Cameron Reeves (B) dec. Robert Tyndall, 12-8; 171 -- O'dell Jones (B) wbf Craig Dodd, 1:59; 189 -- Darrin Gorham (GC) dec. Allen Godwin, 12-9; 215 -- Marquis Eanes (GC) wbf Spencer Warren, 0:27; Hwt -- Justin Wellington (GC) by forfeit.
Records: Greene Central 4-1.
girls take second
Eastern Wayne's Mason Chenier and Melvin Shippman each claimed a pair of victories in a four-team meet contested Tuesday evening at the Goldsboro YMCA.
Chenier emerged the top competitor in the 50 free (22.87 seconds) and 100 free (49.65). Both times automatically qualified Chenier for a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association regionals.
Shippman placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:02.77) and 200 individual medley (2:21.7). He has also qualified for the NCHSAA regionals.
Xander Robinson finished second overall and posted regional-qualifying times in the 100 butterfly (1:05.77) and 500 free (5:31.35).
The trio helped the Warriors take second overall with 82 points. J.H. Rose was first with 124. Charles B. Aycock edged Kinston 39-37 for third-place honors.
Ashley Robinson notched regional-qualifying marks in the 200 free (2;05.98) and 50 free (27.42). She finished second overall in both events.
Rachael Stoneburner qualified for the regionals with a second-place time of 6:32.01 in the 500 free. She swam a 2:46.21 in the 200 IM.
Eastern Wayne collected 67 points, compared to meet winner J.H. Rose with 131. Aycock scored 41 and Kinston picked up 5.
pick up victory
PRINCETON -- Taylor Lane pumped in a game-high 18 points in Princeton's 76-40, non-conference victory against Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf on Tuesday evening.
Ryan Daughtry added 16 points for the Dawgs, who rose to 4-5 overall.
James Brown led the Hornets with 16 points.
Princeton is the guest of Lakewood on Friday.
ENCSD 10 9 8 13 -- 40
Princeton 22 20 18 16 -- 76
James Brown 16, Hall 8, Garrett 5, Johnson 5, Lashley 6.
Taylor Lane 18, Ryan Daughtry 16, Bunch 8, Melvin 7, Barefoot 5, Holmes 5, Williams 4, Nethercutt 4, Harper 3, Gainey 2, Croom 2, Smith 2.
ROSEBORO -- Doug Lloyd tallied a team-high 16 points in North Duplin's 66-45, non-conference loss at Lakewood on Tuesday evening.
Tyrell Midgette added nine points for the Rebels, who fell to 0-3 overall.
Zack Faircloth led three Leopards in double figures with 21 points. Willie Williams added 15, while Joe Warren chipped in 12.
North Duplin entertains Hobbton on Friday.
North Duplin 9 12 8 16 -- 45
Lakewood 12 20 16 18 -- 66
NORTH DUPLIN (0-3)
Midgette 9, Killette 6, Garner 4, Doug Lloyd 16, Graham 6, Cates 2, Smith 2.
E. Williams 3, D. Williams 5, Zack Faircloth 21, Owens 6, Joe Warren 12, Willie Williams 15, Calhoun 4.
CLINTON -- Kyle Bunn poured in 22 points, including nine from 3-point range, in Rosewood's 66-53, non-conference setback against Super Six 1-A member Union on Tuesday evening.
The Eagles remained winless in six outings.
"We played pretty well the first half defensively, I thought," said Rosewood coach Daniel Mitchell. "We had a breakdown defensively in the second half and it's hard to fight uphill."
Union turned a three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage after three quarters.
The Spartans' Zack Honeycutt blistered the nets for 34 points, including 15 from behind the 3-point arc. Tobias Adams added 13.
Rosewood entertains Hobbton today.
Rosewood 10 19 6 18 -- 53
Union 17 15 13 21 -- 66
McIntyre 4, Ellis 4, Kriger 2, Kyle Bunn 22, Toran 4, Hardison 4, Spriggs 2, Jones 4, Rains 7.
Carr 2, Taylor 2, Weeks 3, Zack Honeycutt 34, Hickman 4, Lamb 8, Adams 13.
turn back Union
CLINTON -- Courtney Hill led a balanced offensive attack with 10 points in Rosewood's 43-34, non-conference victory over Union on Tuesday evening.
Clare Narron chipped in nine points and Kasey Braswell added eight for the Eagles, who snapped their two-game losing streak.
Rosewood (4-2) entertains Hobbton today.
Rosewood 18 10 5 10 -- 43
Union 10 8 10 6 -- 34
Courtney Hill 10, Monroe 6, Rhodes 6, Narron 9, Moore 4, Braswell 8.
Bass 2, Stanley 12, Bright 8, Millington 10, Pryor 2.
ROSEBORO -- Senior Sierra Ward led three North Duplin players in double figures with 17 points in a 55-44, non-conference victory over Lakewood.
Lauren Blackmore added 16 points and Kayla Myers contributed 10 for the Rebels, who climbed to 3-0 overall.
Lindsay Benton led Lakewood with 14 points.
"We played very sloppy tonight (and) we're very lucky to have come out with a win," said Rebels coach Danny Blackburn. "I feel like we took a huge step backwards. The ability to be a good team is there, but we must play hard every second of every game."
North Duplin plays host to Hobbton on Friday.
North Duplin 15 14 14 12 -- 55
Lakewood 14 9 13 8 -- 44
NORTH DUPLIN (3-0)
Sierra Ward 17, Lauren Blackmore 16, Kayla Myers 10, Williamson 8, Coats 4.
Lindsay Benton 14, Crumpler 9, Carr 8, Owens 6, Deave 4, Williams 2, Kerr 1.
SEVEN SPRINGS -- Brittany Billups and Tomeka Pride each turned in a double-double, but Spring Creek endured a 53-52, non-conference loss against Hobbton on Tuesday evening.
Billups provided 21 points and 15 rebounds, but missed a potential game-tying free throw with one second remaining in regulation. Pride contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds.
"We looked better on both ends of the court last night, but we are still making little mistakes that are costing us big in the end," said second-year Spring Creek coach Mandy Ramjford. "Billups and Pride carried the team once more and I had a few step up at times. The team has improved a lot since last year, but we just have to fix the little things."
Shakala Williams led Hobbton with 28 points.
Hobbton 11 9 22 16 -- 53
Spring Creek 8 17 7 20 -- 52
Shakala Williams 28, T. Williams 5, Ragerica Brown 11, Farroll 4, Oates 5.
SPRING CREEK (1-7)
Parks 2, Wetherington 3, Tomeka Pride 16, Brooks 3, Billups 21, Brooks 3, Whitfield 1, Phipps 2.
Jamere Thomas' steal and layup, and Cody Kirkham's two free throws helped Eastern Wayne rally past county rival Goldsboro 78-74 on Tuesday afternoon.
Leonard Compton pushed Goldsboro in front 73-72 on a layup off a Warrior turnover near midcourt with 39 seconds remaining in regulation. Darrius Wilder answered with a 6-footer off Daviyon Whisonant's assist and Thomas' layup -- his only basket of the game -- provided Eastern Wayne with a 76-73 lead.
The Cougars' Kevonta McDuffie hit the back end of a two-shot foul to make it 76-74. Kirkham, one of four Warriors who scored in double figures, drained two free throws and preserved the four-point victory.
Kirkham finished with 15 points, including a 5-of-7 effort from the field. Darian Cahill emerged the Warriors' top scorer with 18 points. Whisonant contributed 14 points and three assists. Wilder added 14 points and nine rebounds.
McDuffie posted a double-double -- 20 points, 10 rebounds -- for the Cougars. A.J. Fowler chipped in 17, followed by Compton with 13 and Tavon Murchison with 10.
Goldsboro (4-2) plays host to county rival Southern Wayne on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Eastern Wayne exited 5-3.
CLINTON -- Taylor Allen pumped in 15 points in Rosewood's 47-45, non-conference loss Tuesday afternoon at Union.
The Spartans' Howard Bynum shared game-high scoring honors with Allen.
Rosewood (2-4) entertains Hobbton this afternoon.
defeat Mt. Calvary
HOOKERTON -- Brad Floars provided a game-high 17 points, including 12 from 3-point range, in Faith Christian's 44-30 victory at N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A rival Mt. Calvary.
Austin Webber added 12 for the Conquerors. Taylor Stocks provided seven points and eight rebounds.
Donald Lewis scored 20 points in Goldsboro's 60-42 victory at county rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cougars (5-2) are the guests of Southern Wayne on Friday.
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