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Published in Sports on December 22, 2005 2:06 PM

Joyner leads balanced Goldsboro attack

SMITHFIELD -- Six-foot-7 junior Daquan Joyner spearheaded a solid offensive attack with 14 points, helping Goldsboro squeeze past Smithfield-Selma 74-73 on Wednesday evening.

Eric McLean added 11 points, while Burnie Best and Tim Kornegay each contributed 10.

"I thought we did a great job showing our poise at the end of the game," said Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan, whose team trailed 53-51 heading into the fourth quarter. "We spread the floor and executed when we had to. I thought we got great leadership from McLean and Best.

"Kornegay and Joyner were solid up and down the floor. This was a big win for us."

Ashton Dickinson pumped in a game-high 29 points for the Spartans. Teammate Brandon Grantham provided 19.

Smithfield-Selma outshot Goldsboro 20-6 at the free throw line.

The Cougars (6-5) return to action Dec. 28 against Seattle (Wash.) Prep in the GlaxoSmithKline Invitational. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.

Goldsboro 18 21 12 23 -- 74

SSS 17 12 24 20 -- 73


Herring 6, Burnie Best 10, Eric McLean 11, Lawson 3, Tim Kornegay 10, Artis 6, Hobbs 4, Boone 1, Isler 3, Daquan Joyner 14, Green 6.


Pettaway 4, Brandon Grantham 19, Quinn 5, Ashton Dickinson 29, Stokes 8, Murray 3, Howell 5.


Jackson, again,

paces Cougars

SMITHFIELD -- Goldsboro High senior point guard Chevoya Jackson provided a game-high 22 points in the Cougars' 42-34, non-conference victory Wednesday evening at Smithfield-Selma.

Jackson grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists for the Cougars, who improved to 7-3 overall.

Helga Bryant added eight points, including two 3-pointers. Kianna Williams contributed seven points, while Angel Roberts pulled down six rebounds.

Goldsboro plays again next Tuesday in its own two-day, four-team Christmas tournament.

Goldsboro 10 12 7 15 -- 42

SSS 11 7 7 10 -- 34


Chevoya Jackson 22, Bryant 8, Williams 7, Burden 5, Maye 2, Roberts 2.


Sierrah Pearson 15, Rejess Marshall 10, Ennis 8.

JV boys

Cougars pull

out tight victory

SMITHFIELD -- A.J. Fowler led three players in double figures with 25 points and Kevonta McDuffie collected a double-double in Goldsboro's 54-52, non-conference victory over Smithfield-Selma on Wednesday.

McDuffie scored 10 points and snagged 12 rebounds for the Cougars, who head into the new year with a 6-3 record. Goldsboro's next contest is Jan. 3, 2006 at Jones Senior.

Fowler also dished out nine assists.

Jamison Wellington contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, while Tayvon Murchison pulled down 11 boards.