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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 5, 2006 2:05 PM

SW wins seventh straight

TEACHEY -- Southern Wayne's Akeem Royal poured in a game-best 38 points, including 28 in the first half, as the Saints tallied an 88-75 win at Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday.

The win was Southern Wayne's seventh in a row as it improved to 10-1 heading into Friday's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener at home against Eastern Wayne. The Bulldogs slipped to 6-2.

Royal and teammate Delawn Armwood, who posted 25 points, combined for all 14 of the Saints' 3-pointers as Royal made eight and Armwood knocked down six. Both were especially hot from long range late in the first half and during another run in the fourth quarter.

Cory Rhodik led Wallace-Rose Hill with 19 points, while Michael Evans added 16 and Jale Peterson chipped in 13.

Southern Wayne 20 33 19 16 -- 88

Wallace-RH 16 26 23 10 -- 75


Antonio Davis 9, Akeem Royal 38, Delawn Armwood 25, Justin Bellamy 1, Austin Hood 8, Jaffari Ward 5, John Hart 2.


Boden 7, Cory Rhodik 19, Hall 2, Carr 1, Jale Peterson 13, Irving 9, Michael Evans 16, Bowen 6, Brown 2.

Gators fall

in Carolina opener

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Dalreese Bell had 18 points in the Gators' 80-61 loss at home to Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference opener for both teams.

Josh Wright added 17 points for Spring Creek (4-10, 1-0 Carolina), while Cliff Wilson chipped in nine points.

Ayden-Grifton's Jaquan Nobles posted a game-best 27 points as Tanner Carnes (18 points) and Leon Maye (11 points) also reached double figures. The Chargers (1-0 Carolina) improved to 4-6 overall.

The Gators will look to snap a nine-game losing streak at Princeton on Friday.

Ayden-Grifton 15 20 19 26 -- 80

Spring Creek 19 14 12 11 -- 61

AYDEN-GRIFTON (4-6, 1-0)

Jaquan Nobles 27, Tanner Carnes 18, Leon Maye 11, Kevin Milton 8, Chris Dixon 6, Stefan McGhee 5, Daniel Green 2, Rico Thompson 2, J.L. Summers 1.

SPRING CREEK (4-10, 0-1)

Dalreese Bell 18, Josh Wright 17, Cliff Wilson 9, Desmond Radford 8, Carsheme Ruffin 4, Daniel Shuning 5.

Rebels suffer

home loss

CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Doug Lloyd scored eight points as the Rebels reached double digits in only one quarter in a 63-25 loss at home to Union.

North Duplin (0-5) fell behind 27-15 at the break, before scoring just 10 points after intermission.

Zach Honeycutt led the Spartans with 13 points, while teammate Tobias Adams chipped in 12 in Union's balanced effort.

The Rebels open Class 1-A Carolina Conference play at home against North Johnston.

Union 13 14 17 19 -- 63

North Duplin 4 11 6 4 -- 25


Isaac Carr 5, Brandon Taylor 4, Dusty Weeks 6, Zach Honeycutt 13, David Hickman 2, Devon Chestnutt 8, Lamont Lamb 5, Anthony Davis 2, Jesse Shawn 2, Tobias Adams 12.


Terell Midyette 1, Ryan Killette 4, Billy Mello 2, Montreal Garner 4, Doug Lloyd 8, Chris Graham 2, Brandon Smith 4.

JV boys

Saints top

'Dogs in double OT

TEACHEY -- Southern Wayne's Paris Armwood scored 20 points as the Saints defeated Wallace-Rose Hill 68-55 in double overtime on Wednesday.

Emmanuel Hinton added 14 points for Southern Wayne (4-4).

The Saints return to action on Friday at home against Eastern Wayne in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener for both teams.


SW wins

on road

TEACHEY -- In their first game since Dec. 18, Southern Wayne defeated Wallace-Rose Hill, 56-37 in Duplin County on Wednesday.

Freshman Lynnesha Leonard led the way with 23 points, nine rebounds and five steals, while teammate Ebony Darden posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Shakoria Clark added seven points, 12 rebounds and five assists as Christy Dixon also chipped in seven points. Lynn Grantham added to the balanced effort with five points and five steals.

The Saints (3-5) return to action on Friday at home against Eastern Wayne in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener for both teams.

JV girls

GHS nabs

second victory

PRINCETON -- Goldsboro's LaQuita Holmes scored 10 points to lead the Lady Cougars in a 38-29 win at Princeton on Wednesday.

Goldsboro improved to 2-9 on the season, while the Lady Bulldogs slipped to 5-5.

Kierra Rogers and Kim Butler added seven points each for the Lady Cougars.

9th grade boys

Cougars defend

home floor

Goldsboro's Javaris Simmons pumped in 28 points as the Cougars dropped Rocky Mount 69-61 at home on Wednesday.

Carlton Forte added 10 points for Goldsboro, which improved to 10-2 on the season.

The Cougars face East Duplin on Saturday at 11 a.m.