Local sports digest
By Gabe Whisnant
Published in Sports on January 12, 2006 2:10 PM
Union sweeps Rebels
CLINTON -- North Duplin's Lauren Blackmore scored a team-best 19 points as the Rebels suffered a 55-50 loss at Union in non-conference action on Wednesday.
The Rebels (4-4) took a 28-17 lead into halftime, only to see the Spartans outscore them 38-22 after intermission. North Duplin managed just nine points in the fourth quarter.
"A pitful fourth-quarter performance doomed us again. We start the fourth quarter with a 12-point lead, and we just quit doing the things that got us to that point," North Duplin coach Danny Blackburn said. "Give Union credit though, they hit four, 3-pointers and go 8-of-10 from the line in the fourth. We've got to learn how to play hard everytime down the court."
Sierra Ward added 16 points for the Rebels, who return to Class 1-A Carolina Conference action at Ayden-Grifton on Friday.
Union's Jennifer Bright led all scorers with 24 points, while teammates Brambley Stanley and Sasha Millington added 17 and 12 points, respectively.
North Duplin 13 15 13 9 -- 50
Union 8 9 12 26 -- 55
NORTH DUPLIN (4-4)
Lauren Blackmore 19, Sierra Ward 16, Heather Hudson 6, Rebecca Coats 4, Rayonna Hargrove 2.
Jennifer Bright 24, Brambley Stanley 17, Sasha Millington 12, Lynn Lanier 2.
CLINTON -- North Duplin's Terrell Midyette dropped in 20 points in the Rebels' 76-48 loss at Union on Wednesday in non-conference play.
North Duplin slipped to 0-8 overall and will take an 0-2 Class 1-A Carolina Conference mark into Friday's game at Ayden-Grifton.
The Rebels fell behind 17-8 after the first quarter, but rallied to trail just 31-28 at the half. The Spartans pulled away after intermission, outscoring the visitors 45-20 in the second half.
Zack Honeycutt scored 30 points to lead all scorers, while Tobias Adamas added 10 points for the Spartans.
North Duplin 8 20 9 11 -- 48
Union 17 14 24 21 -- 76
NORTH DUPLIN (0-8)
Terrell Midyette 20, Desi Smith 4, Billy Mello 2, Montreal Garner 11, Doug Lloyd 4, Chris Graham 5, Daniel Cates 2.
Zack Honeycutt 30, Isaac Carr 9, Brandon Taylor 5, David Hickman 9, Lamont Lamb 9, Adagio Faison 4, Tobias Adams 10.
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