By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on February 5, 2006 2:19 AM
Wayne Country Day's Adam Wright pumped in 35 points -- including a clutch jumper in the waning seconds that put the Chargers up for good in a 69-66 win at home over Kerr-Vance Academy in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference play on Friday.
Wright knocked down a jump shot with under 10 seconds left to put WCDS up one at 67-66. After a Kerr-Vance miss, Shadoe Stewart pulled down a rebound for the Chargers and was fouled. Stewart missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but Wright tipped the miss out to teammate Philip Weeks, who calmly made but foul shots to put the home team up by three.
Kerr-Vance missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game as WCDS (17-8) improved to 6-2 in conference play heading into Tuesday's game at home against Halifax Academy.
Wright also had 13 rebounds, while Tavon Waters contributed 14 points and eight assists. Jeff Franklin added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Chargers as Weeks notched eight points, four steals and four assists. WCDS coach Chad Wiggins praised the effort of Lamar Carpenter off the bench.
Dustin Thomas and Eric Thomas posted 23 points each for Kerr-Vance.
OT win on road
FARMVILLE -- Goldsboro sophomore Anthony Artis turned in a career-high 17 points, leading a balanced team effort in a 72-71 win in overtime at Farmville Central.
The Cougars (14-8 overall), who had six players with seven or more points, maintain control of their own destiny in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference with a first-place, 7-1 record. With two games left, Goldsboro is currently two games up on North Lenoir and North Pitt.
Daquan Joyner added 14 points for the Cougars, while Tim Kornegay contributed 10 points. Raheem Lofton posted eight points for Goldsboro as Branden Herring and Burnie Best had seven points each.
"Anthony (Artis) picked up his level of play all week. He hit some big shots down the stretch tonight," Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan said. "Tim and Daquan struggled, but we had some guys pick things up and that's what good teams do. Herring, Best and Lofton gave us a lift offensively. Antonio Green and Joe Houpe played solid defense and got some big rebounds."
Goldsboro, who travels to North Lenoir on Tuesday, won the rebounding battle 49-32, blocked 10 shots and had 10 steals. The Cougars also dished out 18 assists as a team and won the turnover battle 17-10.
Goldsboro14 23 16 10 8 -- 72
Farmville 12 20 20 12 7 -- 71
GOLDSBORO (14-8, 7-1)
Branden Herring 7, Burnie Best 7, Tim Kornegay 10, Raheem Lofton 8, Anthony Artis 17, Treme Boone 2, Joe Houpe 4, Daquan Joyner 14, Antonio Green 3.
FARMVILLE CENT. (10-8, 3-5)
Marcus Lawrence 1, Kajan Farrow 2, Devon Atkinson 11, Lee Lanier 2, Terrel Barrett 18, Javrious Dixon 28, Taurean Newtown 7, Devaughn Gibbs 2.
ECC road loss
WILSON -- Eastern Wayne freshman Reco McCarter scored 12 points with eight rebounds and five steals in the Warriors' 75-60 loss at Wilson Beddingfield on Friday.
Eastern Wayne (8-13 overall), which scored just eight points in the second quarter, slipped to 1-7 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play with games left at home against Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday and at Kinston on Thursday. The Bruins (9-12 overall) improved to 3-5 in league play, currently tied for fourth with Aycock.
Landon Downes tallied a team-best 16 points for the Warriors, while Lamar Davis (14 points, five assists) and Floronta Wynn (11 points, eight rebounds) also reached double figures.
Alfred Artis paced Beddingfield with 21 points.
E. Wayne 12 8 20 20 -- 60
Beddingfield 20 19 20 16 -- 75
EASTERN WAYNE (8-13, 1-7)
Lamar Davis 14, Darryl Cowan 4, Reco McCarter 12, Landon Downes 16, Floronta Wynn 11, Orlando Midgette 2, Jason O'Neal 1.
BEDDINGFIELD (9-12, 3-5)
Dustin Murray 13, Brian Richardson 3, Chris Davis 2, Alfred Artis 21, Mike Anderson 19, Dante Finch 2, Sabbian Lucas 6, Brian McNair 10.
PRINCETON -- Princeton's Ryan Daughtry scored a game-high 17 points as the Bulldogs lost a low-scoring, 41-32 contest to North Johnston on Friday.
Princeton (7-15 overall) dropped to 1-7 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference, while the Panthers (9-6 overall) improved to 7-1 in league play.
Willie Pearce paced North Johnston with 15 points.
The Bulldogs travel to Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday, before finishing the regular season at home on Friday against Rosewood.
North Johnston 10 9 10 12 41
Princeton 6 10 11 5 32
NORTH JOHNSTON (9-6, 7-1)
Willie Pearce 15, J.P. Wise 8, Brandon Sanders 8, Willie Smith 6, Montress Neal 2, Will Holloman 2.
PRINCETON (7-15, 1-7)
Ryan Daughtry 17, Patrick Bunch 7, Will Gainey 5, Adam Nethercutt 3.
ND in loss
CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Terrell Midyette tallied a team-best 13 points as the Rebels fell, 69-55 at home to Ayden-Grifton on Friday at home.
Montreal Garner added 11 points, while Doug Lloyd had 10 for North Duplin (1-13 overall), which fell to 1-7 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference. Conference-leading Ayden-Grifton (11-7, 8-0) was lead by Jaquan Nobles with 25 points.
The Rebels travel to Rosewood on Tuesday and host Spring Creek on Friday.
Ayden-Grifton 16 16 17 20 -- 69
North Duplin 12 12 12 19 -- 55
AYDEN-GRIFTON (11-7, 8-0)
Jaquan Nobles 25, James Greene 17, Leon Maye 15, Chris Dixon 8, Marcus Moore 2, Stephin Magee 2.
NORTH DUPLIN (1-13, 1-7)
Terrell Midyette 13, Ryan Killete 3, Desi Smith 4, Billy Mello 2, Montreal Garner 11, Doug Lloyd 10, Chris Graham 8, Brandon Smith 4.
too much for GHS
FARMVILLE CENTRAL -- Goldsboro senior point guard Chevoya Jackson had 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals in the Lady Cougars' 68-38 loss at Farmville Central on Friday.
The loss drops Goldsboro to 10-11 overall and 2-5 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play. The Lady Jaguars (16-3 overall) improved to 7-1 in league play.
Kim Zullo led Farmville with 18 points, while Megan Zullo chipped in 10 points.
The Lady Cougars travel to North Lenoir on Tuesday, before hosting North Pitt on Friday in their regular-season finale.
Goldsboro 9 10 7 12 -- 38
Farmville 20 14 15 19 -- 68
GOLDSBORO (10-11, 2-5)
Chevoya Jackson 19, Kianna Williams 5, Johneshia Maye 6, Danielle Irby 4, Tiffany Burden 2, Carmille Early 2.
FARMVILLE CENTRAL (16-3, 7-1)
Megan Zullo 10, Kim Zullo 18, Brittany Talbott 2, Shawanna Andrews 7, Shakina Gorham 4, Crystal Smith 14, Stephony Newkirk 7, Lashonna Shannon 4, Iman Zeitawi 2.
ND wins second
CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Sierra Ward dropped in 23 points to help boost the Rebels to a 59-44 win at home over Ayden-Grifton on Friday.
Lauren Blackmore contributed 17 points for North Duplin (6-8, 2-6 Class 1-A Carolina Conference).
Krystal Williams paced the Lady Chargers (0-19, 0-9 Carolina) with 12 points.
The Rebels travel to Rosewood on Tuesday, before hosting Spring Creek in their regular season finale on Friday.
Ayden-Grifton 7 14 10 13 -- 44
North Duplin 10 11 20 18 -- 59
AYDEN-GRIFTON (0-19, 0-9)
Krystal Williams 12, Lakwoya West 5, Cierra Myers 6, Erin Savidge 10, Teairra Johnson 11.
NORTH DUPLIN (6-8, 2-6)
Heather Hudson 4, Kayla Myers 1, Rebecca Coats 6, Jessica Pridgen 2, Jodie Williamson 6, Sierra Ward 23. Lauren Blackmore 17.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian's Brooke Norris had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the Eagles' 54-20 loss at Northwood Temple on Friday.
WCS (8-15 overall) fell to 5-7 in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play heading into its final game of the regular season at Cresset Christian on Monday.
Hope Wright added five points and seven rebounds for the Eagles.
FARMVILLE -- Goldsboro's Kevonta McDuffie posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Cougars claimed a 69-57 win at Farmville Central on Friday.
Jameson Wellington added 17 points and five rebounds for Goldsboro, while Tavon Murchison had 16 points and three steals and Eric Sinclair had nine points and 12 rebounds.
The Cougars (11-7 overall) improved to 5-3 in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference heading into Tuesday's game at North Lenoir.
Wayne Country Day's Kameron Byrd scored 17 points in the Chargers' 43-29 victory over Kerr-Vance on Friday at home.
David Wilson added 13 points for WCDS, which improved to 14-5 overall and 9-1 in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference.
The Chargers host Halifax Academy on Tuesday.
Eagles' Williams posts
FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian's Eric Williams finished the regular season with a double-double in all 18 games -- tallying 10 points and 13 rebounds with four blocks in the Eagles' 37-25 win over Northwood Temple on Friday.
Wayne Christian finished the regular season with a 12-6 overall mark and an 8-2 record in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference. The Eagles will compete in the league tourney, beginning Feb. 13, as the No. 2 seed.
Colton Woods added 12 points and five boards for WCS on Friday.
WILSON -- Eastern Wayne's Darrius Wilder had 17 points in the Warriors' 60-58 win at Wilson Beddingfield on Friday.
Eastern Wayne (14-4 overall) improved to 7-1 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference heading into Tuesday's game at home against Charles B. Aycock.
Darian Cahill (14 points) and Dwight Ulmer (12 points) also reached double figures for the Warriors.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian's Jennifer Price had six points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Eagles' claimed a 26-9 win over Northwood Temple on Friday.
Hanna Kaler added five points and six boards for Wayne Christian, which improved to 16-4 overall and 7-1 in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference.
The Eagles completed their regular season and await the beginning of the conference tourney.
to Lady Jags
LaQuita Holmes paced Goldsboro with 12 points in a 50-22 loss at home to Farmville Central on Friday.
The Lady Cougars (3-15 overall) fell to 0-6 in the Class 2-A Easter Plains Conference with the loss. The Lady Jaguars (9-4 overall) improved to 6-1 in the league.
WCDS boys 42, KVA 17 -- Brandon Davis led the Chargers (11-5, 6-2) with 17 points, while Cameron Ford had 14 points. The Chargers host Halifax Academy on Tuesday.
Grantham boys 39, Spring Creek 36 -- Devondre Johnson led Grantham with 15 points, while John Taylor Graham added 15 points. Anthony Green paced Spring Creek with 17 points. The Bulldogs and the Gators finished the season with identical records at 1-13 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
Goldsboro girls 39, Mount Olive 32 -- Zeara McDuffie tallied 13 points and Lakiyah Campbell chipped in 12 as Goldsboro seized the WCMSAC Division II crown Thursday afternoon. The Cougars, who defeated Grantham on Monday, finished 8-0 in the division and 10-4 overall.
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