C.B. Aycock dominates Nash Central
By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on February 23, 2010 1:46 PM
PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock put together its most impressive offensive performance of the season at the perfect time in a 73-53 rout of Nash Central on Monday evening.
The Golden Falcons connected on their first seven shots from the field as they unleashed an offensive onslaught. Aycock entertains D.H. Conley in second-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs on Wednesday evening.
"I told our guys before the game that I knew when they were up and I knew when they were down," said C.B. Aycock head coach David West. "And tonight I thought they looked ready. They certainly proved me right."
The Golden Falcons (23-3 overall) raced out of the gate to a 17-3 advantage thanks to eight points from Isaac Ryals and five from Terrance Drakeford. The backcourt duo took advantage of a soft 2-3 zone defense employed by the Bulldogs.
After a timeout, the visitors answered with a 10-3 run. But the seven-point deficit would be as close as they would come to ever making the contest competitive.
"Isaac and Terrance were both hot early and when they are shooting like that we have a lot of options," said West. "We were able to limit (Nash Central's) shots with our defense and everyone contributed on the other end."
C.B. Aycock opened up a 41-23 advantage at the intermission and followed with an 8-2 run to start the third quarter. The outcome was never in doubt during the final period.
Ryals led the Golden Falcons' offense with 24 points and eight rebounds. Brandon Winford added 15 points and seven boards. Drakeford tallied 13 points.
Dominique Halloway paced the Bulldogs (14-11) with 18 points and five boards.
"As soon as I got home from our game on Friday and saw who we played I went looking for any info I could find on them," said West. "I figured that Halloway and (Brandon) Thomas were going to be the go-to guys and they each played well tonight."
C.B. Aycock is much more familiar with Wednesday's opponent.
"Every year that I have been the coach here we have scrimmaged D.H. Conley," said West. "They know us, and we know them so it should be a hard-fought game."