12/18/10 — Hunt boys too much for Eastern Wayne

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Hunt boys too much for Eastern Wayne

By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on December 18, 2010 11:13 PM

Wilson Hunt's advantage was clear in pregame warmups.

The visitors were much taller than the homestanding Eastern Wayne squad.

Hunt used their forward depth to full advantage and walked off with a 76-48 non-conference victory on Friday night. Hunt swept the season series from Eastern Wayne.

"They are very big and very athletic up front," Eastern Wayne head coach Marvin Bowman said. "I thought we were able to control the tempo in the first half with our zone defense and keep the game close, but as the game wore on they kept working the ball inside and getting good shots."

Hunt opened up an 13-9 lead in the slow-paced first quarter. Josiah Davis scored all nine of the Eastern Wayne markers in the period. Two late buckets by shooting guard Tyrell Vinson pushed the Hunt lead to 31-19 at the intermission.

The third quarter was dominated by the visitors.

Wilson Hunt opened the second half on a 10-0 run that included a thunderous slam dunk by Scottie Harris. The visitors scored 24 points in the period and opened up a 29-point lead in the process.

Eastern Wayne battled back early in the fourth quarter.

Lee Atkinson hit a pair of quick 3-pointers and Davis added a layup, but the Warriors never could come any closer than 18 points.

"We missed a lot of shots that we have been making to start the season, it was just one of those nights," said Bowman. "To Hunt's credit they shot it well all night and at the foul line."

Vinson led Hunt with 16 points and Harris added 15 markers.

Davis paced the Eastern Wayne offense with 15 points and six rebounds. Atkinson added nine points, all in the fourth quarter.

Eastern Wayne (6-3 overall) will take a break for the holidays before taking part in the Goldsboro High School Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27.