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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Preps digest: Rosewood girls stop Princeton in overtime

Girls' basketball Rosewood 52, Princeton 51 * PRINCETON -- Rosewood hit big shots at critical times en route to a 52-51 overtime victory over archrival Princeton on Friday night. The Dawgs built a 13-2 lead after one quarter as the...

Thornton, Eagles upend archrival

PRINCETON -- Leave it to Rosewood to spoil archrival Princeton's senior night. The Eagles got a huge game from Zach Thornton and held off a late charge for a 64-58 win over the Bulldawgs in the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season...

No. 1-ranked Trojans, Bulldogs split twinbill

WINGATE -- Jake Moser allowed only one earned run and four hits through seven innings and Mount Olive's offense built an 11-run lead as the No. 1-ranked Trojans posted a 13-8 victory over Wingate in the opening game of...

Spring Creek boys continue late-season surge

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek is playing its best basketball at the right time. The Gators executed their half-court offense effectively and placed four scorers in double figures in a 68-57 win Friday evening at North Duplin. It was the Carolina...

Friday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Ayden-Grifton 14 5 27 10 -- 56 Goldsboro 18 12 12 13 -- 55 AYDEN-GRIFTON (15-6, 8-2) Trayvon Fleary 1 1 0-0 5, Rondell Bell 3 2 2-2 14, Jahkevas Edwards 1 0 1-3 4, Deshaun Payton 5 1...

Trojans sweep Mercyhurst, off to 4-0 start

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's Robbin Kennedy delivered three hits and two RBI, and pitcher Christie Wright tossed a five-hitter as the Trojans remained undefeated with a 9-1 win over Mercyhurst (Pa.) University in game one of their doubleheader...

MOC men's volleyball dealt another five-set loss

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Alex Rivero matched his career high with 18 kills for the second consecutive match, but it wasn't enough to prevent Mount Olive from suffering its second straight five-set loss -- a 21-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18, 15-10...

Gary pours in career-high 21 as MOC women drub Converse

MOUNT OLIVE -- Joneiqua Gary hit six 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 21 points off the bench, and Mount Olive College cruised past Converse (S.C.) College, 82-46, in a Conference Carolinas women's basketball game Saturday afternoon. Andrea...

Goldsboro girls polish off 3rd straight Carolina 1-A regular-season crown

The aggressive team showed up. And LaTina Bullock couldn't have been more happier. Goldsboro High deflected passes, forced turnovers and controlled the boards in a dominating 59-22 victory over Ayden-Grifton inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Friday evening. The Cougars...

Ayden-Grifton boys deny Goldsboro's upset bid

Goldsboro had its chances. Ayden-Grifton created its own fortune. Brandon Whitaker drained the game-winning basket with 8 seconds remaining, and the Chargers escaped Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium with a 56-55 victory in the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both...

Aycock's Davis headed to William Peace University

Connor Davis doesn't have to worry about the growing expense of softball after this spring. There will be no more new bats to buy. Those worn-out gloves can be tossed in the trash. She doesn't need new cleats, either. And...

Cole, Vick, Darden battle in state 1-A/2-A swim meet

CARY -- Goldsboro High's Logan Cole recorded a pair of top-seven finishes during the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A men's swimming championships. A junior, Cole touched the wall seventh in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.7 seconds...