Charles B Aycock lost to J.H Rose 47-38 on Thursday night.
The loss drops the Golden Falcon’s record within Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference at 1-1. C.B. Aycock is now 3-9 overall.
“We’ve had a rash of injuries that we can’t control,” C.B. Aycock head coach Randy Pate said. “I lost two senior starters, and it hampered how we played. Defensively we played well in the first half, but we’re missing too many point-blank shots.
“We shot a lot of free throws tonight, but we missed 10 and that just killed us.”
The Golden Falcons played the Rampant evenly throughout the opening half as the teams traded the lead until a three-pointer by Zakarraih Smith put the Rampant ahead 24-22. J.H Rose increased its lead to 37-30 going into the fourth quarter
Katlyn Parrish was the most prolific Golden Falcon in the first half as she put in 10 points and grabbed three rebounds.
J.H. Rose pulled away early in the fourth quarter as the Rampant hit open jumpers and found their rhythm on the offensive end. With only two minutes left in the game J.H Rose was up 42-36.
The Rampant managed to hold off a late rally by the Golden Falcons, and the win the game 47-38.
Parrish finished the night with 14 points. Abbey Thomas contributed 10 points, while Morgan Casey and Jada Spurill each grabbed four rebounds.
“I’m frustrated for the girls. I’m not frustrated at the girls,” Pate said. “I’m proud of them, I’ll go to battle with them any day of the week. I told them there’s nothing to give up on, this is just our second conference game so we still control our own destiny.
“We’re going to try to right the ship, and turn it up one more notch.”
Smith led the Rampant with 11 points. Amira Brown added eight points.
The Golden Falcons do not have time lick their wounds. Their next action is tonight versus D.H. Conley. Tipoff is 6:15 p.m.