The Goldsboro Cougars extended their win streak to seven games on Tuesday night when they defeated the Eastern Wayne Warriors 81-58.
Goldsboro’s Takorrie Faison, who has led the team in scoring all season, started off the scoring for Goldsboro in Tuesday night’s game with a high-flying dunk to tie the game at 2-2 after an Eastern Wayne basket.
Zakwon Hall reclaimed the Warriors’ lead with a layup to give them a 4-2 lead.
That lead would be the Warriors’ last lead of the game as Goldsboro’s TajMori Joyner drained a basket to tie the game at 4-4 before Faison got the Goldsboro fans standing with another high-flying dunk.
The Cougars continued to score at will, and Faison scored the last basket of their 13-0 run to give the Cougars a 15-4 lead.
Eastern Wayne finally scored to cut the Goldsboro lead down to 15-6, but the Warriors had no answer for the Goldsboro offense, and Faison scored the next Goldsboro basket with a tip-in.
The final basket of the quarter also came from Faison, who nailed a three-pointer to finish with 13 points in the first quarter and give Goldsboro a 23-7 lead.
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Similar to the first quarter, the Cougars started off the scoring in the second quarter with a dunk.
This time the dunk came from Joyner, who gave the Cougars a 25-7 lead.
Goldsboro continued to build up its lead in the second quarter, and the Cougars jumped out to a 38-11 lead.
Eastern Wayne didn’t surrender, and the Warriors used a 6-0 run to cut Goldsboro’s lead down to 38-17, but Goldsboro quickly erased any hope of a Warriors’ comeback, and the Cougars used a 7-4 run to take a 45-21 halftime lead.
In the second half, Goldsboro continued to dominate, and they eventually came out on top 81-58 as Faison ended the night with a game-high 34 points.
With the win, Goldsboro improved to 17-2 overall and 5-0 in Neuse Six 2A Conference play, while Eastern Wayne fell to 7-10 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Goldsboro will host Beddingfield (4-12, 0-4) on Friday at 8 p.m., while Eastern Wayne will also play on Friday when the Warriors entertain Princeton (16-1, 4-1) at 7:30 p.m.