Gators triumph over Dark Horses

Tyrese Artis scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed four rebounds as Spring Creek toppled Clinton 70-64. Demartae Bizzell finished with 18 points and four rebounds, while Dominique Morse scored 15 points, snagged six rebounds and dished out two assists. Landon Smothers added 13 points, six assists, and six rebounds. The Gators are now 10-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

More prep boys’ basketball

Goldsboro 82, Wallace-Rose Hill 74

Christian Bullock led the Cougars with 28 points, while Xavion Atkinson scored 21 points as Goldsboro ran past Wallace-Rose Hill 82-74. Isaiah Wilder contributed 17 points, while Jykeis McClean scored 10 points. The Cougars improved to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Prep girls’ basketball

Southern Wayne 60, C.B. Aycock 28

The Lady Saints defeated the Golden Falcons 60-28 on Friday night. Samiya Bess and Alissa Meadows lead the Saints with 12 points each. Erykah Baldwin scored 11 points, Ty’Lisha Maye added eight and Nakayla Carter finished with five points. Southern Wayne is now 9-4 overall.

Wayne Christan 48, New Bern 45

Bri Verme scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as Wayne Christian won a tough game against New Bern 48-45. Abi Harrleson scored nine points, and served out three assists, while Ramiyah Baldwin scored eight points. Hayli Verme scored seven points, and had four rebounds, while Emma Bauer scored three points. Jamia Water and Payton Jackson each scored two points.

“It was a tough win, but our girls persevered. The defense of Abi Harrelson and Ramiyah Baldwin is what kept us in the game,” said Wayne Christian head coach Michael Richards. “Our eighth-grader, Hayli Verme, and Jamia Waters came off the bench and provided us with a much-needed spark in the third quarter. Bri Verme provided us with great scoring inside against a tough defensive front.”

Prep wrestling

Rosewood (ROSE) 62.0 Rocky Mount (ROMO) 6.0

138: Wesley Sturgill (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.) 145: Timothy Decatur (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.) 152: Jordan Todd (ROSE) over Trevon Hatch (ROMO) (Dec 8-2) 160: Dylan Hubbard (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.) 170: Elijah Joyner (ROSE) over Joeventay Dickens (ROMO) (Fall 2:49) 182: Patrick Jones (ROSE) over Curtis Robinson (ROMO) (Fall 1:45) 195: Markvs Battle (ROMO) over Julissa Jaramillo (ROSE) (Fall 3:20) 220: Aaron Jarvis (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.) 285: Matthew Wade (ROSE) over Chion Underhill (ROMO) (Fall 0:29) 106: Malika Haines (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.) 113: Christian Decatur (ROSE) over David Jacob (ROMO) (TF 19-3 4:04) 120: Double Forfeit 126: Double Forfeit 132: Braeden Reiss (ROSE) over (ROMO) (For.)

Rosewood (ROSE) 65.0 Northern Nash (NONA) 18.0

126: Paul Powell (NONA) over (ROSE) (For.) 132: Braeden Reiss (ROSE) over (NONA) (For.) 138: Wesley Sturgill (ROSE) over Jamari hooker (NONA) (Fall 3:58) 145: Timothy Decatur (ROSE) over Jayvien Romney (NONA) (TF 16-0 2:00) 152: Jordan Todd (ROSE) over Airrick Moore (NONA) (Fall 1:58) 160: Dylan Hubbard (ROSE) over (NONA) (For.) 170: Ari Barnes (NONA) over Elijah Joyner (ROSE) (Fall 3:06) 182: Gael Jaramillo (ROSE) over Jahkel Hooker (NONA) (Fall 5:05) 195: Patrick Jones (ROSE) over Noah Heacox (NONA) (Fall 1:17) 220: Caleb Shirley (NONA) over Aaron Jarvis (ROSE) (Fall 2:00) 285: Nyterrius Williams (ROSE) over Andrew Grant (NONA) (Fall 1:17) 106: TJ Ruffino (ROSE) over (NONA) (For.) 113: Logan Tortual (ROSE) over Brian Maldonado (NONA) (Fall 2:46) 120: Christian Decatur (ROSE) over Jared Williams (NONA) (Fall 2:38)