Basketball Roundup: Friday night lights
Published 11:45 pm Friday, January 8, 2016
CHOCOWINITY — Southside, looking to even its Coastal Plains Conference record, hosted a sharpshooting Pamlico County team on Friday evening. The Seahawks earned a convincing 71-54 win to improve to 2-2 in league play.
The visiting Hurricanes came into the game with seven wins on the season. They seemed poised to earn their eighth after taking a n 18-11 lead after the first quarter.
Stout defense pulled through for Southside in the second quarter. The Seahawks limited Pamlico County to just four points and the offense scored 22 to take a 33-22 lead into halftime.
Coach Sean White said his team started rebounding better, they took the lead and never looked back from there.
Pamlico County was hindered by a hand injury to one of their best shooters.
The win is the Seahawks’ second in their last three games. They host Mattamuskeet on Monday for a non-conference contest. That will give them an opportunity to keep the ball rolling ahead of their Jan. 15 showdown at Northside.
CAMP LEJEUNE — Northside’s girls’ basketball team dropped a 68-66 heartbreaker at Lejeune on Friday. The Lady Panthers took the lead with 16.7 ticks left. Lejeune got the ball back and made a shot to get right back on top. Mariah Stanley took the potential game-winner for Northside, but missed the last-second 3-pointer.
Coach Michelle Leathers said Tasia Clark had a fantastic game. She also said Jessica Foster and Abby Mooring played hard.
The Lady Panthers were hindered by having three starters foul out in a game that went down to the wire.
The girls get a chance to bounce back on Jan. 15 when they host rival and Coastal Plains Conference foe Southside.
CHOCOWINITY — Laichelle Sparrow scored 19 points and had 6 rebounds to help lead Pamlico County to a 66-24 trouncing of Southside on Friday. The Lady Hurricanes built up a commanding 49-12 lead by halftime and cruised for their 13th win of the campaign.
Southside’s best offensive output was an eight-point second quarter. The Lady Seahawks held Pamlico County’s bench to just two points in the final eight minutes, but it was too late for a comeback.
Mattamuskeet visits Chocowinity on Monday before the girls travel to Northside on Jan. 15. Southside will continue to search for its first Coastal Plains Conference win against the Lady Panthers.