Basketball Roundup: Northside snaps losing streak, Southside and Washington fall on road

Published 2:17 am Saturday, February 6, 2016

MICHAEL PRUNKA | DAILY NEWS CLIMBING: Sarah Rhem drives the baseline in a game earlier in the season. Northside snapped a three-game losing streak at home on Friday.

CLIMBING: Sarah Rhem drives the baseline in a game earlier in the season. Northside snapped a three-game losing streak at home on Friday.


PINETOWN — Northside and Lejeune went back and forth in Pinetown Friday evening. Mariah Stanley (6) and Quortasia Clark (5) combined for 11 points in the fourth to help lift the Lady Panthers to their fourth league win of the season.

The hosts led Lejeune 32-20 at halftime, but saw that advantage dissipate in the third quarter. The visitors rallied to take a 46-44 edge into the final period.

Northside closed out thanks in part to a strong defensive showing. Lejeune’s eight points in the fourth were the least scored in a period by either team in the game.



BAYBORO — Pamlico County and Southside were both making a late-season push for the No. 3 spot in the 1-A Coastal Plains Conference. It was a one-possession, 21-18 game at halftime before the homestanding Hurricanes unleashed their fury in the second half.

The hosts outscored the Seahawks 24-9 in the third quarter alone and exploded for 46 second-half points in their 67-41 win.

Southside had held Daquan Dudley scoreless in the first half, but he 16 in the latter 16 minutes. He was a perfect 8-of-8 on his second-half trips to the free-throw line.

Pat Coffey led Southside with 14 points and Donshae Tatum added 10 of his own in the losing effort. The loss relegates the Seahawks to the middle of the standings. The battle for fourth place in the league will likely come down to the season finale against Northside.



WILSON — Beddingfield was able to hold off a second-half surge to defeat a traveling Washington squad 47-41 on Friday. The Pam Pack scored 25 points in the second half, but the Lady Bruins were able to just enough to hang on for the win.

Beddingfield owned a 24-16 advantage after the first half. The usual suspects in Tasia Ebron and Tierra Wiggins had just two baskets in 16 minutes for a combined five points. Nazayah Parker led scorers in the first half with five points.

Wiggins came to life in the fourth and scored eight points. Such inconsistencies were the downfall of the girls. Parker had a five-point third quarter, but was absent in the second and fourth.

Lakitia Basnight had a strong showing with 10 points.

The loss doesn’t set Washington back too far. The girls still have a chance to make a splash when top-ranked North Pitt comes to visit on Tuesday.



WILSON — A much needed conference win was well within reach as Washington trailed Beddingfield 71-70 late in the fourth quarter on Friday. The Bruins exploded on a 12-2 run in the last two minutes to earn the double-figure win at home.

It was a close game throughout. The Pam Pack led 39-37 at halftime and game was tied at 58 apiece going into the fourth quarter. The Bruins missed just two free throws in the final period, helping to fuel their late push.

Shaiquan Moore scored 23 points in the loss and was perfect in his three trips to the charity stripe. After an 11-point first half, Sharwan Staton added 15.

No one besides Moore had multiple baskets in the fourth quarter.

Washington moves on to host North Pitt on Tuesday.