Northside boys and girls basketball open season with big wins over Terra Ceia

Published 7:12 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018

High-scoring Northside boys basketball team routs Knights

PANTEGO — The Panthers opened the tenure of their second-ever basketball coach, Jared Adams, with a dominant victory over Terra Ceia, 99-73, on Tuesday.

Northside (1-0 1A Coastal Plains Conference) was led by junior Rashod Smith, who put up 35 points on the night. The 5-foot-8 guard showcased the variety of his skills, hitting mid-range jumpers both off the dribble and in catch-and-shoot situations. Smith also hit four 3-pointers and got to the basket for layups in transition.

Fellow guard Johnathan Clark chipped in with 23 points, helping the Panthers jump out to a 30-13 lead over Terra Ceia (2-2 NCISAA 1A Tarheel Conference) after a quarter of play by draining four 3-pointers in the opening stanza. Zach Green contributed with 17 points, while B.J. Paniagua added eight points, Clark O’Neal and Carter Boyd each had six and Brandon Eborn scored four points.

Matt Van Staalduinen and Gunner Couch paced the Knights on the night, as the duo each had 23 points. Duncan Edwards added 14 points, while Jacob Dorn, Carson Bowen and Elijah Shelton had eight, four and one, respectively.


Stout defensive effort leads Lady Panthers to victory

PANTEGO — Northside rode its defensive play to a 58-25 win over Terra Ceia on Tuesday, as the Panthers pressured the Knights’ ball handlers into turnovers, leading to easy points on the break.

Northside (1-0, 1A CPC) limited Terra Ceia (1-4 NCISAA 1A TC) to just 11 points in the opening quarter and improved defensively as the game wore on, holding the Knights to eight, five and one point in the second, third and fourth quarter, respectively.

Alexia Somers led the way offensively for the Panthers, scoring 18 points in Northside’s season opener with the majority of her work coming in the paint. Gabby Slade finished with nine points, as Jessica Foster scored seven points, Katie Godley chipped in with six, Prentiss Thomas contributed with five, Kanysha Satchel buried a jumper for two points and Amelia Woolard hit a free throw for one point.