Beaufort County weekend basketball wrap-up (1/13)
There was plenty of basketball being played this past weekend around Beaufort County, and local schools picked up some big wins, including a few conference victories.
Pamlico County 81, Southside 50
It was a battle between the top two teams in the Coastal Plains 1-A Conference, but the defending state champion Lady Hurricanes had too much in the tank for four quarters against the young Seahawks.
The Hurricanes battled some early foul trouble, which was huge as Pamlico only has seven players. 12 first half fouls endangered many Hurricane players, but only one fouled out in the second half. By that time, they’d already built a 20-point cushion.
Southside went step-for-step with Pamlico early on, as Ka’Nyah O’Neal started out 3-for-3 from the field with a couple of steals. She finished with 26 points to lead all scorers in the contest. O’Neal was selected for WITN’s Pepsi Player-of-the-Week with last week’s performances, and didn’t disappoint the camera crews on Friday night.
Jasmine Blango picked up nine points on the evening, Laquisha Woolard added seven, Shantel Cannon had five and Sarah Petty scored three on the night for the Seahawks.
Southside will have another tough test come this Friday night when they host Riverside (10-4, 3-1). The Knights’ only conference loss also came at the hands of Pamlico County. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Washington 40, South Lenoir 34
The Lady Pam Pack (3-10, 2-2) have had a resurgence in the second half of the season and are playing much better basketball since the New Year.
They went on the road in a hostile environment and stole a win away from South Lenoir (8-6, 2-3).
Washington has an opportunity to earn its third consecutive conference win against West Craven on Friday night in Vanceboro.
Cape Hatteras 44, Northside 34
The Lady Panthers (3-6, 2-2) came up short despite making a fourth quarter run at the Hurricanes on Friday evening.
Northside will have a chance for redemption on Friday night at home against Cape Hatteras (5-4, 3-0). Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Terra Ceia 52, Albemarle 45 (OT)
The Lady Knights (7-5, 3-3) used overtime to complete a 10-point fourth quarter comeback against the Albemarle Colts on Friday evening.
Carly James’ 28 points and nine rebounds elevated the Lady Knights into the win column. Hensley Jordan and Bianca Torres each had six, Lynn Van Staalduinen had five and Emily Roscoe picked up four in Terra Ceia’s third-straight victory.
Northeast Academy – 48 Pungo Christian – 38
The Lady Raiders (12-3, 5-1) suffered its first conference loss of the season on Friday night falling to the Eagles (8-3, 6-0) in Lasker on Friday evening.
Washington 61, South Lenoir 57
The Pam Pack (9-5, 3-1) got back on track after suffering a road loss to Southwest Edgecombe on Wednesday evening. Washington traveled to South Lenoir on Friday without Omarion Blount and were still able to come away victorious.
Junior forward Jamauri Bryant led the Pam Pack with 20 points, five rebounds and a steal. Sophomore guard Terry Moore scored 15, Rashod Smith dished out seven assists to go along with his 12 points, and Justin Powell added eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
“South Lenoir isn’t bad. They were really scrappy,” Bryant said. “They were everywhere. We gave up a lot of offensive rebounds but we did a great job of keeping our heads in the game.”
The Pam Pack are off until Friday due to testing, but return to the floor Friday night in Vanceboro to take on West Craven (4-8, 1-4).
Pamlico County 57, Southside 39
A scrappy Southside team wouldn’t go away on Friday night. The Seahawks cut their deficit down to four points in the third quarter despite trailing by 15 at halftime. In the fourth, the Hurricanes sped past the Seahawks to maintain first-place in the Coastal Plains 1-A Conference.
The Seahawks (3-7, 1-2) return to the floor on Friday night against Riverside.
Northside 56, Cape Hatteras 50
The Panthers found a way to win it late as Northside (5-5, 2-2) picked up its fifth win of the season to return to a .500 record.
Terra Ceia 87, Albemarle 78
Junior guard Gunner Couch had a career night as he dropped 39 points against the Colts on Friday night. He was 7-for-11 beyond 3-point land and shot 61% from the field.
Matt Van Staalduinen had another 20-point performance, putting up 23 points in the Knights’ 14th victory of the season.
Pungo Christian 71, Northeast 29
The Raiders’ defense came to play on Friday night, and it led to plenty of offense. Pungo improves to 10-4 with a 5-1 conference mark. They will face a solid Albemarle team at home this evening. Girls tip set for 6 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow.
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