Pam Pack sweeps Croatan in home opener

Published 10:01 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

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Washington High School won a triple-header against Croatan to open the home season Friday night at Dave Smith gym.

The varsity boys (2-1) opened the game with a 16-1 outburst on the way to an 81-52 victory over the outmanned Cougars (0-5).

Freshman Javon Williams and sophomore Jarai Davenport led four players in double figures with 13 points, while Zymarius Perry and Jacob Daniels had 11.

“We wanted to play well in front of our home crowd,” coach David Allewalt said. “It’s the first time in here without masks and a full capacity crowd and it’s great the way the community supports their team. We did our usual thing of forcing the tempo and pushing the ball and we were successful.”

Pam Pack first year girls coach Will Tyson picked up his first varsity victory, 39-34 behind 14 points from senior Semaiya Edwards, who had 10 in the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers.

“The girls were hungry to win after starting 0-2” Tyson said. “They were scoring against our zone, so we switched to man-to-man in the first half and that threw them off. We handled their pressure well and hit enough free throws at the end to hang on.”

Junior Hailey Whitley scored eight points, while senior Olivia Paszt and freshman Avery Thomas added seven.

The JV boys started the evening with a 71-45 victory. Jeremiah Wiggins led three Pam Pack players in double figures with 16 points. Khaliq Bostic had 14 and Oliver Thomas totaled 13.