Basketball season is over in Beaufort County

Published 9:07 pm Friday, March 1, 2024

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All three remaining county teams lost their second round state tournament games Friday night.

Washington: Sophomore point guard Chaise Smith put the Pack on his back in the fourth quarter, but #2 Goldsboro ended Washington’s season with an 80-76 home victory. The 15th-seeded Pack Pam were down by 12 in the second quarter, but senior Jerai Davenport’s bucket early in the third tied the score at 41-41. Goldsboro went on a 9-0 run for a 50-41 advantage.

Washington trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter, but Smith hit a pair of free throws, a three-pointer and two more foul shots to close the gap to 76-73 in the final minutes. Smith hit another free throw to make it 78-76, but the Cougars responded with two to ice the win.
Smith led Washington (20-9) with 38 points after a 36 point effort against Wilson Beddingfield in Tuesday’s first round. Junior Javon Williams added 13 points.

Northside: The #17-seeded boys lost 91-35 at top-seeded Wilson Prep. The home team jumped out to a 34-11 first quarter lead and upped it to 64-26 at halftime. Wilson Prep is 23-5, while Northside ended 18-10.
The 13th seeded Panthers girls gave #4 Vance Charter all they wanted, but fell, 76-70, in double overtime in Henderson. The Knight advance with a 21-2 record, while Northside ends 19-5.