Cleveland girls stay perfect in league
Cleveland dominated Triton’s girls basketball team early and rolled to a 54-35 Two Rivers 3A Conference win Friday night. The Rams held Triton to nine first-half points. Cleveland’s offense, meanwhile, increased its scoring in every quarter.
Brittany Preston led the Rams with 13 points in the win, while Skylar Allen added a dozen. Six different Cleveland players scored five or more points.
The win moved the Rams to 2-0 in the conference.
Rams down Triton boys
Cleveland’s boys basketball team started out hot Friday night and that 25-point first quarter carried the Rams to a 65-56 victory over Triton.
Bobby Stenborg (19 points) and Chase Jackson (18) led Cleveland in scoring, while Donovan Wright added a dozen points.
Beddingfield girls top North
Wilson Beddingfield held North Johnston’s outside shooters in check and grabbed an Eastern Plains 2A Conference girls basketball win 49-28 Friday night. The Panthers were held to nine points or less in each quarter in the loss.
Tanisha Williams led North with 14 points in the loss.
Beddingfield also edged North Johnston in the boys game.
Princeton sweeps North Duplin
Princeton downed North Duplin in a basketball doubleheader Friday. The Bulldogs’ boys team earned a 72-53 victory. Colby Norris led the Bulldogs with 19 points in the win, while Michael Wooten added 16.
The Bulldog girls team moved to 4-1 in the Carolina 1A Conference with a 70-25 victory. Savanna Massengill had 19 points for Princeton and Charley Cox added 14.
Neuse Charter boys stop Lakewood
Neuse Charter moved to 4-1 in the Carolina 1A Conference boys basketball race with a 63-52 road win over Lakewood Friday night. The Cougars (14-4 overall) outscored Lakewood by 12 points in the second half in the win.