Sports Briefs: Feb. 16, 2014

February 15, 2014 

South Johnston girls still rolling

South Johnston dropped rival Triton 50-27 in girls basketball Monday night to improve to 8-0 in the Two Rivers 3A Conference. Senior Alexis Massengill pulled down 19 rebounds and had 11 points in the win, which was South’s 16th straight.

Krista Collins led the Trojans in scoring with 13 points, while Anna Webster and McKinley Johnson had nine each.

Emma Blackmon blocked five shots for South, which held Triton to seven points or less in every quarter.

Princeton boys win sixth straight league game

Princeton’s boys basketball team won their sixth straight game with a 77-59 decision at Hobbton Monday night. The Bulldogs are 9-3 in the league, a game behind league-leading Neuse Charter.

Four Princeton players finished in double figures led by Michael Wooten’s 17 points. Colby Norris (11), Tanner Woodard (10) and Alex Whitley (10) also hit double-digits for the Bulldogs.

Triton edges South Johnston boys

Triton’s boys held off South Johnston for a 62-59 victory Monday night. The Hawks (7-1 conference) have won their last six Two Rivers 3A Conference games.

South led 33-29 at the half. Alan Johnson had a game-high 19 points for the Trojans in the loss, while Will Holmes added 15.

Bulldogs bounce Hobbton

Princeton won its 10th Carolina 1A Conference girls basketball game Monday night, rolling by Hobbton 51-26.

Charley Cox led the Bulldogs (13-8 overall, 10-2 conference) with 13 points.

Savanna Massengill had 10 points and nine rebounds.

West Johnston sweeps Rolesville

West Johnston’s boys basketball team rallied to beat Rolesville 50-49 Monday night. Rolesville led 27-23 at the half. Cameron Williams led West with 14 points in the win, while Scott Chestnutt and Tyrone Jones-Benson had eight each.

West Johnston’s girls down Rolesville, 69-21.

Clayton girls hold off Garner

Clayton knocked down enough 3-pointers to hold off rival Garner for a 53-48 girls basketball victory Monday night. The Comets held a 20-point lead in the third quarter but the Trojans cut the lead to 51-48 with 52 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Kelsey Bryan.

Garner then forced a five-second violation on Clayton’s next possession and got two looks at 3-pointers down only three points but couldn’t knock either shot down.

Tanisha Murphy of Clayton rolled up 31 points on the night.

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