Sports Briefs: Feb. 23, 2014

February 21, 2014 

Smithfield-Selma's Charlise Degraffenriend (40) reaches in on Cyarra Pierson (41) of Corinth Holders as she drives the lane.


West squads win finales

West Johnston swept Harnett Central in their season finale basketball games Tuesday night.

The boys rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to down Harnett Central 62-61 in overtime in its season finale Tuesday.

Senior Ryne Turner led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Cameron Williams added 18 points. Scott Chestnut led West (7-15, 4-10) with 10 rebounds.

It was also the final home game for seniors Evan Black, John Graham, Deondre Gunter and Josh Banfalvy.

West girls seniors Jade Daughtry, Dayzha Sanders, Avvette Smith, Tori Strickland, Shay King, Velencia Giles and Katlelyn McLamb went out with a 38-35 win. Junio Jarmeia Holder led the Wildcats with nine points.

Corinth Holders girls top SSS

Corinth Holders finished its regular season with a 63-58 girls basketball win over Smithfield-Selma Monday night. The Pirates reeled off 22 first-quarter points in the victory.

Cyarra Pierson led Corinth Holders with 24 points, while Khadijah Neal added 20, including 15 in the first half.

Diamond Blackston paced the Spartans with 24 points, including six 3-pointers.

Princeton sweeps Lakewood

Princeton won its 11th Carolina 1A Conference boys basketball game in its regular-season finale Monday, topping Lakewood, 69-61. Michael Wooten led the Bulldogs (15-7, 11-3) with 25 points while Tanner Woodard added 18.

The Bulldogs will finish no worse than second in the league.

The Princeton girls earned a 46-34 victory. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. The Bulldogs carry a 14-9 overall record into the state playoffs. They were 10-4 in league games.

Johnston County Senior Games registration is open

Registration forms are available at all Johnston County Parks and Recreation offices for the Johnston County Senior Games until Feb. 28. The Senior Games are a health and fitness program for adults age 50 and over and consists of more 30 athletic events which include cycling, cornhole, track and field, walking, bowling, bocce, golf, etc. The accompanying Silver Arts competitions include: visual (acrylics, drawing, photography, etc.), heritage (quilting, knitting, needlework, etc.), literary (essays, poems, short stories, life experiences) and performing (comedy/drama, vocal, dance, instrumental). For information or to volunteer, call 919-553-1550.

Mudcats Job Fair is March 1

The Carolina Mudcats will host their annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, inside Cattails Restaurant at Five County Stadium. There are many different positions at Five County Stadium to work during 70 home games and a handful of other events during the year.

Live interviews will be conducted on site for various game-day positions. Positions are available in: food and beverage service, picnic staff, usher, parking attendant, Lady Mudcat, souvenir store cashier, stadium clean up, ticket taker, ticket seller, bat boy and video operations. Cattails Restaurant is located on the first base side of the stadium, on the fourth floor, and is accessible by the elevator or stairs behind home plate.

For more info, visit or call 919-269-2287.

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