Durham Jordan held off a late rally by Person to remain undefeated in the Piedmont Athletic 4-A with a 71-70 boys basketball win on Friday night.
"We had a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter but squandered most of it," Jordan coach Kim Annas said. "We missed some free throws at the end and were not sharp, but Person played great in the fourth quarter. Person hustled and dived for loose balls and really fought hard."
Jordan had five players score in double-figures, led by Tyquan Harris (17 points).
The win left the Falcons 10-5 overall and 5-0 in the league.
"The conference is really balanced," Annas said. "You don't see anybody beating people by a lot. We're doing a good job, and I like where we are, but can't go around almost losing 14 point leads in the fourth quarter."
Broughton cruises: Broughton built a 15-point lead in the first period and kept control in a 55-24 Cap Eight win over Heritage.
The Caps (12-2, 4-1 and No. 5 in the N&O rankings) got 10 points each from Battle Staats and Devonte Graham.
Mustangs start fast: Middle Creek did not allow a point in the first period while building a 15-point lead in an eventual 48-34 Tri-Nine 4-A win over Apex. Leon Hargove had 16 points while Garrett Leatham was a workhorse inside with 17 rebounds and nine points.
Middle Creek, No. 3 in the N&O rankings, is 14-1 and 9-0. Apex is 7-7 and 4-3.
WF-R tops Sanderson: Wake Forest-Rolesville won its second game of the season, thanks to a second-period push to defeat Sanderson 69-56. WF-R led by one after the first period, but stretched its halftime lead to 13 points.
Jordan Ayscue had 16 points, and Tevin Barnes and Dylan Woodham had 14 each. The Spartans' Parker Fenneman had 19 points.
Underhill leads Hawks: Quentin Underhill scored 26 points in Holly Springs' 75-58 Tri-Nine 4-A victory over Athens Drive.
Tigers edge Northern: Chapel Hill's Denzel Ingram scored 28 points as the Tigers claimed a 65-64 nonconference win over Northern Durham. Chapel Hill, No. 10 in the N&O rankings, is 8-2 overall.
NRC beats Cannon: North Raleigh Christian used a balanced attack to defeat Concord Cannon School 57-49. Deshawn Wilcox scored 16 points and Luke Miller and Austin Nagy had 14 each.
DA tops Friends: Durham Academy's Alex Hall scored 14 points in a 35-30 win over Durham Friends. Durham Academy is 11-5.
Cary Christian spurts: Cary Christian scored 30 points in the second period en route to a 30-point halftime lead in an eventual 71-44 win over St. David's. Lindsey Johnson, who averages 22.8, scored 23 points in the win.
The Millbrook girls won their 11th straight game as they easily handled Leesville Road 44-18 in a Cap Eight 4-A game.
The Wildcats (14-1, 6-0 in Cap Eight and No. 2 in the News & Observer rankings) haven't lost since falling to Wilmington Hoggard 58-47 on Dec. 3. Leesville Road is 1-13, 0-5.
Katelyn Mitchell and Alex Tomlinson led Millbrook with 10 points each.
"Our defense was good tonight, and we are sharing the ball more," Millbrook coach Chris East said.
The Wildcats played with three players out because of concussions and another out with a rotator-cuff injury.
Enloe keeps share: Enloe remained undefeated in the Cap Eight and kept a share of the lead with a 62-34 win over Wakefield. The Eagles (9-6, 5-0) built a 25-5 lead in the first half.
Dana Brown scored 21 points in the win.
Southeast dominates: Southeast Raleigh (10-2, 4-1 and No. 3) had no trouble with Garner in a 59-18 Greater Neuse win. April McRae, who averages 14.1 points, tossed in 21 in the victory.
Middle Creek wins: Middle Creek and Apex were close throughout their Tri-Nine 4-A game, but the Mustangs pulled away in overtime to take a 64-57 win. The regulation game ended 54-54.
Amber Battle had 18 points, and Fantasha Tyson had 17 for 10-5 Middle Creek.
Diamond shines: Tyson Diamond scored 21 points in Carrboro's 48-21 Carolina 10 win over Durham Arts.
Coleman-Cox scores 29: Sophomore Bayley Coleman-Cox scored 27 points, made four steals and dished out five assists in leading Durham Jordan to a 64-53 Piedmont Athletic 4-A win over Person. Jordan took a 19-0 lead in the game.
NRC falls: Georgia Brown scored nine points, and Jennifer Sinclair added eight in North Raleigh Christian's 44-35 loss to Concord Cannon School.
Fuquay holds on: Fuquay-Varina held off a fourth-quarter rally by Lee County to take a 45-41 Tri-Nine 4-A win.
Johnston County and Harnett Central schools postponed their Friday night games because of the threat of snow. Ravenscroft also postponed its games against Forsyth Country Day.