High school basketball roundup: Wake Forest nips Enloe

tstevens@newsobserver.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Tashawn Sampson scored the winning basket with 3.2 seconds in Wake Forest’s 49-47 Cap Eight 4A boys basketball victory over Enloe.

Sampson finished with 12 points while Dwight Lancaster had 18. Enloe’s Cam Lewis scored 13.

Enloe coach Patrick Paye said Friday morning that his team’s inexperience had been showing up at the worst times this season.

“We’ll play three quarters pretty well, but have one quarter that just kills us,” he said before the last second loss. “We’ve got some good players, but they are young players.”

The Eagles scored only seven points in the third period.

Leesville rallies: Leesville Road out-scored Wakefield by 13 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime en route to a 53-51 victory. Wakefield led 40-27 entering the fourth period.

Millbrook tops Spartans: Cap Eight 4A leader Millbrook had little trouble in climbing to 6-0 in the league with an 85-53 win over Sanderson. Chris Clemons led a balanced attack with 15 points. Brock Faison had 13; Brandon Goldsmith scored 11 and Carlee Clemons got 10.

Clayton controls Neuse: Clayton (12-3, No. 4 in The News & Observer) remained in control of the Greater Neuse 4A with a 64-54 win over No. 15 Southeast Raleigh (9-5, 4-5). Gary Clark scored 32 points to help the Comets remain unbeaten in the league.

Duo leads Catamounts: Juan Munoz scored 24 points and Malachi Paige had 19 as No. 2 Panther Creek defeated Holly Springs 75-68. Nubian Spann and Gaqwez Hudson each scored 10 points. Jonathan Wooten and Lamar Nobles each had 16 for Holly Springs.

Heritage pulls upset: No. 14 Heritage (12-3, 3-3) broke a two-game losing streak and knocked off No. 5 Broughton (11-4, 4-2) 57-45 in a Cap Eight 4-A game. The Huskies Josh Katowitz and Broughton’s Cam Gottfried each had 16 points.

Orange streaks: Orange streaked past Oxford Webb 94-86 in a Big Eight 3A game. The Panthers (No. 6) are 13-2.

Bunn tops Unicorns: No. 7 Bunn (12-2, 6-0 in Northern Carolina 2A) defeated Durham Science & Math 62-34.

Knights upend Warriors: Ronshad Allen-Shabazz scored 33 points as No. 9 Knightdale ran past No. 8 East Wake 77-66 in a Greater Neuse 4A game. Daquan Lilly added 22 points. Quincy Jackson scored 21 in the loss.

Person takes Wildcats: Person (11-3, No. 10) took a 70-58 Piedmont Athletic 4A win from East Chapel Hill.

Jordan handles Pirates: Josh Thompson scored 20 points as No. 11 Durham Jordan (11-4, 2-1 in Piedmont Athletic 4A) beat Riverside 69-56.

Apex stays hot: Apex, which knocked off No. 2 Panther Creek on Thursday, stayed hot in a 65-32 Southwest Wake 4A win over Green Hope. Apex (No. 12, 8-6, 6-0) got 11 points for Davis Dupree.

Garner romps: Garner romped past Rolesville 91-30 in the Greater Neuse 4A

Middle Creek beats Imps: Middle Creek topped Cary 45-39 in the Southwest Wake Athletic. Cory Gensler had 16 points in the loss.


East Wake wins: East Wake (No. 5, 13-2, 5-1 in Greater Neuse) took sole possession of second place behind Southeast Raleigh with a 48-38 victory over rival Knightdale.

“Knightdale had played Southeast Raleigh very tight so we knew that we needed to make sure that we played well tonight,” said East Wake coach Toni Vick. “We’ve been working on defense, defense, defense and tonight we did a good job stopping penetration.”

Knightdale tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but East Wake held the Knights off.

“We need to make sure we know how to hold a lead,” she said. “We can’t be complacent.”

Ciera Williams led East Wake with 13 points.

Wildcats handle Sanderson: Millbrook (13-3, 5-1 in the Cap Eight, No. 6) put away Sanderson in the third period of a 50-32 win. The Wildcats led 24-11 at the half and pushed the lead to 41-16 entering the fourth period. Dazia Powell had 13 in the win and Bria Gibson had 18 in the loss.

Caps cruise: Broughton built a 24-point lead in the first half in the Caps’ 68-20 Cap Eight 4A win over Heritage (2-10, 0-5). Kayla Ealey (19 points) led Broughton (No. 3, 12-2, 6-0.

Apex upset: Green Hope (7-8, 4-2 in the Southwest Wake 4A) upset No. 4 Apex, 53-46. Brandi Mosser had 15 points for the Falcons while Apex’s Aliya Ruffin scored 20.

Imps stop Mustangs: Azura Stevens scored 34 points as Cary (12-3, No. 7) defeated Middle Creek 77-65 in the Southwest Wake 4A.

Crusaders dominate: Cardinal Gibbons (11-3, No. 10) dominated Cedar Ridge in a Big Eight 3A game, 68-29. Oliva Smith (18 points) and Stephanie Girard (17) led the Crusaders.

Hawks handle Catamounts: Holly Springs (11-3, No. 11) handled Panther Creek 57-47 in a Southwest Wake 4A game. Vielka Barber had 13 points and six rebounds and Briana Tate had 15 points and six assists. Marissa Sims had 21 points for the Catamounts.

Jordan claims win: Salita Greene scored 13 points and pulled 13 rebounds in a 42-35 Piedmont Athletic 4A win over No. 12 Durham Riverside.

Ravens roll: Ravenscroft (No. 14) rolled to a 42-31 Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Association win over Cary Academy. The Ravens (12-4) have won six straight.

Chargers control: Pittsboro Northwood took control early and the outcome was not in doubt in a 57-34 win over Northern Vance. Northwood is 11-4 and is No. 15. Kristian Eanes scored 17 points in the win.

Chandler gets 35: Garner’s Khayani Chandler scored 35 points in the Trojans’ 81-26 win over Rolesville. She averages 16.6 points per game.

Wakefield takes Pride: Wakefield took a 39-34 Cap Eight 4A win over Leesville Road. The Wolverines trailed 10-3 at the end of the first quarter and 18-7 at the half. Jordyn Cobb had 10 points in the win. Kelly Funderburk had 14 in the loss.

South beats Western: South Johnston defeated Western Harnett, 52-39.

Aaron Moody contributed to this story.

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