Basketball roundup: Green Hope wins at the buzzer

tstevens@newsobserver.comFebruary 4, 2014 

Jack Costigan scored the winning basket off an inbounds lob from Quavis Johnson to give Green Hope a 46-44 Southwest Wake 4A boys basketball victory over Athens Drive.

Green Hope tied the game with 42 seconds left, held defensively and called timeout with 11.9 seconds remaining. John Clark led Green Hope with 15 points and Costigan finished with eight. Athens’ Lawrence Christmas led all scorers with 19 points.

Bunn escapes: Bunn and Roanoke Rapids combined to score one point in the second period of Bunn’s eventual 42-36 Northern Carolina 2A victory. Bunn (16-2, No. 6 in the N&O rankings) led 10-7 at the end of the first period and 10-8 at the end of the half.

Deshawn High had 19 points for Bunn while Delvan Walker had 20 for Roanoke Rapids.

Apex tops rival: Apex (13-7, No. 14 in the N&O rankings) started fast and never really allowed rival Cary to make a serious threat in a 74-48 Southwest Wake 4A win. The Cougars led by 14 after the first period and by 18 at the half and stretched the lead to 28 points entering the fouth quarter.

Ian Boyd scored 16 points and T.J. Evans and John Kitoko each had 14 in the win. T.J. Wells finished with 11.

Caps tune up: Broughton (14-5, No. 10) tuned up for Wednesday night’s Cap Eight 4A showdown with Leesville Road with a 60-35 league win over Sanderson. Cam Gottfried, who committed to Siena this week, had 18 points for the Caps. Broughton led by 17 points at the half. Leesville Road defeated Enloe 74-58.

Wildcats threaten 100: Millbrook threatened the 100-point barrier before settling for a 96-67 Cap Eight rA victory over Wakefield. The Wildcats (16-3, No. 2) are undefeated in the league. Millbrook will be at home Wednesday night against Wake Forest.

Comets coast: Clayton (16-3, No. 3) got only 12 points from senior standout Gary Clark, but didn’t need more as it ran past Rolesville 77-30 in a Greater Neuse 4A game. Dawson Medlin scored 18 in the victory.

Gibbons tops Webb: Cardinal Gibbons out-scored Oxford Webb by nine points in the fourth quarter to claim a 47-42 Big Eight 3A victory. Gibbons grabbed an early 14-point lead, but managed only a pair of points in the third period. Mose Romocki had 14 points in the win.

Heritage rallies: Heritage (13-6, No. 13) came from behind to knocked off Wake Forest 48-47 in the Cap Eight. The Huskies trailed 337-33 entering the fourth quarter. Josh Katowitz led Heritage with nine points while Diantre’ James had 15 for the Cougars.

Catamounts battle: Panther Creek (16-3, No. 4) had all it wanted in a 70-60 Southwest Wake win over Fuquay-Varina. The Bengals stayed within striking distance of Panther Creek all night. Gaqwez Hudson scored 22 points and Juan Munoz had 15 in the victory.

Person tops Jordan: Person defeated Durham Jordan 70-67 in a key Piedmont Athletic 4-A matchup. Jordan (13-6) is No. 9 in the N&O and Person (12-6) is No. 11.

Trojans roll: Garner (11-7, No. 15) remain second in the Greater Neuse 4A with an easy 68-44 victory over Harnett Central. Clayton is undefeated in the league. Thomas Allen had 13 in the win.

Double-doubles: Granville Central’s Kaleb Hunter (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Damien Humphrey (10 points, 11 rebounds) helped lead a 61-51 victory over Southeast Halifax. Jeremiah Green had 24 points in the win.

Hawks rally falls short: Holly Springs scored only two points in the first quarter, but scored 32 in the fourth in an 82-75 Southwest Wake loss to Middle Creek. Shammond Hicks and Justin Tankelewicz had 23 and 20 points in the win while Craig McDaniel had 31 in the loss.


Tigers dominate: Chapel Hill continued to dominate as it claimed a 79-28 Big Eight 3A girls basketball victory over Orange. The Tigers (20-0, No. 1) 41-13 at the half.

Jamella Smith led the balanced Tigers with 13 points. Raziyah Farrington had 12 points. Jessica Wall scored 11 and Taylor Headen scored 10.

Southeast beats Knights: Southeast Raleigh (16-2, No. 2) took a 50-45 Greater Neuse 4A victory over Knightdale (13-4, No. 8) The Knights are third in the league behind Southeast and East Wake.

Cary tops rival: Cary upended Apex 61-52 in a key game between Southwest Wake Athletic 4A leaders.

Ravens survive: Ravenscroft (No. 12 in N&O) survived a tight Triangle Independent School Athletic Confernce game to escape Cary Academy 33-33. The Ravens scored eight points in the first, third and four periods, but held the Chargers to five and six in the second and fourth quarters.

Cary Academy’s Rebekah Banks scored 20.

Gibbons rolls: Cardinal Gibbons (16-4, No. 9) easily handled Oxford Webb 70-49 in a Big Eight game. Gibbons has one Big Eight 3A loss.

Eagles throw shutout: Enloe shut out Leesville Road in the fourth quarter of a 55-27 Cap Eight win. Enloe was led by Alexus Lewis (18 points), Candice Jones (15), Lydia Beckwith (12) and Tamia Hicks (10). Kelly Funderburk had 12 for the Pride.

Wake Forest defends: Wake Forest held Heritage to eight points or less in each quarter, including one point in the second period, of a 41-19 Cap Eight win. Ayuana Morton had 10 for Wake Forest.

North Raleigh rallies: Saint Mary’s doubled the score on North Raleigh Christian in the first period, but the Knights dominated the rest of the game to take a 65-43 victory. Saint Mary’s, led by Andy Smithey (21 points) led 16-8 after the first period. Katy Cook and Emily-Kate Wallace each had 14 points in the win.

Central nips Garner: Harnett Central nipped Garner 42-41 in a Greater Neuse game. Amber Courtney had 19 points in the loss.

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