Corinth Holders wins first Two Rivers winter meet
The boys and girls track and field teams from Corinth Holders won their respective divisions in a Two Rivers 3A Conference meet on Dec. 3.
The Pirate girls finished with 97 points, 15 ahead of Western Harnett. Cleveland (64.5) was third, followed by South Johnston (47). Smithfield-Selma was sixth (31 points).
Corinth Holders had an easier time in the boys’ division with 154 points, 64 ahead of runner-up Western. South Johnston was fourth, Cleveland fifth and SSS sixth.
Event winners for the Pirates were Arden Vessie (girls 3,200 meters), Patrick Myers (boys 3,200), Sadavion Dixon (boys long jump, boys triple jump, 55), Kane Little (boys high jump), Kayla Ste. Marie (girls 1,000), Hannah Canterbury (girls 500), Bobby Beare (boys 500), Jared Johnson (boys shot), the 1,600 boys relay team and the girls 3,200 relay team.
Cassidy McNierney won the girls long and high jumps for Cleveland. The Rams’ boys 3,200 relay team also won.
South Johnston picked up victories from Jacob Gonzalez (boys 1,000), Savannah Creed (girls pole vault) and Emma Blackmon (girls shot).
Fourth quarter helps lift Clayton boys
Clayton needed a big fourth quarter and got it Thursday night, holding Corinth Holders to eight points over the final eight minutes of play and grabbing a hard-fought 64-51 boys basketball victory on the road.
The Comets (4-1) led 36-34 at the half. Tre Armstead had another big night offensively for Clayton, throwing in a game-high 30 points. Corinth Holders (1-4) was led by Dymon Walker’s 18 points. Khalil Bryant, a night after scoring a school record 36, had an even dozen points.
Pirates blast Clayton girls
Corinth Holders girls basketball team started hot and stayed that way Thursday, rolling by rival Clayton, 61-31, in girls basketball at home. The Pirates led 37-10 at the half.
Khadijah Neal and Tajah Clark were the two Corinth Holders players that the Comets had no answer for. Neal rolled up 25 points, while Clark added 20 as the Pirates improved to 5-0.