Julius Barnes scored 15 of his 28 points during the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help Garner claim a 73-61 victory over Northern Durham in the third round of the NCHSAA 4A boys’ basketball playoffs.
Bobby Stenborg’s 21 points helped propel the Cleveland Rams into the third round of the 3A boys basketball playoffs Monday with a 69-63 win over visiting Eastern Guilford. The second-seeded Rams (23-3) will face seventh-seeded Havelock on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Thousands of children in the region rely on school for at least one meal a day, and losing eight days of school meals put a strain on many families. Local food pantries expect the repercussions to linger for weeks.
Down 14, the Rams cut Eastern Alamance’s lead to three points with a 10-0 run. But the Eagles had the finishing power, capitalizing on an intentional foul called on Cleveland late, to grab a 56-46 victory.
The only thing keeping Cleveland — which hadn’t played in 15 days because of several doses of frozen precipitation— from topping the century mark was the running clock over the final 4:04 after a 3-pointer from Jaylen Pearce made it 93-53 and coach John Jacobs cleared his bench.
Dressed in costumes that ranged from football players, doctors to military veterans and playwrights, the North Garner Middle eighth grade language art students became wax-like figures in a museum for a day.