West boys win in overtime
West Johnston downed Harnett Central 65-60 in overtime Friday for a boys basketball win. The Wildcats outscored the Trojans 9-4 in the extra period.
Central won the girls game, 46-37.
Garner sweeps Rolesville squads
Garner downed first-year school Rolesville in two Greater Neuse River 4A Confernece basketball games Friday. The Trojan girls took an 81-26 win with Khayani Chandler scoring 35 points for Garner. Kelsey Bryan added 17 points.
In the boys game, Garner won, 91-30. Four Trojans scored in double-figures led by Kyrece Mills’ 16.
Cougars win fourth league game
Neuse Charter’s boys basketball team downed Lakewood 63-52 Friday to move to 4-1 in the Carolina 1A Conference. The Cougars held the Leopards to 24 second-half points in the win.
“This was a big road win for our program,” said NCS coach Jimmie Sanders. “We came into a tough environment and off some adversity and were able to get a ‘W.’ Each game we get more comfortable dealing with teams trying to take certain players away with specialized defenses and the kids are doing a great job of responding.”
Four Cougars had 11 or more points on the night, led by Jimmie Sanders III’s 18 points and Darrius Stevens’ 13. Darrin Robinson had six steals and Tre’shon Charles notched 10 rebounds and six assists.