Southeast Raleigh quarterback Dylam Parham and Cardinal Gibbons tight end Thomas Ruocchio became official N.C. State signees on national signing day Wednesday. Heritage offensive lineman Jack Doyle and Millbrook quarterback Reid Herring became East Carolina Pirates. For a full list of 2016 college commits, visit nando.com/preps, which will continuously be updated.
4A East: Wake Forest took out Cap-8 Conference foe Millbrook, 45-22, for a spot in the 4A East semifinals Tuesday. Millbrook (18-6) had defeated Northern Durham, 42-36, in the first round while host Wake Forest (19-4) ousted Richmond County 36-33.
Facing defending 4A champ Fayetteville Jack Britt, Person (14-7) fell 74-6 in the first round in Fayetteville while Rolesville (16-12) lost 54-26 to New Bern.
Wilmington Laney crushed Leesville Road, 57-17, in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual team playoffs, ending the Pride’s season. Leesville Road (35-5) was pinned five times in the first five bouts, falling behind 30-0. The Pride got wins from Jason Mills, Dan Mills, Cade Collins and Christian Bascom.
“The program’s heading in the right direction,” Leesville coach Jason Wyss said. “We had a tough draw with Laney coming down here in their house. Their fans were into it, they got on a roll and it was like we got steamrolled. But I look at the year as a very big success.”
Broughton 59, Sanderson 36: Broughton outscored Sanderson, 19-6, in the third quarter of its victory. Tharon Suggs led the Caps with a game-best 17 points. Sanderson’s Taj Thompson led his team with 12.
Cary 75, Athens Drive 62: The Jaguars never overcame the second quarter they surrendered to Cary in the loss. Athens Drive had three players in double figures, with D.J. Robertson leading with 16 points. Xavier McNeil had 13 and Joe Skyes added 10.
Durham Jordan 52, Cardinal Gibbons 51: Tuesday night was about as tight as they come in this PAC-6 matchup. Gibbons’ Jake Reid led the game with 15 points. Alex Kuzy and Ebuka Ngwadom were next with nine points each.
Rolesville 63, East Wake 51: The Rams picked up a conference win over East Wake. Ricky Clemons led Rolesville with a game-high 10 points. Kavon Galberth added 10. Stephanie Carrea led the Saints with 17 points, while Andy Smithey added 16.
Trinity Academy 76, Grace Christian 72: Two Grace Christian players combined for 49 points, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Trinity. Messiah Pankey led the game with 31 points for Trinity. O. Mercer scored 29 for Grace, and L. Mercer added 20.
St. David’s School 54, St. Mary’s School 44: Tiffany Bartholomew had a night to remember, as she scored her 1,500th career point for St. David’s. Her 28 points against St. Mary’s was a game-leading.
Ravenscroft 74, New Life Home School 34: The Ravens held New Life to two points in the opening quarter of their victory, while scoring 20 that frame. Lynn Johnson led the game with 17 points, while her Ravenscroft teammate Demi Washington added 12.
Cardinal Gibbons 64, Jordan 47: Olivia Smith led the Crusaders to victory with a 25-point outing. Ashley Clark and Riley Smyth followed with seven apiece.
Raleigh Charter 52, Kestrel Heights 38: Raleigh Charter used a strong second half to pull away from Kestrel, finishing with three players in double figures. Camryn McClure led the Phoenix with 14 points. Paige Huguely added 12, and Madison Brna put in 11.
Broughton 73, Wake Forest 46: Broughton’s Keonna Jasper led the game with 21 points. Jada Smith and Marcy Waters added 10 apiece for the Caps in the Cap-8 victory. Kenan Surles paced Wake Forest with 11 points, as Broughton broke open a tight game in the second quarter and never let up. Broughton took down Sanderson, 64-55, in its previous game. Wake Forest fell to Heritage, 55-36, in its previous game. Alana Brown led the Huskies with 18 points in that game.
Leesville Road 41, Cary 30: Shea Plocharczyk led the Pride with 11 points. Lauren McNamara added 10.
Grace Christian 68, Trinity Academy 60: Trinity couldn’t pull away from Grace in a close second half. Carol-Anne Obusek led the Eagles with 41 points, only to be matched by Trinity’s Krisit Demski.
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