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Sports Briefs: Clayton completes season basketball sweep of Cleveland

Comets complete season sweep of Rams

Clayton’s boys and girls basketball teams completed a season sweep of Cleveland Tuesday night.

Clayton’s boys earned a 70-56 win over Cleveland. Cincinnati recruit Gary Clark led the Comets with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Tre Armstead added 16 points.

Bobby Stenborg had 16 for Cleveland in the loss.

The girls game featured good and bad quarters by both teams in the first half before Clayton took over in the third quarter for a 57-40 win. Clayton led 19-8 after a quarter but was outscored by Cleveland 14-4 in the second quarter.

The Comets came on with a 19-5 advantage in the third quarter.

Jenna Harris (17 points) and Tanisha Murphy (16) paced Clayton’s scoring. Myrayna Watkins had 8 for Cleveland.

Garner girls top Mustangs

Garner’s girls basketball team held off Middle Creek for a 49-47 win Wednesday night.

Khayani Chandler led Garner with 19 points, while Shalisa Davis added 12. An 18-point fourth quarter helped the Trojans (1-2) get their first win of the year.

Cleveland basketball squads top Princeton

Cleveland's girls basketball team grabbed their first win of the season with a 43-32 victory over Princeton Wednesday night. Alliyah Sands and Amber Scott had 10 points each for the Rams (1-4) in the win.

Princeton's Savanna Massengill had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Kortney Edwards pulled down eight rebounds.

The Cleveland boys team won 69-47 behind a 24-point first quarter. Chase Jackson led the Rams with 24 points, while Bobby Stenborg added 16. Alex Whitley had 17 for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Pirates lead the way in first Two Rivers meet

Corinth Holders’ indoor track and field teams won the first Two Rivers 3A Conference meet of the season Wednesday at South Johnston’s Ronald Avery Stadium.

The Corinth Holders girls had 205 ½ points ahead of runner-up Triton by 92 points. The Pirate boys topped runner-up Western Harnett, 143-102 ½.

Arden Vessie, Marie Pickett and Essence Scott all won two events for Corinth Holders’ girls.

Vessie won the 1,600 meters and the 3,200. Picket took the high jump and the 55 hurdles, while Scott was the winner in the long jump and the 300.

Kayla St. Marie (1,000), Kendall Stephens (pole vault) and Megan Chappell (500) all won events as well for the Pirates.

Isaac Dowless earned wins in the boys long jump and triple jump for the Corinth Holders boys. Anthony Mercado won the 1,600 and the 3,200 and Gavin Ciampa won the pole vault.

South Johnston freshmen Jacob Gonzalez broke the school record with his win in the 1,000 at 2:45.

South senior ChyAnn Ketchum qualified for the state championship with a shot put throw of 31-4.

Eric Bowles of South won the 55-meter dash in 6.6 seconds.

Cleveland’s Tyler DeLuca was the winner in the boys 300.