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Sports Briefs: Feb. 1, 2015

Neuse Charter sweeps Princeton

Neuse Charter grabbed two Carolina 1A Conference basketball wins over Princeton Tuesday night. The Cougar boys squad took a 66-54 victory behind 26 points from Jimmie Sanders III. DeVante Stevens added 16 for NCS, which improved to 4-5 in conference play and 11-10 overall.

Tanner Woodard and Michael Wooten had 14 points each for Princeton (2-6 conference).

Dominique Dakin had 29 points for Neuse Charter’s girls in a 57-52 victory. McKenna Keystat added 14 points for the Cougars (4-5 conference).

Emily Ricks had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-6 conference).

South Johnston girls win on the road

South Johnston grabbed a 60-47 road victory over Smithfield-Selma’s girls Tuesday night. The Trojans moved to 2-3 in Two Rivers Conference play, while SSS fell to 1-4.

Cleveland, Corinth Holders girls in three-way tie for first

Triton’s 49-45 girls basketball victory over Corinth Holders created a three-way tie for first place in the Two Rivers 3A Conference between Cleveland, Corinth Holders and Triton. All three left Tuesday night’s action with 4-1 league marks.

Cleveland blitzed Western Harnett for a 64-21 victory. Myranna Watkins and Miranda Hinton had 10 points each for the Rams in the win.

Garner boys roll by West Johnston

Garner won its ninth Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys basketball game of the season in as many tries Tuesday, rolling by West Johnston, 93-58. Thomas Allen had 19 points to lead Garner, while Jashaun Smith added 17. Five Trojans finished in double figures.

West Johnston’s Cameron Williams had a game-high 20 points in the loss.

West’s girls defeated Garner, 59-48.

Stenborg’s career night helps lift Rams

Senior forward Bobby Stenborg scored a career-high 41 points in a 84-39 boys basketball victory for Cleveland over Western Harnett Tuesday night.

Hawks roll by Corinth Holders boys

Triton shined on defense and rolled by Corinth Holders, 70-33, in boys basketball Tuesday night. The Pirates didn’t score more than 10 points in any quarter in the loss.

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