Millbrook scored all 25 of its third-quarter points off turnovers and in transition Wednesday night in a 91-57 boys’ basketball victory over Leesville Road.
The Wildcats (16-1, 7-0 Cap Eight) used their stingy defense and quick transition play to turn a 13-point halftime lead into a nearly 30-point edge heading into the final quarter.
Leesville's Ben Zemonek's shot from three-quarters length of the court at the buzzer pulled the score to 64-37 to end the third quarter. Zemonek led the Pride (10-7, 5-2) with 16 points, and sophomore Alex Hunter added 15 in the loss.
Millbrook senior Chris Clemons led all scorers with 30 points. The Campbell signee is averaging 24.3 points per game. Andrew Evans chipped in 18 points for Millbrook.
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The Wildcats travel to Enloe Friday before preparing for a third matchup with Broughton, the only team to beat Millbrook this season.
Millbrook won the first meeting between the two, a conference home game, 72-67 but lost at Broughton in the Holiday Invitational final, 78-74.
Cary football: Cary High Principal Nolan Bryant is expected to announce the Imps’ new head football coach on Friday afternoon.
Kurt Glendenning, who took the head coaching reins in 2013, resigned after last year’s 0-11 season.
Glendenning has had an interesting career with the Imps. He has been a certified athletics trainer, athletics director, assistant coach and head football coach.
Frasier watch: Chad Simmons of the Scout.com recruiting website, lists Princeton running back Johnny Frasier as a player to watch as the signing day approaches. Frasier committed to Florida State in the fall but has been visiting other schools.
Commitments are not binding on the players or the schools. Players may sign binding national letters of intent beginning Feb. 4.
Simmons writes that N.C. State is getting a visit from Frasier this week.
The Wolfpack already has a commitment from Garner running back standout Nyheim Hines, who also is an outstanding receiver.
Irish flip: Prentice McKinney, a Texas high school football safety, changed his verbal commitment from Notre Dame to the University of North Carolina this week.
He posted on his Twitter account: “I've officially decided to flip my commitment to The University of North Carolina Tar Heels”
McKinney (6 feet 2 inches, 180 pounds) is rated a four-star player by rivals.com.
Swimmer of week: Former Cary High swim standout Victoria Mitchell was named the Southeastern Conference female swimmer of the week.
The former Marlins Of Raleigh Swim Team star won the 1,000-yard freestyle and 200 backstroke and was second in the 400 individual medley in South Carolina’s dual-meet victory over Missouri. She transferred to USC from Louisville.
Caryn Grant contributed to this story