DeMorris Lee led the way with 19 points and six steals for Corinth Holders, while teammate Brian Frazier chipped in 17.
And it was an easy night for the Pirates.
The hosts got the 40-point lead with 11 minutes to play, and the Pirates rolled to a 68-26 win over visiting West Johnston on Tuesday night.
The result in the battle of county rivals improved the Pirates to 2-2, while West fell to 0-3.
Daniel Stephenson led West with 10 points.
They said it
“We came out with a lot of intensity and kept building on it,” Pirate coach Chris Davis said. “Especially the first quarter and a half, we played with as much intensity as we had all season which is why we jumped out to a big lead. After we got the lead we didn’t keep the intensity up as much. The truth of the matter was, I was disappointed about our rotation on the press.”
It pretty much came quickly after the tipoff, as the Pirates led 31-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Three who mattered
DeMorris Lee, Corinth Holders: The junior wing had a game-high 19 points with six steals.
“I was able to get the ball where I needed to get it,” Lee said. “The main thing we needed to do was keep our hype up on defense, and we kept them from doing what they wanted to do.”
Brian Frazier, Corinth Holders: The junior wing finished with 17 points.
“I think we played good,” Frazier said. “Defense went well, especially on the press. We shot well and it was a good game. We had lost two straight, so we were pretty intense. I liked the way we played together as a team.”
Daniel Stephenson, West Johnston: The senior center finished with 10 points.
By the numbers
6: Rebounds each by the Pirates’ Trey Adams and Johnavan Neal.
10: Points by Stephenson.
17: Points from Frazier.
19: Points from Lee.
23: The Pirates’ lead after one quarter.
Corinth Holders visits Wilson Fike on Friday night in the first of five straight road games before hosting Fike on Dec. 18.
West hosts Cleveland on Friday night before squaring off with Rolesville in the Greater Neuse River 4A on Dec. 8.