Northern shuts down Southeast Halifax
Le’Darius Brandon, Tyrone Neal and freshman Kris Haywood combined to score 25 third-quarter points for Northern Vance as the Vikings pulled away from Southeast Halifax Friday night.
Northern led 49-34 entering the fourth quarter and doused a short-lived Trojan rally in the fourth to score a 65-42 win.
Brandon finished with 16 points to lead the Vikings. Twelve of those came in the third. He was battling back from an injury and did not start the game. He scored 10 straight points in the third, including two 3-pointers before assisting Haywood for a bucket in transition.
“(Le’Darius) really made a difference in the second half, along with Tyrone,” said Northern coach Wilton Baskett. “I thought (Tyrone) really anchored our defense and started doing some rebounding.”
Baskett said Northern’s on-ball pressure made a big difference in the game.
Haywood was also in double figures for Northern with 15 points, adding five steals and five assists.
“He’s getting more and more relaxed,” said Baskett. “He is his own worst enemy, just by being a freshman, being 15-years-old. He’s exciting and the future is real bright for him.”
Northern (3-5) begins play in a Denver tournament Dec. 27 against Charlotte Mallard Creek at East Lincoln High School.
1 2 3 4 FINAL
SOUTHEAST 9 14 11 8 42
NORTHERN 16 8 25 16 65
SOUTHEAST — Dequandre Howard 7, Wanyjer Pittman 1, Adonis Whitaker 10, Terrell Reddick 5, Michael Taylor 17, Trevor Blackman 2
NORTHERN — Anthony Mims 4, Jaleel Seward 6, Kris Haywood 15, Dy’Quan Marrow 1, Tavin Moore 7, James Vaughan 3, Tyrone Neal 8, Le’Darius Brandon 16, James Alexander 4, Scott Hamrick 1
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