Local Roundup: Hicks’ triple double leads Webb over Chapel Hill
Isaiah Hicks scored 27 points to go along with 16 rebounds and 14 blocks and J.F. Webb picked up a big home win over Chapel Hill Tuesday, 56-35.
The Warriors improved to 14-3 overall and 3-0 in the 3-A Carolina Conference. The Tigers dropped to 12-4 (1-1).
“It was a good game, a good team win,” said Webb coach Leo Brunelli.
Webb was coming off of a 64-63 win over previously unbeaten 4-A school Mount Tabor Monday at the MLK Scholastic Classic in Greensboro. The Warriors also won over Northern Vance Saturday.
Brunelli said he is opting for shorter, efficient practices Wednesday and Thursday to reward his team and let it rest for Friday’s game at Orange.
Stefan Cates finished with 15 points Tuesday and Mitron Terry had six.
Northern boys fall at Gibbons, 51-42
Northern Vance led most of the way, but Cardinal Gibbons came away with a 51-42 win in Raleigh Tuesday.
The Crusaders’ first lead of the game had the home side up 42-40.
“It was a better performance, still couldn’t close the deal,” said Viking coach Wilton Baskett. “I saw a little light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully we can build on that.”
Montel Clark led Northern with 10 points and Le’Darius Brandon had nine.
Northern hosts Chapel Hill Friday.
Hayes 1 rebound shy of triple double in Colts’ win
Jessi Hayes finished with 30 points, 11 steals and nine rebounds in Crossroads Christian’s 59-37 win over Neuse Christian Tuesday night. She also had six assists.
Hayes, averaging 21 points per game in the Colts’ last eight, is 126 points shy of 1,000 career points. Crossroads has at least eight games left.
The Colts improved to 6-9 overall and 3-5 in league play.
Caroline May and Michaela Nicholas were also in double figures for Crossroads with 12 and 11, respectively.
Crossroads visits Trinity of Raleigh Friday.
Spartan boys wallop Halifax Academy
Tyson Carrier’s 26 points led Kerr-Vance in its 80-44 win at Halifax Academy Tuesday. The senior scored all 26 in the first three quarters and did not play in the fourth.
R.J. Hunt finished with 18 points for the Spartans and Derrius Perry had 13.
“I really think we’re playing good basketball,” said KVA coach Dave Carrier. “We’re starting to peak at the right time. Hopefully we can keep it up.”
KVA (14-4, 7-2 Eastern Plains Independent Conference) hosts Parrott Academy Friday.
Lady Spartans come up short against Halifax Academy
The Halifax Academy duo of Hayley Wood and Kelly Williams was again too much for Kerr-Vance to handle Tuesday,
The Vikings won 56-38 behind 24 points from Williams, a freshman post player, and 13 from Williams, a junior guard. Halifax won the first meeting at KVA 39-27.
“They were a better team than the first time we played them,” said Spartan coach Brian Russell. “They’re just better than us right now.”
KVA was down 25-11 at halftime.
The Spartans, 3-6 in conference play, are battling for homecourt advantage in the league tournament. The top four teams get home games.
KVA hosts Parrott Academy Friday.