Vikings turn back Raiders for 64-49 win
Northern Vance quieted a Southern Vance rally Wednesday and pulled away for a 64-49 win.
Northern jumped out to a 21-4 lead after one quarter before Southern got within five points by halftime.
The Raiders, playing in their first game of the season, trimmed the lead to 43-42 with 5:38 to play in the game.
Tavin Moore led the host Vikings (2-1) down the stretch and finished with 22 points.
Moore sat out much of the second and third quarters with foul trouble after netting 10 points in the opening period.
Moore’s 3-pointer with 3:38 to play pushed Northern’s lead to 49-42 and the senior guard put an exclamation point on the win with a breakaway slam before the buzzer.
Malik Williams added 12 points off the bench for Northern and Erobywin Lewis contributed 10 points off the bench including a trio of valuable second-half tip-ins.
Ty-Traveon Roberts was the only Raider in double-figure scoring with 24 points.
The crosstown rivals combined for 51 turnovers on the night.
Northern shot 3-of-17 from the outside and Southern finished 2-of-18.
Northern, which got a win over Rockingham County last week, is back in action Friday at home against Warren County and Southern hosts Northern Nash Friday.
Shawn Henderson 4, Qualik Shearin 2, Torian Henderson 4, K. Branch 6, Ty-Traveon Roberts 24, Johnny Hawkins 1, Tra Winston 3, Jeremiah Williams 5
Tavin Moore 22, Kris Haywood 4, Jeffrey Jones 2, Anthony Mims 2, Dyquan Marrow 5, James Alexander 3, Scott Hamrick 2, Malik Williams 12, Tommie Reed 2, Erobywin Lewis 10
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