Local Roundup: Lady Vikings notch first league win; Warren County knocks off Bunn
The Northern Vance varsity girls earned their first conference win of the season Tuesday over Orange, 71-47, on Military Night at Northern.
Kechae Parker led the Vikings with 25 points and Tanaua White added 16.
Viking coach Randolph Crews said the third quarter, in which Northern outscored Orange 22-10, was played mostly by his freshmen and sophomores, who seemingly couldn’t miss.
“You would have thought we won the national championship it was so loud in that gym,” Crews said of the third period.
Crews organized the night to honor military servicemen and women. His father and grandfather both served in the military along with an uncle and a cousin.
“They do so much for us every day,” said Crews. “It’s nice that we get to do something for them.”
Crews said the school will continue hosting Military Night and he expects it to get bigger and bigger each year.
The Lady Vikings entertain Chapel Hill Wednesday.
Northern boys edged by Orange, 47-44
Northern Vance came up just short again, falling 47-44 to Orange Tuesday night.
The Vikings, 0-4 in 3-A Carolina Conference play, previously lost a close game against Cardinal Gibbons.
Northern coach Wilton Baskett said his team played a good game, one that was nip-and-tuck the whole way.
Orange led 39-29 entering the fourth quarter before the Vikings made a charge.
“It was heck of a push, we just didn’t close the door,” said Baskett.
Le’Darius Brandon missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with less than two seconds remaining.
Brandon led Northern with 16 points and Montel Clark finished with 10.
The Vikings host Chapel Hill Wednesday.
Eagles get first win over Bunn since 2005
The Warren County varsity boys claimed their first win over Bunn since 2005 with a 51-48 win Monday.
The Eagles improved to 12-5 overall and 5-3 in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference. Bunn dropped to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in league play.
“It just gives the guys a lot of confidence,” said Warren County coach Wanda Thompson. “It means we’re headed in the right direction.”
Charlie Williams led the Eagles with 14 points, Daniel Hunter had 10 points and eight rebounds and Tyler Thompson scored seven points. A.J. Alston added 11 boards to go along with four points.
Warren County is at Louisburg Wednesday.
KVA girls drop game vs Faith
Rebecca Ross had 10 points and Rachel Ross finished with eight in the Kerr-Vance varsity girls team’s 35-25 loss to Faith Christian Tuesday.
The game was tied at halftime.
KVA coach Brian Russell said his team didn’t have a good shooting night.
“If we’re putting the ball in the basket, we can play with just about everybody,” said Russell. “When it doesn’t go in, we struggle.”
KVA hosts Parrott Academy Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Hayes’ 24 not enough for Colts
Crossroads Christian dropped a 41-39 decision against Cresset Christian Academy Tuesday.
The Lady Colts are 6-11 overall and 3-7 in conference play.
Jessi Hayes led Crossroads with 24 points and seven rebounds.