Prep Roundup: Warren County takes over second in NCC

Jan. 24, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Warren County got a big conference win Friday as the Eagles varsity boys basketball team topped Franklinton 69-51.

Warren County improved to 13-4 overall and 6-1 in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference, where the Eagles sit in second place behind Bunn. Franklinton was also 5-1 in league play entering Friday’s game.

Charlie Williams led Warren County with 17 points, A.J. Alston had 11, Tyler Thompson tallied eight, and Dennis Waddell added eight points and seven rebounds.

The Eagles led 33-18 at halftime and 48-31 after three quarters.

Warren County coach Wanda Thompson said her team’s defensive intensity and ability to run the floor were key in the win.

The Eagles visit N.C. School of Science and Math on Tuesday.

Roberts tallies 23 points, 18 boards in Southern loss

The Southern Vance varsity boys dropped to 2-4 in the Northern Carolina Conference and 5-9 overall Friday with a 53-47 loss at Durham School of the Arts.

Ty-Traveon Roberts led the Raiders with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

Southern hosts Roanoke Rapids on Monday.

Raiders still atop league standings

Southern Vance defeated Durham School of the Arts 53-32 Friday to remain unbeaten in Northern Carolina Conference play.

The Lady Raiders (12-2, 6-0) were led by Breona Jones’ 15 points. The senior point guard also added six steals and five assists. Kiyanna Kearney had 13 points and seven rebounds for Southern and Carrington Matias finished with nine points.

The Raiders host Roanoke Rapids on Monday.

KVA evens EPIC mark with win

Kerr-Vance had one of its best offensive displays of the season in the first half Friday against Rocky Mount Academy and went on to a 47-26 win.

The Spartans, who led 32-11 at halftime, improved to 4-4 in the Eastern Plains Independent Conference and 10-6 overall.

Macy Lee Johnson led KVA with 14 points and Price Wester had 12 points. Johnson and Wester each had 10 points in the first half. Rebecca Ross added 13 points and had three 3-pointers.

KVA steps out of conference on Wednesday with a home game against Ridgecroft School.

Spartans hang on against Crossroads

Kerr-Vance held off a late Crossroads Christian rally Thursday to win 27-24 in middle school girls basketball.

KVA built a 26-10 lead entering the third quarter before the Colts mounted a comeback.

The Spartans (9-1) were led by Holly Steg’s 11 points and Becca Johnson’s 10 points.

KVA plays again Monday against the South Wake Sabres home-school team.

KVA middle school boys fall to Colts

Kerr-Vance fell 30-27 to Crossroads Christian Thursday in middle school boys basketball.

Beau Nutter led the Spartans with 12 points.

KVA was in action again Friday at Wilson Christian.