Prep Roundup: Jones leads Lady Raiders to Graham tourney title
The Southern Vance varsity girls team followed a win Friday over South Granville with a 62-51 victory Saturday against the hosts in the championship game of the Don Amos Holiday Classic at Graham High School.
Southern’s Breona Jones was named the tournament’s most valuable player after a 22-point outing Saturday.
Southern’s Kechae Parker and Kiyanna Kearney were also named to the all-tournament team. Parker had 17 points and 17 rebounds Saturday and Kearney finished with seven points and 10 rebounds.
Southern (5-1) opened 2-A Northern Carolina Conference play Friday with a 54-34 win over South Granville.
Jones had 18 points, nine steals and five assists and Parker tallied eight points and seven rebounds.
Southern will compete in a tournament at Mount Olive College beginning Friday against Southern Wayne.
Southern tops South Granville in triple overtime
Southern Vance opened Northern Carolina varsity boys play Friday with a 79-74 win in triple overtime against South Granville.
The score was tied at 53 at the end of regulation.
Ty-Traveon Roberts led the Raiders with 31 points and 13 rebounds and Qualik Shearin had 20 points and six assists. Torian Henderson also scored in double figures with 16 points.
The Raiders played in the championship game of the Don Amos Holiday Classic in Graham Saturday. The result was not available at press time.
Northern girls pick up first win
The Northern Vance varsity girls basketball team earned its first win of the season Friday against Orange, 60-57.
Ky-Niah Landrum led the Vikings with 16 points, Jacquilyn Miller had 13, and Brianna Nelson and Brianna Waller each scored eight.
Northern improved to 1-1 in 3-A Big Eight Conference play following a 41-23 league-opening loss Tuesday to Cedar Ridge. Neither Landrum or Kenya Perry were available for that game due to injury.
Nelson led Northern with 11 points against the Red Wolves.
The Vikings face Southern Lee Friday in the Lee County Christmas Tournament.