Prep Roundup: Raiders edge Southern Wayne, 70-68
The Southern Vance boys defeated Southern Wayne 70-68 Friday at the Winter Classic at Mount Olive College.
Southern faces either Goldsboro or Eastern Wayne Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Raiders (4-3) rallied from a 35-31 halftime deficit and had four players score in double figures. Qualik Shearin led the team with 18 points, Darius Kearney had 15, Ty-Traveon Roberts tallied 12, and Johnny Hawkins finished with 10. Hawkins added nine boards.
Southern girls improve to 6-1
Southern Vance knocked off Southern Wayne 61-49 Friday in the girls tournament at Mount Olive College.
The Raiders (6-1) advanced to face Eastern Wayne Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Breona Jones led Southern with 18 points, Kiyanna Kearney and Rashyda Burwell each had nine points and Carrington Matias added eight points.
Lady Vikings pick up second consecutive win
The Northern Vance girls earned their second straight victory with a 41-33 win over Southern Lee Friday at the Lee County Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic.
Northern moved on to meet Apex Saturday at 2 p.m.
Brianna Nelson knocked down four 3-pointers to lead Northern with 12 points, Ky’nyiah Landrum had 10 points and Kenya Perry added seven points.