Local Roundup: Hunt, Spartans bounce back with win
Kerr-Vance finished the week on a high note after starting it 0-2 with a 77-69 win over St. David’s Friday night.
The Spartans (12-3, 5-1) lost to Rocky Mount Academy Monday before dropping a non-conference game to Fayetteville Academy Wednesday. All three games were at home.
St. David’s cut into a big KVA lead, but the Spartans held on.
“It was a much-needed win for us,” said KVA coach Dave Carrier. “St. David’s is a really good team. We thought we had to protect our home court.”
Carrier said the Spartans did a good job of finding R.J. Hunt, who finished with 36 points, including five 3-pointers. He was 9-of-10 at the free throw line.
Brandon Dickerson had 13 points for KVA and Tyson Carrier added nine.
KVA visits Cary Christian on Tuesday.
KVA girls fall to St. David’s
The Kerr-Vance varsity girls basketball team was defeated by St. David’s 36-22 Friday night.
KVA was down four at halftime, but was held to eight second half points.
“Real solid defensive effort in the first half for us,” said Spartan coach Brian Russell. “It just came down to not scoring enough points in the second half.”
Russell said St. David’s may be the best team in the 2-A Eastern Plains Independent Conference.
Price Wester led KVA with eight points.
The Spartans are away at Cary Christian Tuesday.
Crossroads girls fall to Grace Christian of Sanford
The Crossroads Christian girls were defeated 69-39 by Grace Christian of Sanford Friday.
The Colts (4-9, 1-5) were led by Jessi Hayes' 25 points and seven rebounds. Caroline May added seven points and 14 rebounds.