Local Roundup: KVA boys defeated in first-place battle

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 10:01 PM

Kerr-Vance came up short in its bid to take over the top spot in the 2-A Eastern Plains Independent Conference with a 72-64 loss Friday at Rocky Mount Academy.

The Spartans (15-5, 8-3 EPIC) and Eagles were tied in the standings entering the game.

KVA was up 40-38 at halftime and led by three points heading into the fourth quarter.

“In the fourth quarter, they did a great job. They really played good defense on us,” said Spartan coach Dave Carrier.

“They played with poise throughout the game,” added Carrier. “They played a great second half.”

R.J. Hunt led KVA with 19 points, Brandon Dickerson had 17 and Tyson Carrier finished with 10.

The Spartans visit St. David’s Tuesday.

Lady Spartans fall at RMA

The Kerr-Vance varsity girls shot 6-of-12 from downtown, but lost 52-45 at Rocky Mount Academy Friday.

KVA was up by a point entering the fourth quarter, but an RMA player knocked down five 3-pointers in the fourth to lift the Eagles.

“We just couldn’t overcome that,” said Spartan coach Brian Russell.

Rebecca Ross led KVA with 15 points, Rachel Ross had nine and Price Wester added eight.

“Even though we ended up losing, we still had a good effort and walked away knowing we played hard,” said Russell.

KVA is away at St. David’s Tuesday.

Webb stays perfect; Warren County drops game

The J.F. Webb boys defeated Cardinal Gibbons Friday, 43-30, to stay unbeaten in conference play while Warren County fell 61-54 to Corinth Holders. Both scores were reported on HighSchoolOT.com.

Corinth Holders sits atop of the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference, now three games ahead of Warren County.

Crossroads girls topple Norlina

Crossroads Christian defeated Norlina Christian 53-18 in varsity girls action Friday night.

Jessi Hayes led the Colts with 36 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Hayes is now 40 points shy of 1,000 career points.

Crossroads hosts Northwood Temple Academy Monday at 4:30 p.m.