Prep Roundup: Eagles get big win at Bunn
Warren County snapped Bunn’s 16-game winning streak Friday, handing the Wildcats their first 2-A Northern Carolina Conference loss.
The 53-51 road win means Warren County (15-4, 9-1) and Bunn are tied with one loss atop the conference standings with the Eagles holding the tiebreaker.
Warren County visits Southern Vance on Tuesday before hosting Bunn for Round 2 on Wednesday. The Eagles close the week in Warrenton for Senior Night against Roanoke Rapids on Friday.
Warren County head coach Wanda Thompson isn’t sure of the last time the Eagles won at Bunn. She knows it’s been a while though.
“That was a big win, a big confidence booster,” said Thompson. “But now we have to get refocused for Southern.”
A.J. Alston led Warren County Friday with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Charlie Williams finished with 12 points and Tyler Thompson added 11 points and four rebounds. Jaylen Jones had four points, five rebounds and five assists and Kaelen Evans tallied four points, five boards and four assists.
Warren County limited Bunn’s Deshawn High, one of the top scorers in the region, to 11 points and only four in the second half.
Evans was assigned High in the final three minutes.
“We just tried to deny him the ball,” said Wanda Thompson. “He’s such a good player. You just have to try to keep the ball out of his hands.”
Lady Raiders roll over Yellow Jackets
Southern Vance rolled over Roanoke Rapids 81-21 Friday, led by 22 points from Breona Jones.
The Raiders stayed perfect in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference, improving to 10-0 and 16-2 overall.
Rashyda Burwell scored 17 for Southern and Kechae Parker had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Southern hosts N.C. School of Science and Math on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Southern edged by Roanoke Rapids
Southern Vance lost at Roanoke Rapids 45-41 on Friday, dropping the Raiders to 8-10 overall and 5-5 in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference.
Ty-Traveon Roberts led Southern with 13 points, Kean Branch had nine and Shawn Henderson had 11 assists.
The Raiders host N.C. School of Science and Math on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.