Teams hoop it up in conference play


From Staff Reports

Monday, January 29, 2018

The SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team split a night of back-to-back games by beating Wilson Beddingfield, 42-40.

The Cougars (10-5) are off to a 3-2 start in conference play behind senior Shayla Ellis (15.4 ppg.) and sophomore Bailey Davis (13.3 ppg.)

Coach Sandra Langley’s squad has an important upcoming with games against Nash Central and North Johnston. Both opponents have a slight edge over the Cougars in the Eastern Plains Conference standings.

Also of note on the girls’ side, Tarboro suffered a 57-16 loss at Pamlico on Friday, which was the Vikings’ second lowest points output of the season.

The Vikings (5-9) are in a bit of an offensive rut as they were held to a season-low 15 points in their previous game against SouthWest Edgecombe.

Meanwhile, North Edgecombe’s continues to struggle and is off to a 2-7 start after last week’s 67-24 loss to Weldon.

On the boys’ side, the Warriors edged Weldon, 64-61 to improve to 3-2 in conference play.

As part of a few make-up games from recent snow days, the Warriors will load up on games this week and play four times, including a pair against the Tar Roanoke Conference’s last place team, Northampton County.

Tarboro’s four-game winning streak came to an end with a 69-45 loss to Pamlico.

The Vikings will play four times this week, too, including Saturday night’s game against undefeated Rocky Mount Prep.

Lastly, SouthWest Edgecombe (4-10) will look to end a six-game losing streak this week with games against Nash Central and Farmville Cenral.