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Prep roundup: Northern Nash girls nab conference win

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Northern Nash’s Kylise Clark, left, and Fike’s Laniya Everett fight for the ball Friday during Northern Nash’s home game against Fike at Northern Nash.

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Telegram Reports

Friday, January 18, 2019

Hosting Wilson Fike on Friday night in Big East action, the Northern Nash girls’ basketball team (6-7, 3-1 Big East) stayed perfect in conference play with a 41-28 victory over the Demons.

The Knights led at halftime, 24-12, and kept up the stingy defense in allowing only 16 second-half points.

The victory for Northern Nash comes after a 51-31 loss earlier in the week to Franklinton.

Rocky Mount High 44

Southern Nash 43

The Rocky Mount High girls’ basketball team picked up their first Big East Conference win on Friday at home by narrowly escaping a Southern Nash comeback attempt.

Southern Nash (4-12, 0-4) outscored RMH 28-20 in the second half. It was a strong turnaround from a first half where the Firebirds couldn’t find consistent offense and trailed 24-15 at halftime. But the Gryphons’ nine-point lead was just enough of a cushion to outlast an opponent looking for its first conference win.

Mya Pittman led the Gryphons (12-4, 1-2) with 14 points and added team highs in rebounds (5) and steals (5). Alexis Moore added 10 points, including a 5-for-8 effort from the foul line.

Farmville Central 64

Nash Central 25

Nash Central (4-9, 0-2) got off to a slow start and couldn’t recover in a road Eastern Plains Conference loss.

The Bulldogs trailed 22-2 after the first quarter, before letting the deficit grow to 40-10 by halftime. Nash Central didn’t score in double figures in any quarter, but played a better second half where it held Farmville Central to 24 points over the final two quarters.

The Jaguars (12-0, 2-0) are still undefeated.

Boys’ basketball

Rocky Mount High 74

Southern Nash 67, OT

Southern Nash outscored the host Gryphons 10-9 in the fourth quarter to force overtime where RMH took over for its first Big East Conference win.

The Gryphons (11-4, 1-2) outscored the Firebirds 16-9 in the overtime session. Tybiaus Harrison led RMH with 20 points, and teammate Victor Ward added 17 points in the win. 

Southern Nash fell to 9-7, 1-3.

Farmville Central 89

Nash Central 61

Nash Central (4-11, 1-1) dropped its first Eastern Plains Conference game after opening league play with a win. The Bulldogs had trouble slowing down Farmville Central’s high-scoring offense, and trailed 49-29 at halftime.

The Jaguars have opened conference play with two straight wins after a dominant showing in non-conference play. Farmville Central (15-0, 2-0) is undefeated and a load to handle defensively. It has scored fewer than 70 points just twice this season, and have scored at least 90 points seven times.

Thursday’s result

Rocky Mount Prep 81

Gaston KIPP 67

Rocky Mount Prep (3-8, 1-3) picked up its first Tar-Roanoke Conference win behind a big game from Samuel Benton.

The guard dropped a game-high 30 points in the win for the Jaguars.

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