STARTING FIVE: Jan. 17

By Justin Hite

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(--) 1. Dante Battle, F, Sr., Rocky Mount High: Battle had his worst game of the season last Friday, scoring a season-low six points and shooting 30 percent. The upside was his 15 rebounds.

(+3) 2. Trinyal Sumler, G, Sr., Rocky Mount Prep: Sumler put up 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Jaguars remained unbeaten in conference play.

(N/A) 3. Immanuel King, F, Sr., Rocky Mount High: In a conference-opening win, King posted his sixth double-double of the season (10 points and 16 rebounds).

(-2) 4. Isaiah Alston, G, Jr., Rocky Mount High: Following his teammate, Alston had his worst game of the year against Nash Central with only seven points.

(N/A) 5. Elijah McCadden, 8th, G, Rocky Mount Academy: McCadden could be here for a long time. The young, rangy guard has put the Eagles in great position.

 

(--) 1. Alexus Hill, G, Sr., Northern Nash: Hill led the Knights to a 17-point, conference-opening win against Wilson Hunt.

(--) 2. Carmen Richardson, G, Sr., Rocky Mount High: In a big game for the Gryphons as Nash Central, Richardson scored 26 points and brought home a win.

(--) 3. Ni’Ya Styles, G, Sr., Nash Central: Styles is one of three stellar guards in Nash County. She scored 22 against Rocky Mount, including 13 of the Bulldogs’ 19 first half points.

(--) 4. Kiana Thomas, F, Jr., Northern Nash: The Knights have lost just once this season, Thomas has been a big reason why.

(N/A) 5. Tyreka Nicholson, G, Sr., Southern Nash: Nicholson has been strong for the Ladybirds this season, averaging a team-high 15 points.