The Northern Nash varsity boys pulled away in the second and third quarters to secure a 61-50 Big East 2A/3A Conference victory over Louisburg Wednesday night at home.

The Knights improved to 7-2 in the conference and 12-6 overall.

Northern led 12-6 after the first quarter behind seven points from Demondre Haymon.

Jonathan Page tallied nine points in the second stanza to spark a 22-17 edge that gave the Knights a 34-23 advantage at halftime.

A 14-9 run in the third put the home team ahead by 16 before Louisburg had an 18-13 edge in the final quarter.

Page and Jessiah Atkinson led Northern Nash with 11 points each while Sean Phillips and Izeal Mallory provided 10 points each.

Haymon contributed nine points and Randall King collected seven.

The Knights converted six 3-pointers against the Warriors (Atkinson and Mallory two each and Haymon and Page one each).



Faith 78, Oakwood 47

Cayden Barnhardt poured in 32 points (including all of his team’s three-point shots) and added five steals to lead Faith Christian School to an easy victory over Oakwood Wednesday night.

The Patriots improved to 11-9 overall and 5-1 in conference play.

Jaden Crudup added 13 points for FCS, while Omari Lucas provided nine points and seven assists, Justin Monk chipped in seven points and Michael Grant collected four steals.

Washington County 80, NECP 28

Washington County used a 30-6 run in the second quarter to pull away for the win against North East Carolina Prep Wednesday night.

The Huskies dropped to 0-7 in the Four Rivers 1A Conference and 2-9 overall.

Rocky Mount 51, Franklinton 22

Despite not shooting well (37 percent overall from the field and just one of 12 from three-point range, Rocky Mount still had enough to defeat Franklinton in a Big East 2A/3A Conference game at home Wednesday night.

The Gryphons (8-1 Big East, 12-4 overall) received balanced scoring against the Red Rams.

Malik Hill and Stephon Jones each had eight points while Tyrese Tillery and Tristin Graham collected six points each.

Leading Rocky Mount in rebounds were Jamal Townsend with 10 and Deandre Lynch with seven.

The Gryphons led 5-4 after the first quarter but outscored Franklinton 14-3 in the second stanza, 12-6 in the third and 20-9 in the fourth to pull away for the victory.


Rocky Mount 67, Franklinton 10

Another day, another lopsided result for the Lady Gryphons.

Dee Graham scored 23 points, which included six 3-pointers, as Rocky Mount rolled past Franklinton at home Wednesday night.

Caroline Thiel added 14 points and the other triple for Rocky Mount, which improved to 8-0 in the Big East 2A/3A Conference and 15-1 overall. Madison Mitchell chipped in with nine points.

Shilyia Williams, McKinley Battle and Nyla Powell led the Gryphons on the boards with seven, six and six, respectively.

Rocky Mount led 24-0 in the first quarter, 45-3 at halftime and 58-6 after three quarters.

RMA 40, Faith 14

Mackenzie Davis scored 13 points while Law Kitchen added eight and Isabella Doza and Mary Hanna Bryant had six each as Rocky Mount Academy defeated Faith Christian School Wednesday night at home.

Abbie Hooks led FCS with six points.

The Eagles led 10-2 after one quarter and 20-4 at the half. They put the Patriots away with a 16-4 advantage in the third stanza.

RMA improved to 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the Carolina Independent Conference. Faith Christian dropped to 3-2 in conference play and 5-5 overall.

Northern Nash 58, Louisburg 17

Indiya Spooner scored 21 points while Zariel Gwynn added nine, Amaya Davis eight and Brea West seven as Nortghern Nash rolled past Louisburg for its fifth win of the season Wednesday night at home.

The Knights improved to 4-4 in the Big East 2A/3A Conference and 5-11 overall.