The Rocky Mount High girls’ basketball team is closing the gap on a conference title and a favorable spot in the postseason.

The Gryphons on Tuesday earned a 56-33 win over Wilson Hunt in a Big East Conference road game. It was the second win over the Warriors for RMH.

The Gryphons (7-0) have won all seven of their games this season, and they are the only remaining unbeaten team in the conference with three games to play in the regular season.

The conference-leading Gryphons have Wilson Fike, Southern Nash and Northern Nash remaining on the schedule.

Tarboro 64 Southside 32

The Vikings picked up a commanding Coastal Plains Conference home win against a Southside team that entered with the conference’s second-best record.

Tarboro (4-2, 3-2) played strong defense to close out the victory by allowing just four points in the fourth quarter. The Vikings have now won two consecutive games for the first time since the first two games of the season.

The loss was the second of the season for Southside (4-2, 4-2).

Boys’ basketball

Rocky Mount High 68 Hunt 56


The Gryphons picked up another Big East Conference victory, in what was the second game of a four-game road stretch. RMH was able to breath a bit on Tuesday as its usual close-game theme was cast aside by a comfortable win.

RMH (7-0) is still undefeated this season, and won Tuesday’s game by its second-widest margin of the season. The 12-point win was the just the second time that the Gryphons outscored an opponent by at least double figures.

The victory keeps the Gryphons squarely in the frontrunner position for the conference title. RMH held a two-game lead in the conference entering play on Tuesday, and has three games remaining.

Monday’s result

Boys’ soccer

Franklinton 1 Rocky Mount High 0

The Gryphons lost their first match of the season on Monday at home. RMH (2-1) still hasn’t allowed more than one goal in any game this season, but it was also the first time that the Gryphons didn’t find the back of the net.

Before being shut out, RMH scored three goals in a season-opening win, then scored eight goals in a non-conference win.

The Gryphons won’t have to wait long before returning to action as they host Wilson Hunt at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.