The Score: high school basketball tips off

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Boys basketball

Coastal Christian 74    Bethel Christian 40

Connor Norris scored a game-high 16 points to help guide Coastal Christian past Bethel Christian 74-40 on Tuesday night.

Thomas Barnett also pulled down seven rebounds for the Centurions, who get back on the floor against Village Christian on Friday, Nov. 20.

Cape Fear Academy 73    South Eastern 39

Grant Reed dropped 26 points and Henry Meyers chipped in with 14 points as Cape Fear Academy defeated South Eastern 73-39 on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Wilmington Christian Academy 41    West Brunswick 35

Junior Abby Squires recorded a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds to lift Wilmington Christian Academy past West Brunswick 41-35 on Tuesday.

Squires went 16-for-18 from the free throw line and had five blocks, while Taylor Coble and Danielle Barth each pulled down 10 rebounds. Ashley Hardee also had seven points as the Patriots erased a two-point deficit after the third quarter to grab the six-point result.