No. 3 Durham-Hillside 42 No. 6 Hoggard 14
No. 6 Hoggard ran into a buzz saw in the second round of the 4A playoffs on Friday night as No. 3 Durham-Hillside handed the Vikings a 42-14 season-ending setback.
Hillside jumped out to a six-point lead after the first quarter and put three touchdowns on the board over the next 12 minutes to take a commanding 28-0 cushion at the break.
Chauncey Caldwell hit Daeshawn Stephens on a 72-yard strike to make it a two-score early in the second period and Kobe Scotton took a fumble recovery for a touchdown on the next possession to put the game in hand. Jamal Elliott also had an 11-yard touchdown reception just before the break to grab a 28-0 lead at the end of the first half.
Josh Jones and Bryant Sasser each finished with a touchdown pass for Hoggard, who finished the year 8-5 overall. Jones found Patrick Morrison for a 16-yard reception late in the third quarter, while Sasser connected with Collin Hairr on a 10 yard score.
Durham-Hillside moved to 10-2 overall and travel to Wilmington for a date with No. 2 New Hanover in the third round of the playoffs on Thanksgiving weekend.
Ashley 47 Jack Britt 36 (boys)
Ryan Keller scored a game-high 17 points and Bryston Davis added 11 to give Ashley a 47-36 victory over Jack Britt.
Ashley 49 Jack Britt 42 (girls)
Four different players recorded double figures to guide Ashley past Jack Britt 49-42 on Friday night.
Lola Lovitt, Serenity Williams and Angel Smith each had 12 points, while Carly Baron chipped in with 10 points. Smith added seven rebounds in the season opening win.
Laney 62 White Oak 39 (boys)
Jordan John led all scorers with 13 points and Marquan Miller finished with 12 points to help guide Laney past White Oak 62-39 in a season-opening win for the Bucs on Friday night.
Freshman Sherod Sidbury added 11 points in the result, while Chris Bennett pulled down 12 rebounds.
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Laney 53 White Oak 3 (girls)
Anna Porcelli led Laney with eight points as the Bucs cruised to a 53-3 rout over White Oak in the season opener for both teams on Friday.
Jayda Malone and Lexi Melville added seven points apiece, while Baley Edwards chipped in with six points.
Village Christian 79 Coastal Christian 50
Coastal Christian fell to 1-1 on the year following a 79-50 setback to Village Christian on Friday.
Sam Stanko led the Centurions with 17 points and Sabina Sims added 10. Coastal Christian faces Hoggard on Tuesday, Nov. 24.