New Hanover boys run past Topsail; Hoggard, West Brunswick earn conference results

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New Hanover 74    Topsail 53

Senior Acchaeus Fields had a season-best 30 points and New Hanover shot 48 percent from the floor as the Wildcats ran away from Topsail 74-53 to remain unbeaten in conference play.

Acchaeus Fields. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams
Acchaeus Fields. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams

Fields converted 11 of 15 attempts and went 8-for-9 from free throw line, while classmate Blake Smith drained four treys to finish with 16 points.

New Hanover grabbed their third consecutive result to move to 4-0 atop the division standings and 12-3 overall.

Freddie Taylor guided the Wildcats at the point guard position, with four steals and five assists. Malique Jacobs also contributed in the effort with seven rebounds, five steals and five assists. Jacobs and Wiz Vaughn added eight points apiece.

Hoggard 62   South Brunswick 38

With a seven-point lead at the break, Hoggard used a big third quarter to break away from South Brunswick in a 62-38 road win on Friday night.

Three different players finished in double figures for the Vikings, who improved to 3-1 in conference after snapping a brief, two-game skid. Hoggard also grabbed its tenth win overall. Xavier Johnson had a game-high 17 points and Patrick Morrison chipped in with 13 points.

“I’m really proud of how our guys responded to a couple of tough losses,” said Hoggard Coach Brett Queen. “We had great practices the last two days and got a big road win tonight.”

The Vikings were up 15-13 after the first quarter and took a 28-21 advantage into the half. Hoggard allowed just four points over the next eight minutes to secure the result. Jack Bagley added 12 points.

Andrew Mosely led South Brunswick with 14 points.

West Brunswick 58    Laney 37

The Trojans extended its win streak to five straight games on Friday night as West Brunswick defeated Laney 58-37 in Shallotte.

West Brunswick led by six after the opening period and extended its cushion to 34-21 at the half. They carried an 18-point advantage into the third quarter, improved to 2-1 in conference and 9-3 overall.

Josh Woodard had 12 points and eight rebounds in the win. Tyler Stanley added nine points and Xaiver Gause finished with eight.

Parrott Academy 55   Cape Fear Academy 45

 

 

 

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