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Girls basketball

Hoggard 56    South Brunswick 17

Aleah Thompson. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams
Aleah Thompson. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams

Hoggard continued its dominance inside the Mideastern Conference with a 56-17 victory at South Brunswick on Friday.

The Vikings won their sixth straight to improve to 4-0 atop the league standings and 13-3 overall. Hoggard jumped out to a 32-6 advantage at the half and took a 30-point lead into the fourth quarter.  

Emma Haywood and Aleah Thompson each had 15 points, while all but one Hoggard player recorded at least one point in the win. Blair Barefoot added nine for the Vikes, with four assists and four steals.

First place in conference will be on the line come Tuesday, Jan. 12, when the Vikings travel to Brogden Hall for a date with New Hanover.

New Hanover 55     Topsail 43

New Hanover got off to another slow start on Friday night, but the Wildcats used a big second half effort to pull away from Topsail in a 55-43 victory at Brogden Hall on Friday night.

Dominique Bryant led all scorers with 15 points for the Pirates, who dropped their fourth straight game in conference to fall to 0-4 in league play. The junior guard went 9 of 10 from the free throw line in the third quarter to keep things tied 34-all headed into the final eight minutes of regulation.

The Wildcats trailed 15-12 after the opening frame and leveled the score at the break. Kayleigh Merrell sank all of her team-high 12 points in the second half, while Azariah Fields chipped in with 11 points.

New Hanover outscored Topsail 19-9 in the fourth period to grab the conference result. The Wildcats improved to 4-0 atop the league standings and 11-4 overall.


Laney 37    West Brunswick 25

The Bucs grabbed a bounce-back result and moved over the .500 mark following a 37-25 road win at West Brunswick on Friday.

Baley Edwards.
Baley Edwards.

It was a two-possession game heading into the final eight minutes of regulation when Laney stretched its lead to double figures down the stretch. The Bucs improved to 2-1 in conference and 8-7 overall.

Baley Edwards had nine points at the half and finished with a game-high 15 points to lead Laney. Jayda Malone and Micah Morley chipped in with seven points apiece.

West Brunswick trailed by 10 after the first quarter and cut the deficit to 20-12 at the break. The Trojans kept battling into the second half and were down six moving into the final frame.

West Brunswick fell to 0-3 in league play and 6-7 on the year.

Coastal Christian 48    Fayetteville Academy 45

Coastal Christian grabbed a 48-45 road win at Fayetteville Academy on Friday to improve to 2-0 in conference.

Abby Parker scored a game-high 19 points, while Sabrina Sims added 14 points for the Centurions, who moved to 9-5 overall. Park sank three treys in the comeback victory.

Coastal trailed 19-6 after the opening eight minutes, but cut the deficit to one possession at the break and trailed 34-32 headed into the fourth quarter. The Centurions outscored Fayetteville 16-11 in the final frame.


Cape Fear Academy 46    Parrott Academy 18