Playoff scoreboard: Local basketball teams advance through opening round

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Boys basketball

4A playoffs 

  • No. 6 New Hanover 66      No. 24 Middle Creek 55 

Three players finished in double figures for New Hanover on Tuesday night as the Wildcats rolled 66-55 past Middle Creek.

Josh Aldrich. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Josh Aldrich. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Ramello Williams and Hayden Edgar each recorded a double-double in the win.  Williams had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with 16 rebounds. Edgar added 15 points and pulled down 10 boards. He went 9-for-10 from the free throw line.

Josh Aldrich chipped in with 10 points as New Hanover went 47 percent from the field.

  • No. 19 Apex 51                    No. 12 Hoggard 46  

With a five point lead headed in the fourth quarter, Hoggard was outscored 22-12 in the final frame to suffer a 51-46 season ending setback.

Apex’s Colton Moore hit five shots from long range to lead all scorers with 15 points. Eric Fox and Denzel Jacobson added 13 points apiece in the win.

Tyler Steinman paced Hoggard with 11 points. He had three treys in the game.

  • No. 16 Cardinal Gibbons 67         No. 18 Ashley 39

3A playoffs

  • No. 4 West Brunswick 70         No. 29 Western Harnett 59

The Trojans found themselves down by 12 points moving into the fourth quarter and responded over the final eight minutes of regulation as West Brunswick defeated Western Harnett, 70-59, in Shallotte.

Trailing, 51-39 after three quarters of play, the Trojans made it a two possession game midway through the final period and gained the lead for good with three minutes left. Brandyn Parker scored 12 of his game-high 24 points in the decisive frame.

Josh Woodard added 15 points and Rasheed Daniels had score nine of 11 points during the fourth quarter push. West Brunswick outscored Western Harnett 31-8 in the final eight minutes of regulation.

 

Girls basketball

Amani Muhammad. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Amani Muhammad. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

4A playoffs 

  • No. 4 New Hanover 51      No. 28 Riverside 34

Amani Muhammad and Amya Marshall scored 12 points a piece for the Wildcats. New Hanover shot just 33 percent from the field, but went 11-for-16 from the free throw line. Kaleigh Merrell contributed nine points and pulled down nine rebounds.

  • No. 10 Hoggard 48             No. 22 Jack Britt 32

Lola Lovitt scored a team-high 12 points, while Angel Smith recorded a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds to lead Hoggard in the opening round of the 4A playoffs.

  • No. 24 Laney 44             No. 11 Seventy-First 31

3A playoffs

  • No. 7 Topsail 65            No. 24 Walter M. Williams 59
  • No. 3 Orange 56               No. 31 West Brunswick 41

2A playoffs

  • No. 3 North Brunswick 56     No. 31 Durham School of Arts 26

Taylor Perkins dropped 25 points on Tuesday night to guide North Brunswick. The Scorpions are 22-3 overall.