High School Basketball

Roundup: Carrboro girls get their first Mid-State win

January 26, 2014 

Playing Thursday at Graham after two consecutive postponements, three Jaguars scored in double digits as Carrboro picked up its first Mid-State Conference win Thursday, 61-59.

Camille Gallagher led Carrboro (2-14 overall, 1-3 conference) with 18 points, while TiMia Chaplin had 12 points and Grace Nanney 10.

Carrboro jumped out to an early 14-4 lead before Graham tied the game at 25-25 by halftime and then took a 46-41 lead into the fourth quarter. The Jaguars rallied to lead by two in the final seconds. A 3-point try by Graham's Taylor Fluette missed at the buzzer.

Fluette finished with 16 points, and Cherise Ashley led Graham (1-12, 0-4) with 17 points.

Boys: Graham 78, Carrboro 68

Graham's Red Devils weren't completely idle during last week's snow days in Alamance County. Jeramy Williams said he and his Graham teammates put the down time to use by practicing in the school gym.

The result: Williams led Graham (9-6 overall, 3-1 Mid-State Conference) with 21 points, Trent Torain chipped in 18 points and Jamie Newman had 16 as the balanced Red Devils downed Carrboro, 78-68, Thursday.

Williams scored 10 in a span of just 2 minutes 23 seconds as Graham broke open the game.

James Scott scored had a game-high 29 points to lead Carrboro (10-6, 2-2).

Graham led by as much as 55-37 in the second half. lead. Matt Pruitt hit a 3-pointer with 3:37 left to get Carrboro within 8 points late in the game, but Graham immediately pushed the margin by to 10.

Boys: Orange 65, Cedar Ridge 61

Playing at cross-town rival Cedar Ridge, Orange High School led early but then had to hold on during a see-saw game to stay undefeated in Big Eight Conference boys basketball with a 65-61 win Thursday night.

J.D. Brooks scored 17 to pace the Panthers (15-2 overall, 7-0 conference) as they completed their first leg of the Big Eight schedule. Eryk Brandon-Dean tossed in 12 points for Orange, and Jawan Chambers added 11.

Cedar Ridge's Peyton Pappas led all scorers with his 22 points. His 3-point try in the final seconds missed, ending the Red Wolves' last chance in a game that saw eight lead changes. Neil Higgins scored 16 for Cedar Ridge (6-11, 2-5) and Logan Vosburg had 11.

Boys: East Chapel Hill 55, Cummings 47

Taking a break from its PAC-6 schedule, East Chapel Hill's boys basketball team got 18 points from senior Tykeem Woodard as the Wildcats broke open a tight game in the second half and took a 55-47 victory at Burlington Cummings.

Freshman Carter Collins contributed 11 points and junior Robert Wilson 10 to help East even its record at 8-8 overall.

The Wildcats played hillside on Friday. See Wednesday's Chapel Hill News for more on that and other games played Friday.

Girls: Cummings 52, East Chapel Hill 42

Also Monday at Burlington, the East Chapel Hill girls led 13-11 early and were still ahead 28-26 at the half before Cummings rallied for a 52-42 win.

Ali Cyr Scully led east (6-8) with her 16 points, while ninth-grade teammate T.J. Johnson added 12. But Cumming (6-6) took a huge advantage in rebounding, 44-29, and had 21 offensive boards for enough second-chance points to pull out the win.

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