June 2, 2023
Local recap: Harris' late free throws lift Rams

HOPE MILLS — Purnell Swett guard Connor Harris fired two free throws with 6.9 seconds to steer the Rams males’s basketball group to a 50-49 away win over South View in Friday’s United-8 Convention sport.

Purnell Swett (5-8, 3-1 United-8) led South View (2-12, 1-3 United-8) 18-7 after the primary quarter, 22-16 at halftime and 38-31 on the finish of the sport . third. The Rams’ largest lead was 12 within the third quarter earlier than the Tigers got here roaring again; this, in distinction, was just like the Rams’ 62-56 loss to Scotland on Thursday, the place Purnell Swett made an enormous comeback to degree the match earlier than falling on the final minute.

Adarius Grissett scored 13 factors over Purnell Swett, Harris 10, Riley Brooks and Collin Sampson eight every.

Raylan Mesa led South View with 10 factors, with Antrell Gilmore 9 and DeMarcus Spearman eight.

Woman Rams finest Tigers

The Purnell Swett women’ basketball group beat South View Friday 67-50 in a two-team undefeated United-8 Convention sport.

For Purnell Swett, Kylie Chavis had 28 factors, 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals (12-1, 4-0 United-8). Natalie Evington and Nyla Mitchell every had 15 factors and Mitchell 6 rebounds.

South View are 8-6 general and 3-1 on United-8.

The Rams will play within the Seventy-First on Tuesday.

Pink Devils ready to beat Halfway

The Pink Springs males’s basketball group survived a late comeback bid, visiting Halfway on Friday to safe a 55-51 win within the Southeast Athletic Convention sport after an enormous first-half lead.

Pink Springs (10-3, 2-0 Southeast) completed the primary quarter up 22-7, hitting 4 three-pointers within the interval and main 34-14 at halftime. Halfway (8-4, 1-2 Southeast) lower the result in 40-26 on the finish of the third quarter, then to single digits early within the fourth quarter. The Raiders got here shut to 5 with a few minute left earlier than they lastly fell quick of their comeback bids.

Kaedon Porter led Pink Springs with 19 factors and 4 rebounds, together with three 3-pointers; Makhi Arthur had 13 factors and seven rebounds, Jamey Tedder had 7 factors and 9 rebounds.

Tripp Westbrook led Halfway with 14 factors, whereas Casey Culbreth added 10 factors, 19 rebounds and Jamir McRae 9 factors.

Woman Pink Devils is late

Lacking the lead till the final minute of the sport, the Halfway women’ basketball group got here from behind to take a 31-28 win over Pink Springs on Friday.

Pink Springs (6-7, 0-2 Southeast) completed the primary quarter 10-6, 17-12 on the half and 26-16 within the third quarter. The Pink Devils went as much as 14 within the third spherical after opening the half with a 9-0 streak.

Halfway (7-5, 1-2 Southeast) charged again and took the primary lead with 1:09 on 29-28. Pink Springs went 4 to 0 from the free throw line within the final 25 seconds.

Sydney Bell had 13 factors and 6 rebounds, Monica Washington 9 factors and 22 rebounds for the Pink Devils.

McKenzie Williams added 11 factors, 11 rebounds, and Mallory Baggett 9 factors and 5 rebounds for Halfway.

Pink Springs performs Clinton on Tuesday.

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