Bertie boys win, but by what score?
WINDSOR – Manteo led at the half, but it was Bertie that came away with the win Friday night.
According to the scorebook, the Falcons took a 71-67 victory over the Redskins.
However, two media sources covering the game recorded the final score as 70-67.
The controversy over the score came with just over four minutes remaining in the game, and shifted the momentum from Manteo to Bertie.
The Falcons hit the scoreboard first and early in the first quarter held a 9-2 lead.
Three-pointers from Woody Carver and Curtis Cahoon cut the Falcon lead to one.
Bertie’s Terrill Holley hit two foul shots, but another Carver trey tied the score at 11 all.
Manteo went on a 6-0 run, taking a 17-13 lead before Bertie’s Billy McShepard hit a basket to end the Redskin spurt.
Cahoon added another three, but Holley hit a basket to cut the Manteo lead to 20-15 at the end of the first quarter.
Manteo led by as many as 11 in the second quarter, but Bertie found their rhythm and cut the Redskins lead to three, 31-28 at the half.
Emanual Davis hit a Manteo trey to start the third.
Bertie’s Holley took a steal to the basket to cut the lead to four, 34-30.
Following a Manteo basket, Roshon Holley hit a deuce and a trey, pulling Bertie within one, 36-35.
The Falcons took the lead on a Kenneth Bazemore basket, but Manteo answered to regain the lead.
Bertie claimed the lead for good after R Holley hit a bucket to put the Falcons up 39-38.
Manteo fell behind by as much as five, but cut it to one before McShephard hit two baskets, including a dunk.
Carver hit two free throws, resulting from a Bertie technical for hanging on the rim, to cut the Falcons lead to three, 49-46 at the end of the third.
With the Redskins threatening to take the lead and Bertie clinging to a 55-54 lead (according to media sources), Manteo questioned the score when the scoreboard read 56-53.
After the referees consulted the official scorebook, the 56-53 score stood.
Feeding off the crowd’s momentum, Bertie pulled ahead 63-55.
A Manteo basket and two foul shots cut the lead to four, 63-59.
Bertie shot 8-of-14 from the line over the final two minutes and held off a late quarter surge by the Redskins to take a 71-67 victory.
Bertie (70): Terrill Holley 27, Billy McShepard 10, R. Holley 9, K. Edwards 9, K. Bazemore 7, D. White 4, R. Miller 2, C. Owens 2
Manteo (67): Emanual Davis 17, Jacob McClease 12, Woody Carver 12, C. Cahoon 9, S. Meekins 6, A. Farrow 6, A. Stallings 4, J. Garza 1