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Hertford County tops Rams

AHOSKIE – Lamar Monger and Marcus Burnell combined to score 46 points.

That total for the Hertford County High School starters was just two points less than Northampton-East scored in a 74-48 win by the Bears here Friday night.

Burnell and Monger scored the first two buckets of the night and continued to score as the evening progressed.

Their scores, combined with a three-pointer by LaMarcus Jenkins helped stake the Bears to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter.

Northampton finally broke their drought when Derryel Anderson scored a pair of hoops sandwiched around another Burnell score to get the Rams within 13-4.

East got back-to-back hoops from James Jefferson and Anderson to close the first quarter and got within 17-10.

HCHS scored six consecutive points midway through the second quarter and then closed the period on a 14-2 run as they claimed a 40-19 lead at the intermission.

Of the 14 points scored during the spurt, Burnell and Monger scored all of them.

Jenkins started the second half scoring with a bucket and was followed by a Burnell score to give HCHS a 44-19 advantage.

As they did in the second period, the Bears closed out the third quarter on an 8-0 run that pushed the advantage to 66-31. Burnell, Monger, Jenkins and Patrick Downing scored during the spurt.

Northampton had their best offensive outburst in the fourth quarter when Josh Reddish and James Long combined to give East a 6-0 run and get them within 68-37.

In addition to Monger and Burnell’s scores, Jenkins had 13 points for the Bears and Downing added eight.

Reddish led East with 16 points while Anderson had 14 points.

Hertford County travels to Weldon High School tonight (Tuesday) for a non-conference outing.

HCHS (74): Lamar Monger n 26, Marcus Burnell n 20, LaMarcus Jenkins n 13, P. downing n 8, S. Johnson n 5, T. Powell n 2

East (48): Josh Reddish n 16, Derryel Anderson n 14, Q. Shoulars n 6, J. Long n 4, L. Phillips n 2, J. Jefferson n 2, E. Jordan n 2, B. Ward – 2