Lowe paces Rams
AHOSKIE – Scott Lowe led Ridgecroft School to a 51-29 victory over Ahoskie Christian School here Tuesday.
The Rams also got 10 points from Ben Newbern and nine each from Bobby Edwards and Kinchen Taylor as they knocked off Ahoskie. Zack Walter led the Warriors with 10 points.
The Warriors were able to get on the board first with a Walter free throw, but the Rams scored the next 14 points to lead 14-1 after one quarter.
Taylor got the first score for the Rams and was followed by a three-pointer from Edwards. Lowe then sandwiched a pair of hoops around a Taylor bucket to make it 11-1.
Brian Outlaw finished the first quarter scoring with a three-point play that made it 14-1.
The Warriors started strongly in the second quarter thanks to a bucket by Dillon Lassiter and a three-pointer by Walter that cut the deficit to 14-6.
Ridgecroft, however, got a hoop from Newbern that sparked an 11-0 spurt for the Rams. Edwards scored twice on the run while Taylor added a triple and Lowe a deuce to make it 25-6.
Patrick Olson stopped the run with a hoop for the Warriors, but the Rams rolled off another six straight to take a 31-8 halftime lead. Braxton Sumner had four points during the run and Edwards added two.
Ridgecroft opened the third quarter with a triple by Newbern, but Ahoskie Christian responded with a 7-0 run of their own. Brandon Beers and Walter sandwiched hoops around a Kyle Simmons triple as the Warriors closed within 34-15.
Newbern stopped the run with a pair of free throws, but Simmons hit another three-pointer to spark a 6-1 run for the Warriors. Beers scored on the spurt and Bruce Lassiter added a free throw as Ahoskie closed to within 37-21 after three quarters.
Walter scored the first bucket of the fourth quarter to close the gap to 37-23, but that was as closed as ACS could get.
Nathan Pierce scored to start an 8-0 spurt for the Warriors. Lowe added two hoops and Taylor one to give the Rams a 45-23 lead. Each team scored six more points before the game ended to establish the 51-29 final.