Bears roll past Aces

Published 12:07 pm Monday, January 24, 2011

AHOSKIE – Hertford County put four in double digits here Friday.

That was more than enough to handle visiting Edenton as the Bears rolled to a 68-38 victory.

Dontez Tyler paced the Bears with 14 points while D’Isaac Jordan and Petey Boone chipped in 11 each. Jordan Jones rounded out the double-figure scoring for HCHS with 10 points.

Dezure Nixon led Edenton with 12 points.

Hertford County got out of the gate quickly with Jordan burying a three-pointer early in the contest. Jamez Long answered with a bucket for Edenton, but another Jordan triple sparked a 6-0 run for the Bears. Jones and Tyler scored on the spurt to make it 9-2.

Edenton closed the gap back to five (11-6) later in the first quarter, but a Boone hoop made it 13-6 after one period.

The Bears started the second quarter on a 6-0 spurt thanks to hoops from Dwight Vaughan and Jerrett Sexton and a pair of Tyler free throws. The Bears led 19-6.

The Aces got as close as 12 twice in the second quarter, but Hertford County scored six straight after the second time to pull ahead 32-14. Tyler had two free throws and a hoop on that run while Dekimis Perry added a bucket.

The Bears led 36-18 at the intermission.

Jones had a free throw to start the second half and then Jordan hit another three-pointer to push the lead to 40-18.

Edenton sandwiched two hoops around a pair of Jones free throws to get within 42-22, but Boone hit a three-pointer which sparked a 7-2 spurt for the Bears. Sexton and Tyler also scored on the spurt as HCHS grabbed a 49-24 lead.

Hertford County continued to pull away getting scores from Tyler and Shabazz Atkins as they took a 54-27 lead by the end of the third quarter.

The Aces scored the first five points of the fourth quarter – three coming from Mack Leary and two from Junior Barrow – to get within 54-32, but the Bears used a four-point spurt by Jones followed by a Shelton Simmons triple to quell the threat as they went on to cruise to the 30-point win.

In addition to those in double figures, the Bears got eight from Simmons and four each from Sexton, Vaughan and Perry. Atkins had two points.

The win boosted the Bears to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the Northeastern Coastal Conference. They will be back in action against league rival First Flight tonight (Tuesday).