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Bears rout Pasquotank

ELIZABETH CITY – The eight-day lay-off showed no ill effects for Hertford County High School’s boy’s basketball team here Thursday night as nine different players scored in an 83-48 Bears rout of Pasquotank in Northeastern Coastal Conference action.

Tied at 12-12 at the end of the first quarter, Hertford County went on a rampage and outscored the Panthers 29-15 to lead it 41-27 at halftime.

Hertford County’s Zion Riddick was one of nine Bears players who scored Thursday night as HCHS routed Pasquotank County in Elizabeth City, 83-48. | Dynamic Photo / William Anthony

Hertford County’s Zion Riddick was one of nine Bears players who scored Thursday night as HCHS routed Pasquotank County in Elizabeth City, 83-48. | Dynamic Photo / William Anthony

From there the score just kept mounting, first to a 61-37 margin at the end of three quarters as the Bears coasted to the 35-point win.

“The team played well together,” said veteran Bears coach Charles Simmons. “We played good, solid team basketball offensively and defensively.  This was a good conference win.

Jaquarii Roberson – who did all his scoring in the first half – led the attack with 24 points.  Talik Totten finished with 20 points, while Delmonta Cherry had 12 – the only three players in double figures. Rounding out the scoring was: Rayshawn Beamon with eight, Zion Riddick and Lance Hunter with six points each, Jamari Lassiter with three, and two each from Ferlin Ophelia and Dana Goodman.

Hertford County raised its record to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

In the girl’s game, Hertford County fell 67-to-55, despite a season-high 27 point performance from D.L. Watford.

The Lady Bears are now 1-9 overall and 0-3 in league play.