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Split Decision

AHOSKIE –Bertie’s Lady Falcons and the varsity boys of Washington High School were crowned as the champions of the 2018 Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald Holiday Classic here Saturday night at the Hertford County High School gym.

In the girl’s game, Bertie rode the strength of Akyia King’s double-double (24 points and 12 rebounds) to defeat Washington County, 59-38.

Washington County turned the tables vs. Bertie in the boy’s championship contest as the Panthers placed four players in double figures, led by 18 points from Quymel Chesson, to defeat the Falcons, 73-54.

Lady Falcons (59)

Akyia King – 24, Dawaunti Combs – 19, Jessica Stokes – 6, Aleeyah Proctor – 4, Morgan Mazyck – 2, Bryona West – 2, Yazmonasia Boone – 2

Rebounds: 44 (King – 12, Stokes – 11, Mazyck – 7, Combs – 6)

 

Lady Panthers (38)

Mauricia Wrighton – 12, Janeja Perry – 7, Romaine Perry – 5, Shamyah Mays – 4, Zy’Asia Carter – 3, Priscilla Smith – 3, Lindsay Stallings – 2, Mauresha Blount – 2

Rebounds: 30 (Wrighton – 8, J. Perry – 6, Mays – 5, Stallings – 5)

 

Varsity Girls All-Tournament Team

Bertie: Akyia King (MVP), Jessica Stokes, Bryona West, and Dawaunti Combs

Washington County: Mauricia Wrighton and Janeja Perry

Hertford County: Qua’Dajah Ruffin

Northampton County – Rashauna Grant

Gates County – Cailyn Nowell

Rocky Mt. Prep – Jala Whitaker

 

Washington County (73)

Quymel Chesson-18, D’Andre Downing-16, Cedez Norman-15, Omar Harris-14, Clantrez Taylor-6, Kevon Burnett-2, Corey Holley-2.

 

Bertie (54)

Deontre’ Bryant-20, Jamarri White-10, Joshua Burden-8, Jaqwan Baylor-5, Maurice Hayes-4, Isiah Williams-2, Darius Rascoe-2, Xayvion White-2, Jalen Hines-1.

 

Varsity Boys All-Tournament Team

Washington County: D’Andre Downing (MVP), Omar Harris, Quymel Chesson, and Cedez Norman;

Bertie: Deontre’ Bryant, Jaqwan Baylor;

Hertford County: Keondre Rodgers;

Northeastern: Da’Quan Dunton;

Rocky Mount Prep: Trevor Batchelor;

Gates County: Cassius Gary