Lady Eagles advance to Cobbs tourney semifinals

Published 10:08 am Thursday, December 1, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Northeast Academy’s varsity girls advanced to tonight’s (Thursday) semifinals of the second annual Doug Cobbs Scholarship Basketball Tournament.

Sarah Kate Ricks (#11) launches a shot during a 34-17 win by the Lady Eagles over Southampton Academy. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

The Lady Eagles held Southampton Academy scoreless in the first quarter, building a 10-0 lead en route to a 34-17 victory here Wednesday night in opening round play.

Northeast led 18-4 at halftime.

Hayes Hatcher led the Lady Eagles with 11 points. Sarah Kate Ricks nearly scored in double digits as she finished with nine points.

Landon Williams scored 15 points to lead Ridgecroft’s junior varsity boys. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Gracie Baker (5) Lindsay White (3), Chloe Long (2) and Leah McDermont (2) rounded out NEA’s scoring.

Ann Morgan Matthews scored 11 points to pace Southampton.

Northeast advances to face Ridgecroft School at 6 pm this evening at the Ridgecroft gym.

In other first round action on Wednesday, Southampton built a 25-11 halftime lead and went on to defeat Ridgecroft School, 45-22, in jayvee boys action.

Landon Williams led Ridgecroft with 15 points.

Grant Applewhite (16) and Jake Holland (13) each scored in double figures to top the Southampton scoring.

Southampton advances to meet Northeast Academy at 5 pm today in the semifinal round of the jayvee boys bracket.

In Wednesday opening round action for the varsity boys, Southampton raced out to a 24-7 halftime lead en route to a 52-24 win over Northeast Academy.

Dawson Vann tallied 12 points to lead Northeast.

Ben Billorey led Southampton with 16 points.

Northeast Academy’s Dawson Vann (#24) glides past a Southampton defender. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

The Raiders advance to tonight’s semifinal round where they’ll square off against the host team, Ridgecroft School.

In the other half of the tournament bracket at Merry Hill, Lawrence Academy defeated Halifax Academy, 54-42. Mari Larry poured in 21 points to lead the Warriors. Mike Lee added 16 points.

Halifax was led by Zack White and Jackson Vincent who scored 16 and 14 points respectively.

Lawrence used the win to advance to tonight’s semifinals where they will host Pungo Christian Academy.

No other scores were available from Wednesday’s first round action at Merry Hill.



About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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