Bertie High School Falcons resume winning ways

Published 3:03 pm Monday, January 29, 2024

By ANDRE ALFRED

Sports Correspondent

WINDSOR- After a heartfelt conference lost to the top-ranked Washington County Panthers, Bertie’s varsity boys have moved forward, winning three straight games of which one was non-conference match against rival Hertford County.

Bertie’s Ja’Marion Beverly drives to the hoop for a lay-up during Friday’s 90-46 win at home vs. North East Carolina Prep. A.A. Imaging / Andre Alfred

Though the Bears are in a different conference, the win helped restore the Falcons mindset following the crucial conference lost to Washington County.

Bertie’s next win came on the road by defeating Perquimans County by a score of 85-36 on Tuesday, January 23.

The Falcons hosted conference opponent North East Carolina Prep on Friday, January 26, beating them 90-46. Their first meeting of the season was Jan. 16 in where Bertie won, 79-43.

The Falcons large lead against the Huskies on Friday night afforded Bertie the opportunity to allow some of the other players on the roster to obtain some quality court time.

The top scorers for Falcons on Friday night were, Zymiere Dempsey (23), Jaquan Holley (22), and Jah’Kelvin Rascoe (12).

Coach Johnnie Rascoe shared his thoughts concerning his 15-2 overall and 5-1 second place Falcons.

“The last two games against Perquimans and North East Carolina Prep, we started to come together more offensively,” he said. “Seeing the ball, moving the ball around the court a lot better, getting open shots that we get in shooting practice.

“Slowly but surely, we are on the verge of hitting our stride on the season,” Rascoe added. “I think it is coming at a good time, with six games left in the regular season and just on the cuff of the conference tournament and the state playoffs.”

If the first place Washington County Panthers (6-0) and second place Bertie County Falcons (6-1) continue its winning ways, they will meet again on Feb. 16 for the last official game of the regular season at Washington County High School in Plymouth.