HCHS boys down Currituck, will meet Northeastern in tourney finals

Published 1:54 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024

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AHOSKIE – Hertford County’s varsity boys placed four in double figures here last night (Wednesday) to highlight a 74-62 win over Currituck County in the semifinals of the Northeastern Coastal Conference tournament.

Keveon Rodgers topped the HCHS scoring with 21 points. Rimiez Williams added 18 while Shimere Garris and Jayden Robinson added 14 and 12 points respectively.

The Bears led 40-32 at halftime and then Rodgers got the hot hand, scoring 10 points in the third quarter – including a pair of trifectas – to help HCHS maintain its lead.

The Bears were able to seal the win from the free throw line in the fourth quarter where they found the mark on 6-of-9 attempts, including a 3-of-4 effort from Garris.

The win advances the top-seeded Bears to Friday night’s tournament championship game against Northeastern in Elizabeth City. The Eagles defeated First Flight, 69-64, in Wednesday’s other semifinal game. Northeastern outscored First Flight 30-12 during the second and third quarters, allowing them to build a 47-31 lead entering the final eight minutes of action. There, First Flight went on an offensive tear, scoring 33 points, but their late rally came up short.

Hertford County and Northeastern split their two games during the regular season, with each team winning on their opponent’s floor.

Friday’s championship game tips off at 7:30 pm.