Camden-Perquimans headed for third showdown
From staff reports
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A conference race that began with four teams just a week ago now ends with two battling for its top playoff spot.
The Camden and Perquimans’ boys’ basketball teams will remain co-champions of the Coastal 10 Conference regardless of Friday’s result, however. They will play tonight at Pasquotank at 7 p.m. to receive the conference’s best spot in next week’s 1A state playoffs.
The rivals split regular season meetings while beating out two other Coastal squads — Perquimans besting Gates and Camden to Plymouth — to make for the two-way tie.
A day after Perquimans beat the Red Barons for a second time, the Bruins (19-5, 16-2 Coastal 10) did the same to the Vikings by a 53-42 margin.
Zach Robeson put in a game-high 19 points followed by teammate J.R. Williams’ 18 and 12 rebounds.
Brock Colson added nine points and Ke’shan Lighty seven rebounds.
Perquimans (18-6, 16-2) assured the playoff tiebreaker necessity by blasting Creswell 77-33 on Thursday at home.
Dallas Hall and Rodney Lyons each scored 12 points. Miles Chaulk brought down 12 rebounds and Dwuan Williams collected six steals.
Another third meeting of conference foes will take place tonight just a few miles south of Pasquotank.
Hertford County takes on Northeastern at the Eagles’ gym for the Northeastern Coastal Conference tournament championship.
The Eagles (20-3) built up substantial leads against the Bears in both regular season meetings until falling in a combined four overtimes. The first went to triple OT and the second needed just one extra session for Hertford County (17-7) to recover from an 18-point deficit in Ahoskie.
In the girls final, Bertie looks for a sweep of the regular season and tournament titles without a defeat as it takes on Pasquotank.
The Lady Panthers played the No. 1 seed close in Windsor to a 48-41 count last December but lost 61-40 a month later at home.
Plymouth 62, Camden 33: The Lady Vikings wrapped up another undefeated slate of Coastal 10 Conference play by beating Camden on Wednesday.
The Lady Bruins (11-13, 10-8 Coastal 10) were led by Jaycie Staples’ 13 points while Hannah Ferebee added eight.
Next for Camden is a first round game in the 1A state playoffs.
It was a successful day for many of the Northeastern Coastal Conference wrestlers involved in the first day of the 2A state tournament.
First Flight’s trio breezed into today’s competition in Arien Leigh (106), Jeremiah Derby (120) and Carlos Martinez (195).
Pasquotank’s two qualifiers also won Thursday in Javiaughn Basnight (120) and Anthony Bonner (182).
Raven Atkins was a winner at 220 for Northeastern while Currituck’s Albert Harris (220) and the Eagles Jonathan Ward (132) lost.