High School Roundup | Herman, Basnight win at Pierce-Davis Invitational

High School Roundup


Northeastern's Dylan Herman (second right) finished in first place at 195 pounds at the Pierce-Davis Wrestling Invitational, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at North Pitt High School in Bethel.


From staff reports

Monday, December 4, 2017

BETHEL — Northeastern and Pasquotank earned individual first-place finishes at the 26th Pierce-Davis Invitational wrestling tournament at North Pitt High School on Saturday.

Northeastern’s Dylan Herman took first place in the 195-pound division, while Pasquotank’s Javiaughn Basnight won the 132-pound weight class at the tournament.

Herman, a junior, defeated Wilson Fike’s Isaiah Proctor by a 9-5 decision in the final.

The NHS wrestler advanced to the final with wins against Greene Central’s Brayam Garcia (3-2 decision in the semifinals), Ayden-Grifton’s Aaron Gray by pin 5:41 in the quarterfinals and Princeton’s Austin Martin by pin in the second round in 27 seconds.

Basnight, a senior, defeated JH Rose’s Phifer Ozimek by a 7-6 decision in the 132-pound final.

Basnight earned wins against Washington’s Dylan Modlin by a 16-7 majority decision in the semifinals, a victory by pin against Hoke County’s Adam Shorter in the quarterfinal round in one minute, 44 seconds and a 17-1 technical fall victory in the second round against South Lenoir’s Gavin Sexton.

Pasquotank finished tied for fourth place in the team competition with North Pitt with 126 points. Washington won the invitational with 215.5 points

Northeastern finished sixth in the team competition (102.5 points) with second-place performances from Raven Atkins at 285 pounds and Jonathan Ward at 138 pounds.

Scott Marazoff took third place at 120 pounds for the Eagles.

Other notable performances at the annual invitational include a third-place finish by Pasquotank’s Dallas Senay at 113 pounds, a second-place finish by Pasquotank’s Darrien Stutz at 220 pounds, appearances in the third-place match by Currituck’s Michael Culpepper (138 pounds) and Noah Walker (113 pounds) and Pasquotank’s Jelani Alcorn, semifinal appearances by John A. Holmes’ Aaron Lloyd (170 pounds) and Aaron Jones (106 pounds).

Currituck finished seventh with 93.5 points and Edenton was 15th with 47 points.


The Camden junior varsity cheerleading team won its division at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Cheerleading Invitational at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday.

The Lady Bruins posted a score of 65.80 in the Large Junior Varsity Non-Tumble Division 2 competition, which only featured two schools.

Camden edged out Pisgah, which scored 65.50.

The Lady Bruins are coached by Ashley Kuno.

Other area schools at the competition include Perquimans, which finished in fourth place in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Division 2-A competition with 68.40 points.

Pasquotank finished seventh with 65.10 points, while Camden finished eighth with 64.30 points.

Eastern Guilford won the division with 74.10 points.

In the Medium Varsity Non-Tumble Division 2 competition, Currituck finished in second place with 74.80 points with Northeastern taking third place with 68.00 points.

South Rowan won the division with 83.70 points.


Pasquotank 57, Western Branch (Va.) 55: Pasquotank (3-0) secured the road win in Chesapeake, Virginia on Saturday night.

Up next, the Lady Panthers travel to Williamston to face Riverside on Tuesday.

Ocracoke 57, Albemarle School 16: The Lady Colts (0-5) lost the contest at Ocracoke on Saturday afternoon.

Ingrid Contreras scored a game-high 25 points for the Lady Dolphins (2-3).


Ocracoke 83, Albemarle School 42: Logan Dunn led the Colts (1-5) with 18 points, three rebounds, a steal and an assist on Saturday afternoon at Ocracoke.

Brandon Jackson followed with 11 points with four assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Luke Gray and Jacob Stallings each had six rebounds, while Raymond Hooper added six points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal in the game for Albemarle School.

Liam Caswell scored a game-high 37 points with five rebounds and two steals for Ocracoke (4-1).