The Edenton boys basketball team fell hard at Hertford Friday night, dropping a 65-42 decision for the team’s first loss of the season.
The Aces (9-1, 1-1 Northeastern Coastal Conference) had shooting woes throughout the NCC contest, while the Bears found their rhythm early and often.
“We just couldn’t hit anything early or late either,” Edenton coach Andy Downing said. “And they shot it extremely well, and we made some runs, but not early in the game.”
Hertford led early on 30-15 and the Aces managed to cut it to eight points at best.
Edenton’s DaeDae Capehart and Nyreese Moore both scored eight points. Kyheem Stanley, Jack Downum and Tycorick Johnson all had six each.
“We just have to get back on the saddle and turn it back around,” Downing said.
Camden 62, Riverside 49: Shaquille Joyner scored a game-high 20 points on 7 for 7 shooting to help the Bruins stay unbeaten in the Four Rivers Conference Friday.
The senior post player also notched 12 rebounds for Camden (9-2, 2-0 FRC). Jake McDaniels added 15 points and Brett Forbes went for 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Northside 57, Perquimans 51: The Pirates faltered in the final three minutes of its loss to Northside Friday night.
Shakeyven Williams had 12 points and seven rebounds for Perquimans (5-6, 0-2 FRC).
“We have to learn to finish the game,” Pirates coach Aaron Burke said. “Not being able to finish layups also cost us the game.”
LaShaun Davis scored 12 points and added five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Tahjee Elliott scored 11 points.
Mt. Calvary 57, Victory 49: The Eagles got 20 points and 21 rebounds from Jaime Arizaga, but it wasn’t enough for Victory to win Friday as host of the Carolina Classic Tournament.
Jason Cartwright scored 14 points and Chris Hixon six. Eagles coach Gene Chory pointed to the holiday layoff for the team’s tough start.
“This was our first game since Dec. 7th and our guys came out sluggish against a good Mt. Calvary team,” Chory said. “We were able to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but we were never able to pull ahead.”
Perquimans 63, Northside 43: The Lady Pirates used a 17-3 second quarter run to blitz Northside Friday night.
Shavona Coston continued her recent offensive onslaught, pouring in 26 points for Perquimans (9-2, 2-0 FRC). Coston has averaged 25 points in her last four games. Sarah Marriner scored 13.
Breann Fields was 7 for 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help thwart a Northside comeback.
Lady Pirates coach Eddie Fields liked his team’s composure late when most of his rotation got into foul trouble. Amber Stallings, Tykia Wood and Coston all had four fouls but were able to stay aggressive.
“Northside is always physical, and we don’t play a lot of people,” Fields said. “But our girls are very savvy and smart, and we usually don’t get in a lot of foul trouble.”
Hertford 57, Edenton 43: The Lady Aces lost just their second game of the year to put its Northeastern Coastal Conference record at 1-1.
Edenton (8-2) had just four players score Friday night, and got 17 from Zikia Leary and 11 from Hadiya Bembry. Shkia Beasley added eight and Tyasia Martin seven.
A two-point second quarter for the Lady Aces put them in a deeper hole against the host Lady Bears.
Riverside 50, Camden 28: The Lady Bruins held a 17-16 halftime lead, but went cold from the field in the second half en route to defeat Friday night.
For Camden (0-10, 0-2 FRC), McKenzie Moore scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kayley Lewis scored four points. Haley Gregory had seven rebounds.