River City Invitational 4

Northeastern’s Amir Payton-Kimble (top) won both of his wrestling matches against Manteo and Pasquotank, Tuesday at Northeastern High School.

The Northeastern wrestling team hosted a tri-meet Tuesday evening as the Eagles defeated both Pasquotank and Manteo.

Northeastern earned a 42-36 win over its crosstown rival Panthers.

Amir Payton-Kimble (285 pounds) pinned Pasqoutank’s Kauzrion Winfield, while the Panthers’ Kobe Kellar (182 pounds), Jacob Kresicki (106 pounds) and Travis Douglas (113 pounds) also netted wins.

Against Manteo, the Eagles won 45-31 with Braxton Tucker (160 pounds), Eric Fazekas (170 pounds), Jacob Curling (220 pounds), Payton-Kimble and Kristopher Sawyer (138 pounds) each pinning their opponents.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Victory Christian 63, Ahoskie Christian 33: The Eagles (10-7, 3-0 North Carolina Christian Athletic Association) remain unbeaten early in conference play with the home win over the Warriors (3-10, 1-1 NCCAA).

Victory started off strong with an 18-2 lead after the first quarter.

Jonathan Rosenberger led the Eagles with 14 points followed by Christopher Barcliff’s 10 and Gavin Swimme’s nine.

Blade Larabee led with six rebounds as the team totalled 21 steals in the game.

The Eagles host Bethel Assembly Christian Academy on Friday.

Pungo Christian Academy 67, Albemarle School 46: The Colts (10-5, 4-4 Tarheel Independent Conference) dropped a conference road game to the Raiders (11-4, 6-1 TIC) Tuesday.

Seniors Brandon Jackson and Avery Krywanczyk scored 17 and 14 points, respectively, in the loss.

Albemarle School will have a little bit of a break until they go to Ridgecroft School this coming Tuesday.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Ahoskie Christian 36, Victory Christian 33: The Lady Eagles (6-4, 0-2 NCCAA) lost a close one at home to the Lady Warriors (10-1, 1-0 NCCAA).

Victory trailed 24-11 at halftime before closing the gap to 28-22 by the end of the third quarter.

Morgan Brock led the Lady Eagles with 19 points as Courtney Swimme followed with five.

Olivia Cansler led with eight rebounds in the loss.

Pungo Christian Academy 61, Albemarle School 15: The Lady Colts (4-12, 1-7 TIC) lost on the road to the Lady Raiders (13-3, 6-1 TIC) Tuesday.

Junior Orian Williams scored nine points for Albemarle School as freshman Nia Cherry scored four and sophomore Caroline Blowe added two points.