Prep roundup: Kent helps power HPCA boys past FCD
Jackson Kent scored 21 points as the High Point Christian boys crushed Forsyth Country Day 81-54 on Friday.
HPCA, coming off a loss to Wesleyan Christian in which Kent struggled, dominated the whole way, leading 25-2 after the first quarter and 41-11 at the half. Isiah Gill added 10 points. Diante Baldwin dished nine assists and Brayden Masten had nine rebounds.
The Cougars (15-3, 1-1 PACIS 3A), ranked No. 3 among NCISAA 3A teams, play again against SouthLake Christian.
TRINITY – Anthony Harris scored 22 points to spark Wheatmore’s boys to a 61-35 victory over Carver in a PAC-6 2A opener Friday. The Warriors improve to 12-2.
In the girls game, Taylor Walker scored 30 points, dished four assists and grabbed three steals as Wheatmore’s girls cruised 75-19.
Kylie Welborn added 11 points and Georgia Garrison had nine. Allie Grubb was the top rebounder for the Warriors with 10 and scored eight points. Kaitlin Stevenson had five assists and two steals in addition to five points.
Wheatmore plays host to Atkins on Friday.
WESTCHETER, DURHAM TRINITY
HIGH POINT – Westchester Country Day’s boys stormed to a 23-point lead in the first quarter and rolled past Trinity Durham 73-37 on Friday.
Josh Burton scored 28 points to lead the Wildcats (7-9, 4-0 TAC). Sadeeq Bello had 16 and David Ayodele provided nine.
In the girls game, Durham Trinity rallied in the fourth quarter to prevail 41-39.Megham Ingram led Westchester with 17 points. Kayla Darr had eight and Anna Hood added six.
Westchester plays host to American Hebrew on Wednesday.
BISHOP, MT. AIRY
MOUNT AIRY – Scoring just one point in the fourth quarter was no big deal for the Bishop McGuinness girls on Friday.
They had scored plenty already. Enough that they led by 21 after three quarters and cruised to a 47-25 Northwest 1A/2A victory over Mount Airy.
Julia Brown led the Villains (8-5, 5-2 NWC) with 15 points. McKenzie Rochford and Tessa Johnston each had seven. Alex Putman added six followed by Cameron Nieters with five.
In the boys game, Mt. Airy held on for a 55-45 victory after leading by 11 at the end of the first quarter.
Will Webster led Bishop’s offense with 16 points and was the only Villain to reach double-digits.
Bishop goes to Surry Central on Friday.
RANDLEMAN – Trinity’s boys turned a five-point lead at halftime into a 49-36 victory in a PAC-6 2A season opener Friday.
In the girls game, Trinity overcame a slow start to post a 31-21 victory.
Down only two after scoring two points in the first quarter, Trinity seized the upper hand and led 15-6 at halftime.
Angelica Conroy led the Bulldogs (5-8) with 14 points and also grabbed five rebounds. Jordan Parker had eight points while Sage Earnhardt scored seven.
Trinity returns to action against T. W. Andrews on Friday.
E. DAVIDSON, THOMASVILLE
THOMASVILLE – Bayley Plummer put together her third triple-double of the season to help the East Davidson girls stop Thomasville 58-46 on Friday in Central Carolina 2A Conference action.
Plummer scored 26 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked 11 shots. She scored 23 points in the first half as the Golden Eagles went up 32-21. Thomasville cut the lead to four by scoring the first seven points of the first half but couldn’t get any closer.
Madi Hallman added 14 points for East, while Lori Morgan and Jennifer Welborn each had nine points and seven rebounds.
Christina Coleman scored 14 points to lead Thomasville.