The Hallsboro girls assured themselves of at least a piece of the Columbus County Middle School Girls Basketball championship with a 31-21 victory over Tabor City Tuesday. The Tigers finish the season 7-1 in A-League play and 14-2 overall. Tabor City won the boys game 26-23.
Also on Tuesday, Central’s boys clinched the A-League championship with a 38-18 win over Nakina. Leading scorers for the Hornets were Kayshawn McCollum and E.J. McLeod with 10 points each. Central is 7-0 in A-league play. Central’s girls are one step away from earning a co-championship. They defeated Nakina 28-13 to improve to 6-1. Trinity Smith’s 15 points led Central. Marissa Ivey added seven. Alexis Jordan scored seven for Williams. The Hornets final A-League game is Thursday when it hosts Williams.
Acme-Delco’s boys completed B-League action undefeated with a 62-36 win over Evergreen Monday. The Trojans’ final mark was 6-0 and 9-1 overall. Cheyenne Wilkins basket with 28 seconds remaining earned Acme-Delco’s girls a 19-17 win over Evergreen.
Chadbourn’s girls won the B-League title, finishing 6-0 in league play, with a 25-12 win over Cerro Gordo. Chadbourn also won the boys game 46-35.
Alexis Jordan scored 10 points to help the Nakina Girls defeat Williams 20-13. Williams’ Riley Gore scored 21 points in the Aggies 34-24 win. Stephan Johnson scored 13 points for Nakina.
The Central Boys downed Tabor City 38-29. The hornets led 16-15 at halftime. E.J. McLeod scored 15 points for Central. Trashawn Grate had 11 points for Tabor City. Central’s girls won 34-20. Trinity Smith scored 11 points and Jael Jones added eight. Tamera Stephens scored five points for the Eagles.