Thursday Middle School hoops report

Hallsboro’s girls were able to maintain their first place position in the A-League standings by edging Nakina 21-19. A 7-1 Tiger advantage in the third quarter keyed the victory. Aliya Barr scored 17 points for Hallsboro. Andrea Herring and Alexis Jacobs scored six points each for Nakina.

Nakina’s boys led Hallsboro by one point at halftime, but pulled away after the break for a 33-24 win. Stephan Johnson scored 17 points for the Mustangs, followed by Quintez Shipman with nine. Marvion Green led Hallsboro with 13.

Takya Lewis, Iasia Smith and Tamera Stephens scored six points each in Tabor City’s girls 24-15 win over Williams. Caroline Gore scored five points for the Aggies.

Tabor City’s boys completed the sweep with a 49-33 victory over Williams. Williams’ Riley Gore led all scorers with 18 points. Daveoan Vereen scored 16 points and Trashawn Grate 11 for Tabor City.

Cerro Gordo’s girls kept their perfect B-league record intact with a 23-13 win over Acme-Delco. Anna Ty Ivey scored eight points. Rheya Collins added six for the Stingers. Inaya Graham topped Acme-Delco with nine points.

Acme-Delco’s boys also kept their league record spotless with a 55-38 win over Cerro Gordo. J.J. Faulkner scored 18 points and K.J. Brown contributed 13. The Stingers’ Donte Moore led all scorers with 19 points. Juan Soto added 11.

Chadbourn’s girls and boys swept Evergreen. The Tiger girls won 49-17. The boys score was almost identical with Chadbourn winning 47-17.

The highlight of Monday’s slate of games is the third meeting between Hallsboro and Central’s girls. Each team has won once. Central won the championship of the Hallsboro Invitational over the host team, but Hallsboro bounced back with a regular season win at Central the following week.

Columbus County Middle School Basketball Standings

Through February 1

A-League Girls

Conf.  Overall

Hallsboro                      5-0    10-1

Central                          2-1    5-2

Nakina                          2-2    4-3

Williams                       1-4    1-5

Tabor City                   1-4    2-6

A-League Boys

Conf.  Overall

Central                         3-0     7-0

Tabor City                    4-1     7-2

Nakina                          2-2    3-3

Hallsboro                     1-4     4-7

Williams                       1-4     1-6

 B-League Girls

Conf.  Overall

Cerro Gordo                4-0    4-3

Chadbourn                  3-1    4-2

Acme-Delco                1-3    1-4

Evergreen                   0-4    0-5

B-League Boys

Conf.  Overall

Acme-Delco                4-0    5-1

Chadbourn                  3-1    4-3

Cerro Gordo                1-3    2-5

Evergreen                   0-4    0-5

February 5 (Monday)

Nakina @ Tabor City

Central @ Hallsboro