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Vikings defeat Thomas Academy Monday

The West Columbus Vikings returned to the court after missing two games due to inclement weather with a non-conference match up with Thomas Academy of Lake Waccamaw. The Vikings proved too much for Thomas Academy, winning the girls contest 72-2 and the boys game 77-37.

All nine West Columbus girls dressed for the game scored with Annela Tiffany leading the way with 20 points. Tah’nijah McKoy added 15, including three of four successful three-point attempts. Kristen Meares contributed 10.

Jake Brownlee scored 17 points and Daquan Hardie 13 as the Vikings scored 50 second half points in its boys victory.

West Columbus, leading the TRC with a 6-0 record, returns to conference play Wednesday at East Columbus. The contest was rescheduled from January 5. The girls game will have a large bearing on which 1A girls team earns the TRC automatic playoff bid. One note to consider is in order to earn a #1 seed, a team in a split conference must finish with an overall record above .500. Currently West Columbus is 7-6 and East Columbus 5-5.

The Viking boys can’t get caught looking ahead to Friday night’s home game with Fairmont. East Columbus has the outside firepower to spring the upset.

In other TRC action Monday, Fairmont swept South Robeson. the Golden Tornado girls won 66-51 and the boys earned an 80-51 victory.

Girls (through January 8)

Conf.      Overall

Red Springs                 6-1            8-4

East Bladen                 6-1            10-1

Fairmont                     5-2            7-6

West Columbus          4-2            7-6

St.Pauls                       4-3            6-7

Whiteville                    4-3            5-7

East Columbus            3-4            5-5

South Columbus         1-5            1-8

South Robeson            1-7            1-10

West Bladen                0-6            2-9


Boys (through January 8)

Conf.      Overall

West Columbus          6-0          11-1

Red Springs                 6-1            9-3

Fairmont                     6-1          12-1

St. Pauls                      5-2            7-6

Whiteville                    4-3            5-7

South Robeson            3-5          4-7

South Columbus         2-4            5-5

East Bladen                 1-6            3-8

East Columbus            1-6          2-10

West Bladen                0-6            3-9


January 9 (Tuesday)

St. Pauls @ East Columbus, moved up from January 16

East Bladen @ Whiteville

Red Springs @ St. Pauls from January 5

South Columbus @ West Bladen from January 3 (no JV girls)

January 10 (Wednesday)

West Columbus @ East Columbus from January 5

January 11 (Thursday)

Whiteville @ South Columbus from January 5

January 12 (Friday)

East Bladen @ South Columbus

Fairmont @ West Columbus

East Columbus @ Whiteville

Red Springs @ West Bladen

South Robeson @ St. Pauls


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