Revised on: 01.18.2018 at 05:02 a.m.
Posted on: 01.12.2018 at 02:18 p.m.
It took 13 days and three overtimes to decide a winner when West Columbus and Fairmont’s boys basketball squads met the first time this season. It is now well-documented, that a scoreboard issue caused play to halt with 3;36 left in the second quarter and West holding a 24-21 lead. The Vikings were able to pull out an 84-75 win in three overtimes. That defeat is the only blemish on Fairmont’s conference (6-1)and overall (12-1) records. Meanwhile the Vikings are 7-0 in the TRC and 12-1 overall.
Hardcourt action was finally able to resume this week after numerous postponements due to last week’s icy conditions. Results from all TRC member’s games this week can be found a the end of this article.
Tuesday, Whiteville’s boys ended East Bladen’s three-game winning streak with a 44-36 win. The victory ended a four -game losing skid for the Wolfpack. Batik Martin and Phillip Powell led Whiteville with eight points each. Tyquawn Johnson exploded for 32 points, leading South Columbus to a 76-61 win over West Bladen. Shiquan Conyers just missed on a quadruple-double. Confers had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 7 steals for the Stallions. St. Pauls outscored East Columbus 18-11 in the final period to earn a 39-37 road win.
Wednesday, the East Columbus girls took a big step towards the #1 TRC 1A automatic playoff berth with a 33-31 win over West Columbus. Nah’nijah McKoy scored 15 points for West Columbus. The West Columbus boys defeated East Columbus 54-43. Jake Brownlee scored 26 points and pulled down a dozen rebounds for the Vikings. Dejour Smith contributed 12 points for West.
Thursday, Bradley Pridgen’s basket with 1.5 seconds remaining culminated an unlikely Whiteville 46-44 comeback win over South Columbus. The Wolfpack scored the same number of points in the fourth quarter it totaled in the previous three periods. The Stallions led 35-23 entering the final eight minutes. Phillip Powell and Pridgen topped Whiteville scoring with 10 points apiece. Cameron Richardson and Ty Moss added nine each. Whiteville won the girls contest 55-35 behind 18 points from Marquasia Smith and 13 from I’Reona Johnson. Caila Turbeville again led the Stallions in scoring with 11.
Girls (through January 11)
East Bladen 7-1 12-1
Red Springs 6-1 8-4
Fairmont 5-2 7-6
West Columbus 4-3 7-7
East Columbus 5-4 7-5
St. Pauls 4-4 6-8
Whiteville 5-4 6-8
West Bladen 1-6 3-9
South Columbus 1-7 1-10
South Robeson 1-7 1-10
Boys (through January 11)
West Columbus 7-0 12-1
Red Springs 6-1 9-3
Fairmont 6-1 12-1
St. Pauls 6-2 8-6
Whiteville 6-3 7-7
South Columbus 3-5 6-6
South Robeson 3-5 4-7
East Bladen 1-7 3-10
East Columbus 1-8 2-12
West Bladen 0-7 3-10
January 8 (Monday)
Girls, South Robeson 51 @ Fairmont 66
Boys, South Robeson 51 @ Fairmont 80
January 9 (Tuesday)
Girls, St. Pauls 32 @ East Columbus 37
Girls, East Bladen 52 @ Whiteville 44
Girls, South Columbus 48 @ West Bladen 64
Boys, St. Pauls 39 @ East Columbus 37
Boys, East Bladen 36 @ Whiteville 44
Boys, South Columbus 76 @ West Bladen 61
January 10 (Wednesday)
Girls, West Columbus 31 @ East Columbus 33
Girls, East Bladen 55 @ Wallace Rose Hill 46
Boys, West Columbus 54 @ East Columbus 43
Boys, East Bladen 46 @ Wallace Rose Hill 48
January 11 (Thursday)
Girls, Whiteville 55 @ South Columbus 35
Whiteville 46 @ South Columbus 44
January 12 (Friday)
East Bladen @ South Columbus
Fairmont @ West Columbus
East Columbus @ Whiteville
Red Springs @ West Bladen
South Robeson @ St. Pauls