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West Columbus and Fairmont Boys set for round 2

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.

Grant Merritt photos.

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.

Hannah Bullock photo.

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)

Conf.      Overall

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)

Conf.      Overall

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



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