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I SPORTING SCENE
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
I West Brunswick's si*th an ?i
Trojan Christinas Invitational
basketball tournament is set to begin
Friday with two games on tap in the
Joining the four-team field along
with the host Trojans are South
Brunswick. Acme-Delco and East
South Brunswick will meet East
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6 p.m. while the Trojans will face
Acme-Delco at 8 p.m.
The two losers will meet Saturday
at 6 p.m. in the consolation game
while the winners will battle at 8 p.m.
in the championship.
Along with the tournament, there
will also be an all-tournament team
arm tourney must valuable playei
named at the conclusion.
West Brunswick defeated South
Brunswick last year in the championship
to claim its fifth straight title.
East Montgomery is the new addition
to the tourney and takes the
place of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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Most area teams opened conference
basketball play just before
breaking for the Christmas holidays
last Friday. All three county schools
played at least one league contest
while East Bladen. Fairmont,
Whitevilie and South Robeson also
opened conference play.
In other games outside of
Brunswick County. East Bladen and
Whitevilie both won league contests.
East Bladen managed a 54-50 WC
win over Fairmont on Thursday as
South Brunswick divided a pair of
Waccamaw 2-A Conference basketball
games last week with West Columbus
and county rival North
The Cougars opened the week being
routed by West Columbus 74-42,
but rebounded to defeat North
The split left South Brunswick at
1-1 in the conference and 1-6 overall.
South Brunswick will be participating
in the annual Trojan Holiday
Invitational basketball tournament
in next action scheduled for
I Thursday and Friday at West
Charles Moore, Darius Wise and
Quinten McCracken combined for 47
of South Brunswick's 59 points to lead
the Cougars to their first win of the
season and first league victory.
Moore led the Cougars with 21
points while Wise followed with 16
and McCracken 10
South Brunswick jumped out to a
13-11 lead in the first period and led
27-24 at the half
The Cougars maintained a 37-33
third-quarter lead and outscored
North Brunswick 22-21 in the final
Ronald Southerland led the Scorps
with 14 points while Chubby Sanders
and Keith WuuucocR added 12 each.
Score By Quarters:
N Brunswick 11 13 9 21?54
S.Brunswick 13 14 10 22 - 59
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RnHprirV Hal! !?d the Cc'?Tars with l?
points. Ixjnnie Evans led Fairmont
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The East Bladen girls (7-0) also
came up winners, 47-42 as Ann Hancock
scored 15 points. I-aura Thompson
led Fairmont (6-1) with 14 points.
Earlier in the week the East
Bladen boys lost their first game of
the season in a 49-46 nonconference
matchup at Clarkton. The win avenged
an earlier Clarkton loss to the
Cougars. Clarkton, of the Southern
Eight Conference, is the defending
state 1-A champions.
Whiteville handed Fairmont (0-2,
3-3) its second league loss of the
season last Tuesday as the Wolfpack
dim iicd die Gulden Tuinadues 63-56.
Tim Southern scored 22 points to
lead Whiteville (2-0, 6-0) and Johnny
Thompson and Dewayne Watson led
Fairmont with 17 each.
Fairmont (1-0, 64)) won the girls
game 55-38. Marilyn Cokely led the
1-ady Wolfpack with 14 points.
Rotary Run Sel
The annual 10-mile Wilmington
Rotary Run has been scheduled for
Saturday, April 26 with a 5-kilometer
run also included.
The 10-mile run. beginning at 10
a.m., will cover a course that begins
in the historical district of downtown
Wilmington and ends at Wrightsvillc
Entry fee will be $6 for preregistration
and $8 for race-day entrants.
Entry forms and more information
can be obtained at the Wilmington
North Brunswick Scoring: Souther
land 14, Sanders 12. Woodcock 12, Hill
8, McKoy 5, Blue 3.
South Brunswick Scoring: Moon
21, Wise 16. McCracken 10, Sly 6
Johnson 4, C.oodwin 2.
The Cougars opened WC pla)
earlier in the week and suffered c
32-point rout to visiting West Colunv
bus, one of the league's preseason
favorites to win the conference
James Faulk led West Columbus
with 29 points while Darius Wise and
Charles Moore scored 12 each to lead
West Columbus led from the beginning
and took a 17-10 lead at the end
of the first quarter. The Vikings then
expanded their lead to 29-20 at
West Columbus used an 18-point
third quarter to take a 47-30 advantage
at the end of the period and then
outscored South Brunswick 27-12 in
the final eight minutes for the rout.
Score By Quarters:
West Columbus 17 12 18 27 ?74
S.Brunswick 10 10 10 12-42
West Columbus Scoring: Carter 15,
Faulk 29, Bellamy 10, Singleton 3.
Thompson 6, Blake 2. flayes 2,
South Brunswick Scoring: Wise 12,
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BY JOHNNY CRAIG
West Brunswick contained
Whiteville's standout center Tirn
Southern throughout the first half of
last week's Waeearnaw 2-A Conference
basketball encounter but the
clock struck midnight for the Trojans
That's when Southern took control
in the second half dominating the
Wolfpack scoring and rebounding to
lend visiting Whiteville to a 70-63 WC
Southern connected on 12 of 24 attempts
from the field and seven ot
nine free throws for a game-high 31
points as Whiteville remained
unbeaten in seven games this season.
"Southern really did a job on the inside
for Whiteville," said West
Brunswick coach Ronnie Champion.
"we were auie to Keep him out in the
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BY JOHNNY CRAIG
The West Brunswick junior varsity
began Waceamaw 2-A Conference
basketball play last Friday downing
Whitevillc 56-49 in the league opener
for both teams
The host Trojans, led by the
double-figure scoring of Ronald
lance, Chris Bryant ami Jeff Mint/.,
continued their early season nonconference
success In the win raising
their record to 1-6 in the league and
"Whitevillc had just superior
athletes but we were able to control
the tempo of the game and stay
ahead for the most part," said West
Brunswick coach Harold Johnson
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first half but after that he really took
"1 thought we played a very good
first half but we missed too many
free throws down the stretch to make
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ing minutes," said Champion of his
team's poor 11 of 24 free throw
West Brunswick kept pace with the
Wolfpack through the first half with
Whitcville taking a slim 16-13 lead in
the opening quarter.
The Trojans then outscored
Whiteville, 18-13 in the second
quarter to take a 31-29 halftimc lead.
Trojan guard Craig Johnson, who
drew the defensive assignment opposite
Wolfpack star guard Patrick
lennon. held the talented guard to
just one point in the first half.
However. Lennon, like Southern,
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of turnovers which made for a great
.spectator game. For the exception of
the first quarter we were able to control
the flow of the game and stayed
on top till Die end," Johnson added.
Whitevllle opened to a 15-13 lead at
the end of the first quarter but the
Trojans rallied in the second period
to take a 31-27 halftiine lead.
West Brunswick upped its lead
slightly, 40-35, in the low-scoring
third period and outscorcd the
Wolfpack lfi-14 in the final quarter for
lance led the Trojan JV with IB
points and 11 rebounds, includlnit two
crucial three-point plays in the closing
Bryant followed for West
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took charge in the second half to
score 17 of his 18 points. 1
Wmieviiie opened a ?o-ii ieau at s
the end of the third quarter and 2
outscored ttic Trojans, 24-22 in the
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Gary Gore led four Trojans in dou- J
ble figures with 14 points followed by I
Johnson with 13, Derek Ixing 12 and t
Curtis Hill 10.
The loss dropped the Trojans to 0-1
in the WC and 2-1 overall.
West Brunswick continues action .
Friday and Saturday as the host
team in the annual Trojan Christmas ,
Invitational basketball tournament. '
Along with the host Trojans are South
Brunswick, Acme-Peleo and East
Score By Quarters:
Whiteville 16 13 17 24-70
W.Brunswick 13 18 10 22 -63 ,
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pound* to two pound* eneh.
Brunswick with II point* mid seven
rebounds while Mint/, nlso scored 11
Willie James led Whllcville with 21
The West Brunswick JV will he Idle
throughout the Christmas holidays
before returning to nctlon Friday,
Jan. 3 at East Bladen.
Score By Quartern:
Whltevillc 15 12 B M?49
W.Brunswick 13 18 9 IB?56
Whltevillc Scoring: James 21, (lore
2, Brown fi, Ward 7, I-ognii n, Cokley
West Brunswick Scoring: lance 18,
Bryunt II, MlnU II, (lore 7. Bellamy
8, it.Daniels 3.
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WhiteviUc Scoring: Jones 7,
C.Robinson 5, Southern 31, J.Robinion
4, i at,nun i&, Thomas 2, Sliipinan
West Brunswick Scoring: Marlowe
: Street 9, "ill 10, Cere 14, Crs'g
lohnson 13, l.ong 12, F.Johnson 1,
d.Johnson, Chris Johnson, Clcmn.ons.
North Brunswick opened Wae:amaw
2-A Conference basketball
day last Tuesday with a 52-39 win
)ver visiting South Robeson.
Keith Woodcock scored 15 points to
cad the Scorps, now 1-0 in the league
uul 2-5 overall.
The North Brunswick junior varsiy
also won, 54-50.
Lady Cougs Fall
To W. Columbus
The South Brunswick l.ady
Jougars dropped a pair of Wac-ainaw
2-A Conference games Inst
.veck to West Columbus, 6f>-l!l and
Sorth Brunswick, 45-31.
The twin lasses dropped South
Brunswick to 0-2 In the WC and l-4>
Tammy Cox led South Brunswick
,vith 12 points in the loss to North
trunswick while I.ynette Willetts adled
Darlcne Harrison led North
trunswick with 18 points and Klijnh
lerinings followed with U.
West Columbus' Ix'igh Waddell led
ill scorers In the lady Viking win
villi 21 points.
South Brunswick will continue
Vnceamaw Conference play followng
the Chrixtnuis holidays.
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