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Slump With Win At West Coiumbus
BY DOUG Rl'TTER Junior point guard L-'ric Johnson
Hot shooting, tenacious defense led West Brunswick with 22 points
and solid rebounding gave West Timothy Daniels chipped in 15 and
Brunswick a much-needed, (><>-40 Derek Frink added 10 as the Trojans
win over West Columbus in high improved to 5-6 in the conference
school boys' basketball action Kri- and M-13 overall.
day night in Ccrro Gordo. West Brunswick came out siz
The w in snapped a four-game /ling, hitting their first five shots of
Waccamaw Conference losing the game to take a 10-4 lead in the
streak for West Brunswick and all first three minutes
but wrapped up the Trojans' first The Vikings pulled to within 13
state playoff berth in three years. 10 w ith 2:10 left in the opening peri
"This was probably the best game od, but West Brunswick responded
we've played all year." West Bruns- with a 5-0 spurt capped off by
wick Coach Charlie Stevens said af- Frink's steal and two-handed slani
ter the contest. "I guess overall we dunk with 25 seconds left in the first
played every phase of the game quarter.
wcil." West Brunswick led 18-12 at the
WEST BRUNSWICK GUARD Eric Johnson (20) scored 22 points
to lead the Trojans to a 66-40 win. Also pictured is West Columbus'
Calvary Baptist 10-0
In Church Cage League
Calvary Baptist improved to 10-0
in the Brunswick County Men's
Church Basketball League with a
68-38 win over Ocean View last
Scott Street scored 14 points to
lead Calvary, and Harry Cave had
13 for Ocean View. Calvary main
tained a half-game lead over Shal
lotte First heading into their head-to
head battle Monday night.
Shallotte First entered the week
with a record of 9-0, coming off a
40-29 win over Zion Baptist last
Thursday. Ray Suggs led Shallotte
with 20 points, and John Stocks had
10 for Zion.
Ix'lties Grove posted two wins
last week to improve its third-place
record to 9-2. Brad Thomas scored
21 points Friday night as Letties
lopped Seaside Methodist 50-41.
Mark Allen had 16 for Seaside.
In league play last Monday,
Thomas st ored 20 points as (jetties
Grove edged Camp Methodist 50
48 Carson Davis led Camp with 14
Friendship Baptist also notched a
pair of wins last week. Jnhnathon
fisher scored 3b in an 83-52 win
over Shallotte Presbyterian on
Thursday. Cameron Kinlaw led
Shallotte Presbyterian with 17
Last Monday, Fisher scored a
game-high 23 points in friendship's
49-46 upset ol Seaside Methodist.
Randy Hurst led Seaside with II
Mount Olive recorded two victo
ries last week, starting with a 6(>-2*>
win over Shallotte Presbyterian. Frit
Mint/ led Mount Olive with 17. and
Neil Warren had 1? for Shaliottc.
On Thursday, Mintz scored 21
points as Mount Olive defeated
Ocean View 49-42. Steve Randone
led Ocean View with 17 points.
Mickey Garrell led Jennies
Branch to a pair of wins last week.
Garrell scored 16 points in a 49-27
victory over Ocean View last Friday.
Randone led Ocean View with 14
F-arlier in the week. Jennies
Branch knocked off Dixon Chapel
35-26. Garrell had 13 points, and
Terrance Galloway scored 15 for
In other church league action last
week. LZddie Stevens scored 15
points to lead New Britton to a 47
34 win over Camp Methodist on
Friday. Davis had 13 for Camp.
New Britton also defeated Supply
Baptist 55-34 last Tuesday. Jody
Riley led New Britton with 17
points, and Jeff Clcmmons luul 13 in
a losing cause tor Supply.
Church liaski'tball l.eaguc
Standings As Of Feb. 20
Team Wins Ix?sses
Calvary Baptist 10 0
Shaliottc First 9 0
Letties Grove 9 2
Jennies Branch 8 2
New Britton 7 3
Camp Methodist 6 4
Seaside Methodist 5 6
Mount Olive 4 6
Friendship Baptist 4 6
Supply Baptist 2 X
Shal. Presbyterian I 9
Ocean View I 10
Dixon Chapel (I 10
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start of the second quarter and 24-18 the rest of the game.
midway through the period before They didn't do any better than the
putting together a 7-0 run to take a starters as West Brunswick out
31-IS lead with 2:38 remaining in scored West Columbus 34-H> in the
the half. second half.
Daniels scored eight of his 15 In the final minute, little-used re
points in the second period, but West serve Steve Holmes scored four
Columbus' Myron Burnev scored at points for the Trojans and West
the buzzer cut West Brunswick's Brunswick's Brandon Hill ended the
lead to 32-24 at halftime. game with a steal and slam dunk.
West Brunswick opened the third Corey Ward scored 13 points and
quarter with a flurry, scoring 11 was the only Viking player in double
unanswered points while holding figures. Tyrone Faulk added six for
West Columbus scoreless for nearly West Columbus, which fell to 3-7 in
five minutes. Johnson scored 13 the Waccamaw Conference and 7-11
points of West Brunswick's 20 overall.
points in the third quarter. "I think that game might have put
West Columbus Coach Michael us into the state playoffs," Stevens
Powell, disappointed with his team's said of the win. "Any time you
play at the start of the second half, make the state playoffs it gives you
yanked his starters early in the peri- something to be proud of. That gives
od and left his reserves on the floor us something to build on for the fu
STAFF PHOTOS BY DOUG RUTTER
TROJAN FORWARD TIMOTHY DANIELS (32) scored 15 points
in West Brunswick 's win Friday night. Defending for West Colum
bus is Corey Ward.
Shallotte To Face NMB
Police In Charity Game
The Shallotte Police Department will lake on the North Myrtle Beach
(S.C.) Police Department in a charity basketball game this Saturday, Feb.
26, at Loris Elementary School.
The game will be part of the I^aw Enforcement Basketball Jamboree
which starts at 6 p.m. The Horry County Sheriff's Department will play
the South Carolina Highway Patrol in the other game.
Tickets will cost $2 per person and can be purchased at the Shallotte
Town Hall or Shallotte Police Department.
Proceeds will benefit the Cedar Branch Community Park, Horry
County Crime Prevention and the teen-age daughter of Shallotte Police
Det. Carey Gaskins. Megan Gaskins recently suffered a stroke, and pro
ceeds from the game will help pay her medical bills.
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AI J. HALL! West Columbus' Maris Singletary (31) rejects a shot
of West Brunswick 's Derek Frink.
ture." cncc losing streak. "More than any
West Brunswick entered this thing the kids have not quit. That's a
week third in the Waccamaw Con- sign of their character. Considering
ference, but the top team among the everything, 1 think we're in great
league's three 3A schools. Pender shape."
trails the Trojans by one-half game Score By Quarters
with a league record of 4-6 and West Brunswick 18 14 2014?66
South Brunswick is 2-8. West Columbus 12 12 8 8?40
Two of the conference three 3A West Brunswick scoring: John
schools will advance to the stale son, 22; Daniels, 15; Frink, 10; Will
playoffs. West Brunswick ends the iams, 7; Hill, 4; Moody, 4; Holmes,
regular season Friday night with a 4.
home game against South Bruns- West Columbus scoring: Ward,
wick. 13; Faulk. 6: Burney, 5; Featherson,
"We had a rough go," Stevens 4; Powell, 4; Fowler, 4; Singletary,
said of his club's four-game confer- 2; Bellamy, 2.
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