Hillside went up the road and got the job done
The way Hillside’s Robert Robinson Jr. was shooting Tuesday night, his “Big Shot Bob” nickname just might stick. So named by Hornets coach Crasten Davis, Robinson hit big shot after big shot against East Chapel Hill, pouring in a career-high 32 points in a 76-59 victory over the Wildcats.
What started out as a see-saw battle turned into a double-digit win for Northern, but scrappy Hillside kept the Knights hustling from start to finish Friday night at Northern.
The area’s top remaining non-committed college football prospect, Hillside High School running back Donté Thomas-Williams, on Wednesday announced that he will attend West Virginia in the fall.
C.J. Carpenter drilled a 3-pointer with 22.4 seconds left as his Pirates completed a stunning 46-44 comeback victory.
Before Hillside's boys took care of Person, the Lady Hornets really did a number on the Rockets.
FALCON BOYS HOLD OFF HILLSIDE IN 2ND HALF; HILLSIDE GIRLS WIN
Jordan needed a better second half and the Falcons found their outside shooting touch to go on to a 93-80 PAC-6 4-A win over visiting Hillside Friday night.
Josh Thompson scored a career-high 31 points, including two of Jordan’s six third-quarter 3-pointers, as the Falcons rallied.
“We let the offense come to us,” Thompson said. “We took better shots and caught fire in the second half. We were sloppy in the first half. It was tough not practicing but they were in the same situation, too.”
The Falcons (13-5, 4-1) finished with seven 3s in the game and remained atop the PAC-6.
In the girls’ game, Zuri White scored 14, Justine Lyon added 13 and Kelbi Lewis finished with 10 to lead Hillside to a 68-46 victory.
The Hornets (13-5, 4-1 PAC-6) blew the game open early in the second quarter by building a one-point lead into a 33-23 halftime advantage.
Jordan, despite 17 points and nine rebounds by Salita Greene, was unable to chip away at the lead and fell to 9-8 and 3-2 in the PAC-6.
Hillside dominated Southern in the girls’ half of the doubleheader, 99-72. Star Justine Lyon scored 24 points and teammates Tykyrah Williams, Elisia Grissett and Zuri White scored 16 apiece to offset 35 points from Southern’s Bryanna Staton.
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Hillside coach Crasten Davis said the Hornets started off flat.
The Knights matched their second-highest point total of the season with a 91-63 PAC-6 4-A victory at Hillside on Friday. Hillside’s girls had a better night as Jakelbi Lewis scored 16 points in a 68-36 romp over rival Northern. Rhianna Council had 26 for the Knights.
Nation's top high school sophomore center, 7-1 Thon Maker of Martinsburg, Va.'s Carlisle School, will be on hand for Monday night game. Games are scheduled throughout the day Saturday and Monday and feature area programs Hillside, Northerm, Riverside, Mount Zion Christian, Voyager Academy, Durham School of the Arts and Bull City Prep.
Since James Madison is a Football Championship Subdivision school, the former Georgia Tech signal caller is eligible to play right away.
New Hanover edges Hillside boys 73-71, Hillside girls rout New Hanover 74-49 in Saturday doubleheader.
Junior wing Robert “R.J.” Robinson Jr. hit a corner three-point field goal with 6.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Hornets a 68-67 PAC-6 victory.