Jordan's Mike Lee hung out downtown, dropped 19 on East Chapel Hill.
KENTRELL BARKLEY'S 36 POINTS, 16 REBOUNDS LEAD NORTHERN PAST JORDAN IN OT IN PAC-6 4-A CLINCHER
Northern needed a big night from Kendrell Barkley and it got it as he scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Knights to a 78-76 overtime win that clinched the PAC-6 regular season.
Barkley, whose previous career high of 30 points also came against Jordan, did most of his damage on the inside. He also grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out seven assists.
“We played great defense and got everybody involved,” Barkley said. “They beat us the last time out our house so we had some payback to do. I just tried to get everyone involved.”
Jordan won the first matchup between the two teams 76-69 at Northern.
Jordan coach Kim Annas said he expected another tight contest against Northern.
“It was a great game between two great high school teams,” Annas said. “Northern has a great team and we’ve got a lot of good players. This was a great game to be a part of.”
Northern (21-2, 8-1 PAC-6) earned its first regular-season title for fifth-year Knights coach Ronnie Russell.
Basketball can be so cruel. The Riverside boys’ PAC-6 game against visiting Jordan on Senior Night could have just concluded with a numbing double-digit loss. Instead, the Pirates fought back from a double-digit deficit with four minutes remaining only to lose in heartbreaking fashion in overtime, 77-74, on Friday.
Played at a breakneck speed worthy of the playground blacktops with the turnovers and transition points to accompany it, the Roxboro Person boys edge Jordan for the second time this season with a 70-67 victory on Tuesday.
After falling behind in the first period, Jordan went on a 12-2 run to take the lead for good.
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.
Sides have been chosen for the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games, and Northern’s Ricky Council II had to settle for being that kid who wanted to play with the big boys yet only could stand by bouncing his basketball.
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The top of the PAC-6 4-A standings got a lot more crowded on Friday night as Jordan traveled to Northern and swept both ends of a boys and girls doubleheader.
Friday against Riverside, Jordan’s guards more than overcame any height differential. Josh Thompson and Mike Lee were dominant on both ends of their home court as the Falcons whipped the Pirates 69-56.
Josh Thompson scored 25 and Tyreek Frye added 21 to lead the Falcons to an 89-77 win in the boys’ contest. Jordan went undefeated against PAC-6 competition last season and got their first win to start this season. Hillside’s girls were led by Tykyrah Williams and Justine Lyons who scored 12 apiece in a 52-31 win. The Hornets, who dropped three straight in the High School OT Invitational, won their the second straight and their first in the PAC-6.
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