Hillside’s domination of the PAC-6 continued as the Hornets wrapped up their eighth straight PAC-6 4-A Tournament girls’ basketball championship with a 64-49 win over Jordan Friday at Roxboro Person High School
Hillside now is three-for-three in getting to the PAC-6 Tournament title game under third-year coach Crasten Davis and it took a fourth-quarter rally to make it happen.
Jordan took down Riverside for the third time this season and advanced to the girls’ PAC-6 4-A Tournament championship game against top-seeded Hillside Friday with a 56-51 win at Person High School here Wednesday night.
Area 2-A, 3-A and 4-A wrestlers who finished in the top four of their weight classes in regional competition Sunday and Monday will take to the mats at the Greensboro Coliseum Thursday through Saturday for NCHSAA championship competition. Area 1-A qualifiers will begin state title competition Friday and continue on Saturday.
Hillside survived a fourth-quarter rally to beat the East Chapel Hill boys 68-59 in the quarterfinals of the PAC-6 4-A Tournament at Roxboro’s Person High School Tuesday night. In the nightcap of Tuesday’s quarterfinal round, homestanding Person upended No. 4 seed Riverside 75-72
Andrea’Anna Poole scored 17 points to lead Riverside to an easy 61-25 win over Roxboro Person in the quarterfinals of the PAC-6 girls basketball tournament at Person High School here Tuesday. In the day’s second PAC-6 4-A Tournament girls’ quarterfinal, Northern eliminated East Chapel Hill’s girls.
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.