In an explosive fourth-period fusillade and a seeming blink of the eye, the Knights ripped off 32 points in the final period to avoid disaster and down the host Wildcats 68-55.
Riverside started strong. Northern finished strong.
Orange captain doesn’t believe the Panthers' past success will haunt the team.
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.
Northern coach Ronnie Russell had his team lined up on the locker room bench in front of him for a postgame exhortation to pick up their play. If you hadn’t seen the scoreboard, you might not have guessed that the Knights had just crushed a Panther Creek team that came into the MLK Black Wall Street High School Basketball Classic with a 14-2 record.
In Saturday’s game in the MLK High School Basketball Classic against Rocky Mount, the Knights simply out-performed and out-schemed their opponent, defeating Rocky Mount 71-50 at Riverside High School.
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.
Ricky Council led Northern with 20 points, including four 3-pointers for the Knights (13-1, 2-0 PAC-6), who are off to their best start for fifth-year coach Ronnie Russell
With four players in double digits, Northern blew past the Person 83-48 on superior passing, shot selection, second-chance scoring and merciless defense that accounted for 20 steals and a rhythm-busting pressure that kept the Rockets off their launching pad most of the night.
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.
All-PAC-6 teams named in football, field hockey, boys' soccer, girls' and boys' cross country and girls' tennis.
Ricky Council pumped in 24 points to lead all scorers. Kentrell Barkley ripped the nets for another 19, while rejecting shot after shot under the boards and muscling in to get a number of takeaways.