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.
Freshman attacker Sydney Holman scored five goals, three unassisted, and contributed two assists for the defending NCAA champs and No. 1-ranked Tar Heels on Saturday, helping to lift UNC to a surprisingly easy 20-8 win over No. 4 Florida in the season opener for both teams.
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.
After falling behind in the first period, Jordan went on a 12-2 run to take the lead for good.
Riverside looked to have a laugher against visiting East Chapel Hill on Friday night, blowing out to a 31-10 lead at halftime. But the Wildcats had no designs on being the punch line, playing tough ball and outscoring the Pirates in the second half but falling 77-62.
Chapel Hill sweeps Big Eight 3-A Conference boys and girls swim meet ... Wrestling, girls basketball, boys basketball results
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
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.
Boys' and girls' basketball and swimming ...
Maddie Futch scored off a penalty corner with 5.6 seconds left in the second overtime Saturday to lift East Chapel Hill to its sixth consecutive N.C. Field Hockey Association state title.
The East Chapel Hill High School football team has gone through many transformations this season. Its finest may have been Friday night.
East Chapel Hill escapes Charlotte Catholic 2-1 in penalty shot round; Carrboro downs Chapel Hill 3-1 in other semifinal to set up Orange County title match at 3:30 today.
Orange and Southern meet in the area game of the year Friday, Nov. 8, the first meeting of the Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leaders as fellow 3-A members. But while Friday's regular-season finale will decide the Big Eight title, it might not be the last time the two face off this season. Two of the top 3-A programs in the state, they could very well face each other again in the playoffs. Both teams have already locked up playoff berths. A look at all 10 high school games involving area teams on Friday's schedule. Note: Northern-Riverside tonight is at Riverside.
The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics had three of the first five individual finishers to take win the state’s 2-A boys’ cross country team championship at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex — formerly Beeson Park — in Kernersville Saturday. Complete area results for all four classifications, all local teams and runners.