SATURDAY PREPS: Winston-Salem hoops power knocks Hillside back

Dec. 08, 2012 @ 11:13 PM

BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Hillside comes up short
against national power

DURHAM — Hillside High School coach Crasten Davis scheduled one of the nation’s premier prep basketball programs — Winston-Salem Quality Education Academy — and got an eyeful of dominating talent in return Saturday.
QE, whose roster features eight players 6-foot-7 or taller — six between 6-8 and 6-10 — ruled the glass and the paint Saturday at Hillside, and eventually rained in shots from the outside as well to win going away 66-44.
Why was the national power on the schedule?
“To be the best you’ve gotta play the best,” Hillside coach Crasten Davis said. He added later, “A game like this gets us ready to play for the (conference) championship and for the playoffs.”
Hillside (3-2), the reigning PAC-6 4-A Tournament champions, has no regular player taller than 6-4 and managed only 10 rebounds against the Fighting Pharoahs (6-2).
Coming off a road win at Wilmington New Hanover Friday night, the Hornets probably had an idea what was in store for them Saturday, but the reality was worse than the perception.
“They were long — we haven’t seen a team that long,” Davis said. “It kind of affected us out of the gate. They contested every shot, had their hands in our face, blocked numerous shots and obviously got on the glass and had numerous putbacks.”
The Pharoahs jumped out to an eight-point lead shortly after tipoff, but Hillside gathered itself and trailed only 34-22 at the half. A 23-14 Quality Education explosion in the third quarter put the game out of reach.
“We were kind of in shock a little bit (to start the game),” Davis said. “We started off slow, but once we got comfortable we had a little bit of a run. They just had more runs than we did.”
Three Hornets finished with a pair of rebounds and Marius McAllister led Hillside’s scorers with 10 points. Isaiah Dickens added eight.
— Mark Donovan

Quality Education 66, Hillside 44
Quality Education  18  16  23  9—66
Hillside  10  12  14  8—44
Quality Education—David Strother 3, Stephen Turner 3, Hakeem Coney 5, Jason Boswell 5, Pape Ndiaye 8, Harold Givens 12, Michael Tucker 19, Jordan Robinson 11.
Hillside—Robert Robinson Jr. 2, Malik Evans 5, Isaiah Dickens 8, TyQuon Reid 5, Marius McAllister 10, DeShon Self 5, Timothy Mangum 3, Marcus Bowling 2, Jamari Warren 2, Edward Hinton 2.
Rebounds—H 10 (3 with 2 each). Steals—H 4 (Evans 2). Assists—H 4 (4 with 1 each). Blocked shots—H 6 (Mangum 3).
Records—Winston-Salem Quality Education Academy 6-2, Hillside 3-2 (0-0 PAC-6 4-A).

Mt. Zion gets easy win
DURHAM — Mount Zion Christian Academy improved to 9-5 with a 62-45 win over the Raleigh Heat, a team made up of homeschooled students, on Saturday.
Four Mt. Zion players cracked double figures in the scoring column, led by Billy Joyner’s 12. David Davis, Jules Stadler and Donovan Harris each finished with 10 points.

Mt. Zion Christian 62, Raleigh Heat 45
Raleigh Heat—S. Debnam 17, S. Arnold 5, M. Brown 6, R. Thomas 11, B. DuPree 1, T. Jordan 5.
Mt. Zion—Gloire Biongo 7, Brandon Halliburton 4, David Davis 10, Jules Stadler 10, Billy Joyner 12, Javon Lemey 9, Donovan Harris 10.
Raleigh Heat  5  9  12  19—45
Mt. Zion Christian  15  7  24  16—62
Records—Mt. Zion 9-5.

DA picks up road win
WILMINGTON—Durham Academy downed Wilmington Christian Academy on the second day of a two-day road trip to the Beach Saturday 64-41.
Alston Thompson led the Cavaliers with 17 points and Morgan Jones had 13.
DA improved to 8-3 with the win over 6-3 WCA, which was led in scoring by Jake Connor’s 12 points.

Durham Academy 64, WCA 41
Durham Academy—Alston Thompson 17, Morgan Jones 13, Sam Lane 7, Chris Brasier 7, Nash Carey-Ewend 7, Khari Williams 6, Jordan Stenner 5, Nick Sullivan 2.
Wilmington Christian—Jake Connor 12, Ben Tawes 9, Austin Inman 8, Jonah Attoe 6, Jacob Tew 2, Alex Thorpe 2, Andrew Hardee 2.
Durham Academy  23  16  11  14—64
Wilmington Christian  11  6  16  8—41
Records—Durham Academy 8-3, Wilmington Christian Academy 6-3.

Warren County stops Granville Central
STEM — Warren County (5-0) broke open a close game by outscoring Granville Central (5-2) 22-12 in the fourth quarter and grabbing a 55-47 road victory over the Panthers late Friday.
Daniel Hunter scored 18 points for Warren to lead all scorers. Sophomore Jeremiah Green scored 13 to lead Granville Central.
Junior Damien Humphrey had 11 rebounds as Granville Central managed a 35-34 edge on the boards.

Warren Co. 55, Granville Central 47
Friday late report
Warren County—Brian Mayfield 3, Jaylen Jones 2, Charlie Williams 8, Dennis Waddell 2, Tyler Thompson 4, Mike Leonard 6, Andrew Alston 9, Daniel Hunter 18, Kaelan Evans 3.
Granville Central—Damien Humphrey 9, Nyquan Wortham 8, Josh Fletcher 3, Peyton Thomas 6, Bryce Parrott 2, Kaleb Hunter 6, Jeremiah Green 13.
Warren County  8  13  12  22—55
Granville Central  6  15  14  12—47
Rebounds—WC 34 (Alston 10), GC 35 (Humphrey 11). Assists—WC 12 (Williams 3), GC 5 (Wortham 3). Steals—WC 13 (Leonard 4), GC 9 (Humphrey 3, Green 3).
Records—Warren County 5-0, Granville Central 5-2 (1-0 Carolina 12 1-A/2-A Conference).

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Cavaliers win in rout

WILMINGTON—Amanda Lawrence scored 16 points and Naomi Lerner added 14 as Durham Academy routed Wilmington Christian Academy 74-9 Saturday.
Cha’Mia Rothwell led D.A. with nine rebounds and Lerner led the way with six steals and four assists.

Durham Academy 74, Wilmington Christian 9
Durham Academy—Liz Roberts 8, Cha’Mia Rothwell 6,  Amanda Lawrence 16,  Dana Williams 4, Robin Blazing 7, Naomi Lerner 14,  Annie D’AMico 2, Lily Ronco 7, Julie D’Amico 6, Kara Lopez-Lengowski 2, Delaney Herndon 2.
Wilmington Christian—Jensen Attoe 3, Meredith Brown 4, Catie Gaughan 2.
Durham Academy  29  14  17  14—74
Wilmington Christian  2  2  2  3—9
Rebounds—DA 38 (Rothwell 9). Steals—DA 21 (Lerner 6). Assists—DA 14 (Lerner 4).
Records—Durham Academy 8-2, Wilmington Christian Academy 1-7.

FOOTBALL
East-West game moved

GREENSBORO — The North Carolina Coaches Association announced Saturday that its 65th annual East-West All-Star high school football game will be played at High Point’s A.J. Simeon Stadium in July.
All 64 previous East-West All-Star game had been played Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro, but that stadium is undergoing renovations and will not be available for the 2013 game.
Former East-West all-star Ethan Albright, who played collegiately at UNC Chapel Hill and in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, will lead a youth football clinic the day of the game, with participants attending the all-star game that evening.