Carrboro breaks away from DSA for sweep
Just 45 seconds into the second half, Carrboro stretched its lead over visiting Durham School of the Arts to 20 points. Less than five minutes later, the advantage had grown to 30 and the Jaguars were on their way to a dominating victory.
Friday’s 77-36 Carolina 12 2A/1A win gave Carrboro a perfect 6-0 league record. Junior center James Scott scored a game-high 17 points, while senior point guard McLean Phipps added 12.
Diamond Tyson hit 10 of her 12 free throw attempts on her way to a team-high 24 points, as the Carrboro girls held off DSA 60-50. Lynette Mason added 11 points for the Jaguars, who overcame a game-high 35 points from Ariel Wilson.
“That’s the best we’ve played from tip to horn,” Carrboro boys’ coach Joe Alcox said. “We were able to jump out on them and make a good run to get ahead. It’s always my concern that they will let down sometimes throughout the game. I think we stayed the course and finished strong towards the end.”
After the Bulldogs scored the game’s first basket — their only lead of the game — Carrboro turned up the pressure, scoring 13 unanswered points as the full-court press forced DSA into turnovers and hurried shots.
Leading 44-26 at halftime, Carrboro put the game away in the third quarter, opening with a 13-2 run while holding DSA to just four points in the period.
“At halftime, we went in and said it was a good half but we still have 16 more minutes to go and we need to finish strong,” Alcox said. “They took that and ran with it.”
Even though Carrboro took the press off in the second quarter, DSA still struggled to score. The unselfish Jaguars had no such trouble, with 11 players getting into the scorebook.
“One of the things I really love about this team is that they share the basketball, almost to a fault because there are opportunities for us to score and we over-pass,” Alcox said. “In the end, you just have to live with that.”
James Marshall led DSA with 11 points while Bryce Griffin had 10.
The Bulldogs continue conference play on Tuesday against River Mill Academy, while Carrboro will face Roxboro Community on Wednesday.
Carrboro (G) 60, DSA 50
DURHAM SCHOOL OF ARTS — Angela Travers 1, Ariel Wilson 35, Hayden Rigsbee 2, Crystal Clark 12.
CARRBORO — Anna Broome 6, Camille Gallagher 7, Kate Wood 4, Haley Davis 7, Diamond Tyson 24, Di’ondree Smith 1, Lynete Mason 11.
Records—DSA 5-4, 2-4 Carolina 12 2A/1A; Carrboro 9-4, 4-2.
Carrboro (B) 77, DSA 36
DURHAM SCHOOL OF ARTS — Dejon Rodgers 2, Markez Melvin 1, James Marshall 11, Terrance Reddick 1, Aaron Bumphess 2, Bryce Griffin 10, Shean Thorpe 4, Dominique Moody 2, Jayson Jackson 4.
CARRBORO — McLean Phipps 12, Matt MacKinnon 8, Marlin Johnson 4, Jack Nanney 6, James Scott 17, Trai Sharpe 7, Alex McVeigh 2, Martin Alcox 8, Zay Dunn 2, Gerald Atwater 2, Malik Carrington 7.
Records—DSA 4-5, 4-2 Carolina 12 2A/1A; Carrboro 10-3, 6-0.