Southern girls roll to PAC-6 title; up-to-date conference standings

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 01:07 AM

First-year coach Monique Fearrington and her Southern girls’ basketball team lay claim to the PAC-6 regular-season title Tuesday night with a 50-39 win at Northern.
In the boys’ nightcap, Northern crushed visiting Southern 74-40 to grab the key fourth spot in the PAC-6 race.
With their wins, the Southern girls (17-5, 11-1) assured themselves a bye in next week’s PAC-6 Tournament, while the Northern boys guaranteed themselves one of three home games in the opening round of the tournament.
Also, barring a tournament championship shocker that sees a fifth-, sixth- or seventh-place team win it all, the Northern boys assured themselves a berth in the state 4-A playoffs.
With their loss, the Northern (13-7, 7-4) girls fell into a third-place tie with Jordan (13-9, 7-4) which was idle Tuesday. Jordan meets Riverside on Thursday, while Northern travels to league No. 2 Hillside on Friday in games. Both Jordan and Northern are assured home games in the opening round of the PAC-6 girls’ tournament and are all-but-assured of state playoff berths, with the same proviso as the Northern boys.
“Winning the regular-season (title) is great for Southern and, as a first-year coach here, it’s great for me, too,” Fearrington said after watching Sydni-Kim Dobson, Alexis Joyner, Régene Watson, Bryanna Staton and Ariana Tillman control the ball on the perimeter and force 29 Northern turnovers, while giving it up only 16 times themselves.
Joyner grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and scored a team-high 13 points, Tillman hit a pair of 3-pointers en route to 11 points, Staton and Watson had four points and three steals, respectively, and Dobson had six assists and Watson five.
“Senior Mohargany Jones led Northern with perhaps her best game of the year, posting up for 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds on a night when normally dominant forward Zuri White appeared out of sync. White finished with just two points and three rebounds while leading both teams with nine turnovers.
Fearrington took time to reflect on a rookie season that started with three straight non-conference losses, then took an unexpected turn to a PAC-6 title.
“Once we did what we were supposed to do, once the team started listening to me, once they started believing in each other, it all turned around,” Fearrington said.
Northern coach Ronnie Russell saw the Knights ride 27 points from star wing Ricky Council and thoroughly demolish fifth-place Southern.
“It was by far the best game we’ve played,” Russell said. “It took a lot of work, but we made some shots — we took good shots — and I told ’em, ‘Everybody’s gotta be a rebounder,’ and they were.”

Northern (B) 74, Southern 40
SOUTHERN — Marvin Tillman 9, Vince Phillips 1, Tyran Cameron 5, Shamike Wilson 7, Javon Riley 2, Isaiah Maurice 4, Amari Hamilton 1, Jerrick Richmond 2, Terrance Bradsher 2, Ben Johnson 7.
NORTHERN — Ryan Arundale 5, Jaquan Harris 4, Marcellus Allison 3, Kentrell Barkley 18, Ricky Council 27, Kourtney Farrow 11, T.J. Bell 1, Emmett Tilley 5.
Southern 10 7 13 10—40
Northern 12 21 19 22—74
3-point FG—Southern 2 (Cameron, Tillman), Northern 2 (Council 2). Rebounds—Southern 33 (Maurice 6, Tillman 6), Northern 41 (Barkley 10). Blocked shots—Southern 4 (Hamilton 2), Northern 3 (Barkley 2). Assists—Southern 6 (Tillman 2, Phillips 2), Northern 13 (Barkley 4, Arundale 4). Steals—Southern 9 (Christian Joy 2, Tillman 2), Northern 14 (Council 4). Turnovers—Southern 23 (Cameron 3, Wilson 3, Maurice 3), Northern 15 (Council 4).
Records—Southern 9-14, 4-8 PAC-6; Northern 12-8, 6-5.

Southern (G) 50, Northern 39
SOUTHERN — Alexis Joyner 13, Sydni-Kim Dobson 4, Bryanna Staton 7, Ariana Tillman 11, Addis Lemons 5, Régene Watson 8, Zaysha Tyson 2.
NORTHERN — Jakia Dixon 6, Zuri White 2, Mekaila Shaw 2, Rhianna Council 8, Lauren Carroll 4, Mohargany “Mo” Jones 17.
Southern 12 8 14 16—50
Northern 14 2 11 12—39
3-point FG—Southern 3 (Tillman 2, Staton), Northern 3 (Dixon 2, Council). Rebounds—Southern 28 (Joyner 7), Northern 32 (Jones 10). Blocked shots—Southern 1 (Tiffani Aponte), Northern 4 (Jones 3). Assists—Southern 16 (Dobson 6), Northern 10 (McKenzie Utley 6). Steals—Southern 14 (Staton 4), Northern 5 (White 2). Turnovers—Southern 16 (Joyner 6), Northern 29 (White 9).
Records—Southern 17-5, 11-1 PAC-6; Northern 13-7, 7-4.

HIGH SCHOOL

AREA CONFERENCE STANDINGS*

* Records submitted by coaches via MaxPreps.com, online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

PAC-6 4-A

School    All    Conf.
Jordan    11-0    18-4
Hillside    8-3    16-6
Person    7-4    13-10
Northern    6-5    12-8
Southern    4-8    9-14
Riverside    3-8    9-14
East Chapel Hill    0-11    9-14

Thursday’s Game

Riverside at Jordan, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games

E. Chapel Hill at Person, 7 p.m.

Northern at Hillside, 7:30 p.m.

End regular season.

 

CAROLINA 6 3-A CONFERENCE

School    All    Conf.
Chapel Hill    8-1    19-4
Oxford Webb    8-1    19-4
Cardinal Gibbons    4-3    12-7
Orange    1-6    6-13
Northern Vance    1-8    4-16
Southern Vance    1-8    4-14

Friday’s Games

Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons, 7:30 p.m.

Northern Vance at Orange, 7:30 p.m.

Oxford Webb at Southern Vance, 7:30 p.m.

End regular season.

 

CAROLINA 12 1-A/2-A CONFERENCE

School    All    Conf.
Carrboro    14-0    18-3
Northwood    11-4    14-9
River Mill    10-4    12-10
South Granville    9-5    14-8
Voyager Academy    10-6    14-9
Durham School of the Arts    9-6    9-8
Cedar Ridge    8-7    8-15
Franklin Academy    6-9    8-11
N.C. Science & Math    6-10    6-13
Roxboro Community    3-11    6-15
Granville Central    3-12    8-15
Raleigh Charter    0-15    2-15

Thursday’s Game

Carrboro at South Granville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Cedar Ridge at Carrboro, 7:30 p.m.

Granville Central at Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

DSA at South Granville, 7:30 p.m.

Roxboro Community at Raleigh Charter, 7:30 p.m.

Voyager Academy at N.C. Science & Math 7:30 p.m.

End regular season.

 

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

PAC-6 4-A

School    All    Conf.
Southern    11-1    17-5
Hillside    9-2    19-4
Jordan    7-4    13-9
Northern    7-4    13-7
Riverside    4-7    10-13
East Chapel Hill    1-10    5-16
Person    0-11    3-20

Thursday’s Game

Riverside at Jordan, 6 p.m.

Friday’s Games

E. Chapel Hill at Person, 5:30 p.m.

Northern at Hillside, 6 p.m.

End regular season.

 

CAROLINA 6 3-A CONFERENCE

School    All    Conf.
Chapel Hill    9-0    22-1
Cardinal Gibbons    8-1    18-4
Southern Vance    5-4    13-5
Oxford Webb    2-5    10-9
Orange    0-5    2-15
Northern Vance    0-5    1-15

Friday’s Games

Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons, 6 p.m.

Northern Vance at Orange, 6 p.m.

Oxford Webb at Southern Vance, 6 p.m.

End regular season.

 

CAROLINA 12 1-A/2-A CONFERENCE

School    All    Conf.
River Mill    15-0    20-3
Northwood    14-1    19-4
Cedar Ridge    12-3    15-8
Granville Central    11-4    19-4
Franklin    10-5    14-6
Carrboro    8-6    13-8
Raleigh Charter    5-10    7-11
Durham School of the Arts    5-10    8-10
South Granville    4-10    5-14
Roxboro Community    3-11    6-14
Voyager    1-14    3-22
NCSSM    1-15    1-18

Thursday’s Game

Carrboro at South Granville, 6 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Cedar Ridge at Carrboro, 6 p.m.

Granville Central at Northwood, 6 p.m.

DSA at South Granville, 6 p.m.

Roxboro Community at Raleigh Charter, 6 p.m.

Voyager at N.C. Science & Math 6 p.m.

End regular season.