Outlaw powers Rockets to victory over Pirates

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 10:01 PM

The Person High boys’ basketball team turned up the defensive pressure in the second quarter and never let up as it rolled past Riverside 73-50 Wednesday in Roxboro.
The game originally was scheduled for this past Friday but was postponed because of snow.
Person’s Tyrone Outlaw Jr. had a huge night, finishing with a game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds. The reigning PAC-6 Player of the Year also dished out six assists. Senior guard Logan Coats chipped in 13, including three 3-pointers.
The game was tight early, with Riverside tying it up at 31 after a 3-pointer by Jake Kusz with three minutes to play in the first half.
The Rockets closed the second quarter on a 6-1 spurt and got off to a fast start in the third with six consecutive points, including 3-pointer from Outlaw to take a 43-32 advantage. The Rockets dominated the third quarter, outscoring Riverside 20-8, including a 10-0 run to end the that was capped of by a Coats 3-pointer that pushed the advantage to 57-40 heading into the fourth.
Justice Kithcart paced the Pirates with 11, while Al Hughes and Mike Tillotson each finished with eight. Riverside drained six 3-pointers to keep pace in the opening half, but were held without a deep ball for the final two quarters.
Person will travel to Northern on Friday, while Riverside will host East Chapel Hill.

Person (B) 73, Riverside 50
RIVERSIDE — Mike Hodge 6, Mark Harris 5, Al Hughes 8, Joey Cabrera 2, Dexter McCrea 2, Justice Kithcart 11, Jake Kusz 5, Terrence Suitt 2, Jordan Jones 1, Mike Tillotson 8.
PERSON — Jashawn King-Barnette 5, Trey Tapp 6, Derrick Bass 2, Jeff Hamlette 6, Logan Coats 13, LeRon Cash 5, Jerry Smith 4, Tyrone Outlaw Jr. 26, Devin Scoggins 4, Jeremy Smith 2.

Riverside (G) 69, Person 17
The Riverside girls’ basketball team got off to a great start and cruised from there to a 69-17 win at Person.
The Pirates shutout the Rockets 15-0 in the opening quarter and took a comfortable 32-9 advantage into halftime.
Person, playing without injured starters Christina Harris and Jasmine McCain, managed just six baskets for the game, three from 3-point range. Yakima Clifton led the Pirates with 17, while Mone’ Jones chipped in 13. Hannah Riley paced the Rockets with seven.

Riverside (G) 69, Person 17
RIVERSIDE — Andrea’Anna Pool 8, Moody 4, Yakima Clifton 17, Atlanta Woodall 4, Ajeya Murden-Boggan 8, Meghan Pleasants 3, Kiara Jacobs 8, Charneseya Moye 2, Mone’ Jones 13.
PERSON — Hannah Riley 7, Cyanna Lester 3, Jessica Lassiter 2, Brianna McLamb 5.