Cary cruises to lead at King Invitational
Cary has eight wrestlers in the semifinals and is comfortably in first place going into the second day of the Jim King/Orange Invitational Tournament today.
Northwest Guilford is in second place with seven wrestlers still alive in the winners’ bracket. Host Orange, the reigning state champions, is in third place with five wrestlers in the semifinals.
Northern pushed five wrestlers into the semis and is in fourth place. Jordan has four still alive in the semis and is tied for fifth with Southern Alamance, which also has four semi-finalists.
Other area teams with wrestlers still vying for a championship in the 21-team field are East Chapel Hill and Riverside with two semifinalists, Roxboro Person, Durham School of the Arts, Northwood, Granville Central and Cedar Ridge, all with one.
Oxford Webb 91, Granville Central 46
STEM — Isaiah Hicks was unstoppable in the paint, the 6-8 North Carolina signee dropping 33 points as unbeaten Oxford Webb (3-0) handed Granville Central (3-1) its first loss of the season.
Hicks had a six-inch height advantage on the tallest Panther, Granville Central scoring leader Damien Humphrey (12 points).
Charlotte Latin 64, DA 50
CHARLOTTE — Durham Academy’s Alston Thompson scored 12 points, but Charlotte Latin pulled away for a 64-50 win in boys’ basketball action Friday night.
Slater Daniels added 11 points for the Cavaliers (5-2). Louis Tonon led Charlotte Latin with 19 points.
Cedar Ridge 46, Franklin Acad. 43
HILLSBOROUGH — Kacia Vines scored 11 points and Holli Butler added 10 to lead Cedar Ridge to a come-from-behind 46-43 win over Franklin Academy in girls’ basketball action Friday.
The Red Wolves (1-1) trailed 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter. Franklin Academy’s Nikki Bell led all scorers with 21 points.
Durham Flight 56, Trinity 29
DURHAM — Rebecca Loback fired in 24 points to lead Durham Flight to a 56-29 victory over Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.
Melea Irby added 17 points for the Flight, which led 33-12 at halftime.
Kellie Schaefer had 13 points to lead Trinity (1-4).
Carolina Friends 40, Voyager 14
DURHAM — Anna Kasibhatla posted 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Carolina Friends School to a 40-14 victory over Voyager Academy in girls’ basketball.
Allegra Berry at nine points and nine steals for CFS (3-2).
Cresset 50, Community Christian 27
WILSON — Meradith Devil (16 points), Maggie Addison (15) and Melissa Devlin (14) led Cresset Christian Academy to a win in its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference opener Friday night.
Addison led Cresset with eight rebounds and had four of the team’s nine blocked shots.