Outlaw's double-double flattens East Chapel Hill in PAC-6 finale
ROXBORO — East Chapel Hill did not make it easy on Person Friday night, but the Rockets managed to gut out a 59-50 victory over the Wildcats, who finished winless in 12 regular-season PAC-6 games.
Person senior Tyrone Outlaw Jr. had a huge night in his regular season swan song at home, finishing with a double-double — 23 points and 15 rebounds.
The Rockets (14-10, 8-4 PAC-6) appeared on the verge of blowing out the Wildcats early, jumping out to 13-3 after the first quarter before East methodically worked its way back in the game.
East (9-15, 0-12) trailed by two, 41-39 heading into fourth, before the Rockets erupted on a 7-0 to start the quarter, punctuated by a pair of Outlaw dunks.
Jake Hilkey paced the Wildcats with 18 points, while Arkavius Parks added 11.
Joseph Downey came off the bench for the Rockets and chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds.
In the opener of the Roxboro doubleheader, the East girls lived large at the line and cruised to a 45-32 victory.
The Wildcats led throughout but gave themselves a 37-21 cushion heading into the fourth quarter after making 8-of-8 from the foul line during the final 1:35 of the third.
The Wildcats held a double-digit lead for the entire second half despite only making three shots from the floor. The 13-point margin of the defeat was the smallest for the Rockets in PAC-6 play.
Person, which didn’t win a PAC-6 game this season, lost by its smallest margin of those 12 losses. The 13-point deficit comes in contract to a 101-point loss Person suffered a Hillside a couple of weeks ago (117-16).
Ali Cyr-Scully paced the Wildcats with 19 points, including a 17 of 20 effort from the line. ECH was held to just three field goals in the second half and didn’t score a basket for a 12-minute span.
Roxboro Person 59, East Chapel Hill 50
EAST CHAPEL HILL — Arkavius Parks 11, Todd Smith 3, Jake Hilkey 18, Justen Best 9, Robert Wilson 1, Malik McCray 6, Jaison Jones 2.
ROXBORO PERSON — Jashawn King-Barnette 2, Marquis Torain 2, Jeff Hamlette 2, Logan Coats 2, Joseph Downey 15, Jerry Smith 4, Tyrone Outlaw Jr. 23, Devin Scoggins 9.
ECH 3 18 18 11—50
Person 13 13 15 18—59
Records—East Chapel Hill 9-15, 0-12 PAC-6; Person 14-10, 8-4.
East Chapel Hill 45, Person 32
EAST CHAPEL HILL — Ali Cyr-Scully 19, Teara Holt 4, Jazmine Daye 5, Adrienne Davis 7, Sarah Towne 6, Adorable Bigelow 1, Tia Haughton 4.
ROXBORO PERSON — Cyanna Lester 9, Janeesha Graves 4, Jessica Lassiter 4, Tiana Hatchett 7, Jada McGhee 4, Jacquetta Graves 3.
ECH 14 13 10 8—45
Person 8 4 9 11—32
Records—East Chapel Hill 6-16, 2-10 PAC-6; Person 3-21, 0-12.