Hornets still too strong for Wildcats to handle

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:45 PM

East Chapel Hill made Hillside work for its 55-50 win in the opening round of the PAC-6 Tournament on Tuesday.
Hillside senior DeShon Self came off the bench and shouldered a big load with his team-high 15 points, including eight in the fourth period when the Wildcats were clawing to survive in the Hornets’ gym.
“This is my senior year, and I don’t want to go out with (a) one-and-done,” Self said. “We won the championship last year, and I feel that this team has great potential and can go real far. So I just had to push my team through to get the W.”
Arkavius Parks (17 points) and Justen Best (12 points) had something to say about that, helping the Wildcats control the tempo by limiting Hillside’s possessions.
The most recent time the squads met, Hillside won after converting ECH turnovers into layups.
“I thought we took better care of the ball this time, and it shows on the scoreboard,” ECH coach Ray Hartsfield said. “We had some opportunities. We had a couple of dry spells there where we got nothing out of our offense.”
ECH led 27-25 at halftime.
In the fourth period, Best buried three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt to make it a 44-44 game with 5:26 left on the clock.
Self made a couple of free throws to give Hillside a 46-44 lead with four minutes to go, and then he stuck a 3-pointer.
Malik McCray’s 3-pointer brought ECH within three with 16.2 seconds left, but Hillside did enough to hang on.
“Man, it’s hard to beat anybody three times,” Hillside coach Crasten Davis said. “Ray is one of the most respected coaches not only in the PAC-6 but in the state. We knew it was going to be a dogfight.
“They took care of the ball. They made adjustments to our press. We just tried to wear them down, and I think we did toward the end of the game.”

Hillside (B) 55, East Chapel Hill 50
EAST CHAPEL HILL — Arkavius Parks 17, Louis Levin 4, Jake Hilkey 8, Justen Best 12, Robert Wilson 6, Malik McCray 3.
HILLSIDE — D’Ontray Johnson 2, Robert Robinson Jr. 4, Malik Evans 10, Isaiah Dickens 4, Ty’Quon Reid 8, Trevion Thompson 2, Marius McAllister 7, DeShon Self 15, Korrin Wiggins 3.
ECH 15 12 11 12—50
Hillside 14 11 14 16—55
Records—ECH 9-16; Hillside 17-6.

Hillside girls cruise by Person
DURHAM — Not as bad as the last time.
The Hillside girls beat Person by only 67 Tuesday night in the opening round of the PAC-6 Tournament.
The Hornets’ 84-17 home victory followed a 101-point drubbing during a previous meeting this season when Hillside coach Ovester Grays offered to let off the gas, but Person coach Ray Reaves decided to let the Hornets do what they do in hopes of building character in his Rockets.
This time around, Person scored one more point than in the previous blowout, and Hillside didn’t get to the century mark.
Hillside’s Mya Webb posted a game-high 20 points.
Hillside was up 49-5 at halftime.
Grays and Reaves huddled before the start of the second half and decided to keep the clock running except during free throws.

Hillside (G) 84, Person 17
PERSON — Cyanna Lester 8, Hannah Riley 3, Tiana Hatchett 4, Jessica Lassister 2.
HILLSIDE — Tykyrah Williams 3, Mylea McKennith 8, Justine Lyon 4, Mya Webb 20, Teri Crews 9, Jordyn Smith 18, Kirsten Smith 3, Daesha Marshall 8, Selena Eubanks 2, Jamia Johnson 4, Jasmine Hines 5.
Person 4 1 8 4—17
Hillside 28 21 19 16—84
Records—Person 3-22; Hillside 21-4.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS
BASKETBALL
BOYS’ TOURNAMENTS
PAC-6 4-A Tournament
Tuesday
Quarterfinals
Riverside 58, Roxboro Person 52 (OT)
Hillside 55, East Chapel Hill 50
Northern 73, Southern 65
Thursday
Semifinals at Northern H.S.
Riverside vs. Jordan, 6 p.m.
Hillside vs. Northern, 7:30 p.m.
Friday
Championship at Northern H.S.
Semifinal winners at 8 p.m.

Carolina 6 3-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Orange 54, N. Vance 40
Cardinal Gibbons 71, S. Vance 50
Wednesday
Semifinals
Cardinal Gibbons at Webb, 7 p.m.
Orange at Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m.
Friday
Championship
At site of highest boys’ seed
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

Carolina 12 2-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Cedar Ridge 75, DSA 72
South Granville 58, Granville Central 53
Wednesday
Semifinals
Cedar Ridge at Northwood, 7:30 p.m.
S. Granville at Carrboro, 7 p.m.
Friday
Championship at Northwood
Semifinal winners at 8 p.m.

Carolina 12 1-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Franklin Academy 44, Raleigh Charter 43
Roxboro Community 86, NCSSM 77
Wednesday
Semifinals
Franklin Academy at Voyager Academy, 7 p.m.
Roxboro Community at Graham River Mill, 7:30 p.m.
Championship Friday at Voyager
Semifinal winners at 8 p.m.

GIRLS’ TOURNAMENTS
PAC-6 4-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Hillside 84, Person 17
Jordan 44, East Chapel Hill 26
Riverside 40, Northern 37
Wednesday
Semifinals at Northern
Riverside vs. Southern, 6 p.m.
Jordan vs. Hillside, 7:30 p.m.
Friday
Championship at Northern
Semifinal winners at 6 p.m.

Carolina 6 3-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Southern Vance 63. Orange 40
Oxford Webb 60, N. Vance 55
Wednesday
Semifinals
Oxford Webb at Chapel Hill, 6 p.m.
S. Vance at Cardinal Gibbons, 7 p.m.
Friday
Championship
Site: Chapel Hill or top remaining C-6 boys’ seed
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

Carolina 12 2-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Granville Central 62, South Granville 45
Carrboro 52, DSA 30
Wednesday
Semifinals
Granville Central at Northwood, 6 p.m.
Carrboro at Cedar Ridge, 7 p.m.
Friday Championship at Northwood
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

Carolina 12 1-A Tournament
Quarterfinals
Raleigh Charter 38, NCSSM 21
Roxboro Community 64, Voyager 35
Wednesday
Semifinals
Raleigh Charter at Franklin Academy, 7 p.m.
Roxboro Community at Graham River Mill, 6 p.m.
Friday
Championship at Voyager Academy
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. BASKETBALL