Prep Roundup: A look at Thursday's high school sports highlights

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:09 AM

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Hillside PG Mylea McKennith commits to Lander

DURHAM — Hillside High School point guard Mylea McKennith has verbally committed to play women’s basketball this fall at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.
Hillside coach Ovester Grays announced the 5-foot-6 McKennith’s decision on Thursday. She will sign a national letter of intent during the spring signing period which begins April 17.
— Herald-Sun sportswriter John McCann

INDOOR TRACK
State championship meets set for Saturday in Winston-Salem

CHAPEL HILL — State indoor track and field championships will be held in two classifications — 1-A/2-A/3-A and 4-A — on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track facility in Winston-Salem on Saturday.
The 1-A/2-A/3-A meet, which will include teams and local qualifiers from the Carolina 12 1-A/2-A Conference and the Carolina 6 3-A Conference, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The 4-A title meet begins at 4 p.m. and will include teams and local qualifiers from the PAC-6 4-A.

SWIMMING
Durham Academy 3rd, 5th in TISAC title meet

DURHAM — The Durham Academy boys placed third and the girls fifth Thursday night in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference meet.
The DA boys won seven of 11 contested events and produced four multiple-event champions.
Matthew Attarian, Trey Harris, Nathan Greeley and James Grubbs combined to win the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay titles. In addition, Attarian won the 50 free, Harris the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, Greeley the 100 free and 100 backstroke.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
D.A. 39, NRCA 36

RALEIGH — Cha’Mia Rothwell scored a game-high 21 points and Robin Blazin, Dana Williams and Amanda Lawrence each had a team-high six rebounds as the Cavaliers won at North Raleigh Christian Academy Thursday.
 The win lifted D.A. (18-9, 7-3 TISAC) into sole possession of second place in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference behind Cary Academy (17-5, 8-0). NRCA (14-6, 5-3) had been alone in second entering the game.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL
D.A. 53, NRCA 40

RALEIGH — Sophomore post star Alston Thompson scored 22 points as Durham Academy (21-7, 5-3 TISAC) maintained sole possession of second place in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference race Thursday night.
The Cavaliers trailed by five points, 13-8, at the end of the first quarter, but outscored North Raleigh Christian Academy (11-11, 2-5) 12-4 in the second and never looked back.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMARIES

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
D.A. 39, NRCA 36

DURHAM ACADEMY — Liz Roberts 4, Dana Williams 2, Cha’Mia Rothwell 21, Amanda Lawrence 4, Robin Blazing 8.
NRCA — Meredith Gay 3, Amaya Williams 6, Raegen Begany 6, Hannah Reimer 2, Rachel Horton 6, Georgia Brown 9, Rachel Miller 2, Katy Cook 2.
Durham Academy 14 5 9 11–39
NRCA 7 10 9 10—36

Rebounds—DA 29 (Blazing 6, Williams 6, Lawrence 6). Steals—DA 8 (Lerner 3).  Blocks—DA 10 (Rothwell 4).  Assists—DA 6 (Williams 3).
Records—Durham Academy18-9, 7-3 TISAC; North Raleigh Christian Academy 14-6, 5-3 TISAC.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL
D.A. 53, NRCA 40

DURHAM ACADEMY — Alston Thompson 22, Nick Sullivan 8, Khari Williams 6, Slater Daniels 6, Nash Carey-Ewend 5, Morgan Jones 2, Cam Brown 2, Pryce Sinclair 2.
NRCA — Jalen Jones 17, Tyler Seymour 8, Trey Patton 6, Damon Harge 5, Phil Haynes 4.
Durham Academy 8 12 14 19—53
NRCA 13 4 13 10—40

Records—Durham Academy 21-7, 5-3 TISAC; North Raleigh Christian Academy 11-11, 2-5.