Middle School Basketball
Elizabethtown Boys 44, Tar Heel 9
Elizabethtown closed out the first half with an 11-1 spurt, then pulled away for a 44-9 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Tar Heel Tuesday night.
Joshua McKoy started the game with a rebound basket, and Keshaun Davis stole the ball and pitched ahead to Anthony Wooten for a lay-up and a 4-0 Elizabethtown lead.
Shemaiah Leak sank 4 of 5 free throws to pull Tar Heel even at 4-4. Jordan Payton answered with an 8-foot runner to put the Cougars ahead to stay. Corey McKoy drained a 3-point shot, and Payton added a free throw for a 10-4 Elizabethtown lead at the quarter break.
Leak and Elizabethtown’s James Higgins traded rebound baskets to begin the second period. Tyre Boykin banked in a runner to trim the Cougar lead to 12-8 with 4:55 left in the half.
Payton canned 2 foul shots, and Wooten banked in a 3-pointer from the left of the key. Higgins connected from the baseline, and center Devon Lesane hooked in a 6-footer.
Jaheim Lesane interrupted the run with a free throw for the Panthers, but Lesane muscled in a rebound to give the Cougars a 23-9 halftime lead.
Elizabethtown’s Majuan McKoy flipped in a runner, then stole the ball and raced for a lay-up. Payton added a lay-up in the third period as the lead grew to 29-9.
Allen Owens drove for a lay-up, powered in a rebound and drilled a 3-pointer from the corner to lead the Cougar scoring in the final period. Payton scored on a follow shot, Davis turned a steal into a lay-up, and Corey McKoy banked in a 10-footer.
Payton led the Cougars with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Owens followed with 7 points, Wooten finished with 6 points, and Corey McKoy tallied 5 points. Lesane grabbed 5 rebounds.
Leak sparked the Panther attack with 6 points and 6 rebounds.
E’twn (44) –Keshaun Davis 2, Joshua McKoy 2, Reyshawn Riddy, Anthony Wooten 6, Devon Lesane 4, Devaughn Robinson, Jordan Payton 9, Allen Owens 7, James Higgins 4, Majuan McKoy 4, Dayveon Washington, Corey McKoy 5, Jordan Robinson 1, Taiyon Thompson.
TH (9) -Shemaiah Leak 6, Emonta Smith, Jaheim Lesane 1, Tyre Boykin 2, Ryan Taylor, Myles Fulmore, Zack Everette, Tyler Marcaullier, Zachariah Goodwill, Eddie Perez, Irvin Hernandez, Angel Martinez, Uriel Garcia, Johnathan Salvetti, Mark Flores.