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North girls beat Whiteville

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

WHITEVILLE—Junior guard Asheley Robbins and sophomore guard Tyera Fisher each scored 17 points as the North Brunswick Scorpions routed the Whiteville Wolfpack 53-32 in a Waccamaw Conference girls basketball game Friday night.

In the first quarter, Robbins scored eight points and Fisher five in leading North to an 18-7 lead. The Scorpions led 25-13 at the half, but when the Wolfpack scored to cut the lead to 29-18 with 3:35 left in the third quarter, coach Travis Fortune called time. When play resumed, the Scorpions went on a 9-0 run that clinched the victory.

A basket by Fisher began the 9-0 run, and a pass from Robbins to Fisher led to a layup and a 33-8 lead. A steal by Robbins led to a score, and another steal by Robbins led to a three-point play and a 38-19 lead with 1:10 left in the quarter.

Other North scorers: Tequila Graham 2, Crystal Graham 4, Barbara Graham 5, LaTesha Harrison 6.

WHITEVILLE BOYS 62

NORTH 33

An injury to North junior guard/forward Tyshon Walker shadowed the game in which Whiteville beat North Brunswick 62-33.

Walker was injured in the second quarter and was taken from the court in a stretcher. The preliminary diagnosis was he suffered a stinger, but concern about Walker made the conference game an afterthought.

“Tyshon is fine,” coach Travis Lemanski said Monday. “It was a sprained neck.”

Two dunks by junior center Rebbie Cobia gave North a 6-4 lead. But with the score 8-8, the Wolfpack outscored the Scorpions 5-0 in the final 48 seconds, sinking a halfcourt shot for the final three points and a 13-8 lead.

A basket by North’s Shawn Sanders cut the lead to 17-12, but the Wolfpack forced turnovers and made steals in taking 29-12 lead. During a scramble for the ball at the North basket, Walker was injured. He lay on the court as play continued at the other end of the court, in which Whiteville hit a 3-pointer for a 32-12 lead with 2:36 left in the quarter.

After Walker was tended to by the North and Whiteville staffs, the Whiteville police department and other emergency medical personnel, play resumed, but North was unable to focus for most of the rest of the game.

The Scorpions trailed 38-14 at the half. They made one free throw and one field goal in the third quarter and trailed 56-17 heading into the fourth quarter. With the game in hand, the Wolfpack held the ball in the final two minutes and did not attempt a shot.

North scoring: Shawn Sanders 8, Demontez Lennon 7, Jesse Riley 6, Reggie Cobia 8, Monte Willis 2, Jerry Pearson 2, Shawn Martin 4.

MICHAEL PAUL is the sports editor at the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or at sports@brunswickbeacon.com.