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  • Scorpions’ Taylor Perkins scores...

    Staff Report

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 62-50 in an East Central Conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at North.

    North led 23-17 at the half and outscored Dixon 22-12 in the third quarter on the way to the victory.

    North improved to 5-3 in the conference, 14-6 overall. Dixon dropped to 7-15.

    For the victorious Scorpions, junior Taylor Perkins scored 30 points. She also had nine steals, four assists and four rebounds, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in girls...

    West Brunswick outscored South Brunswick 16-8 in the second half and beat the Cougars 42-37 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at South.

    The victory improved West’s record to 8-12, its most victories since 2009-10, when the Trojans finished 15-8. West is 2-8 in the conference with two games left.

    Freshman Breanna Mercer scored 12 points, sophomore Natyra Gore 10 and sophomore Logan Locklear eight. Other West scorers: Jaida Allen five, Emily Long two, Bria Bond two, Gwenna Gentle two and Dyna Jeffries one.

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  • Taylor Perkins scores 29 points...

    North Brunswick junior Taylor Perkins scored 29 points in the Scorpions’ 48-27 East Central Conference basketball victory Feb. 2 at Southwest Onslow.

    North led 17-4 after the first quarter and 25-12 at the half. It outscored SW Onslow 23-15 in the second half.

    Perkins also had seven steals, four rebounds and three assists, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com. Just two of her 29 points were free throws.

  • Three North Brunswick athletes...

    LELAND — Three North Brunswick High School athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3.

    Latrell Hill signed with Louisburg College and Jordan Howard signed with UNC Pembroke. Both will play football. Mitch Layton signed with North Carolina Wesleyan to play basketball.

     

    Latrell Hill

    Hill, North’s Lineman of the Year, is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee. The surgery was in December.

  • Gray Cheers scores 16 points in...

    Lynchburg College held off a late rally from Hampden-Sydney for a 79-72 men’s basketball victory Feb. 3.

    Hampden-Sydney freshman Gray Cheers, a West Brunswick graduate, came off the bench for a career-high 16 points in 19 minutes. He added five rebounds and blocked two shots.

    With the Tigers trailing by 10 points with 1 minute, 21 seconds left in the first half, Cheers ended the half on a 5-0 spurt, cutting the lead to 40-35. He blocked an Austen Arnold 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

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  • VIDEO: Anna Zeng, brain cancer...

    Anna Zeng, right, spoke during Pink Night Friday, Jan. 29, at West Brunswick High School about being a brain cancer survivor. Student body president Hayden Huffman, left, introduced Zeng.