a staff report

Zavian McLean scored 30 points as Overhills held off E.E. Smith 61-58 in a Patriot Conference duel on Wednesday night.

Jaylen Siermons and Keondre Fryar paced Smith with 18 and 16, respectively.

Pine Forest 58, Gray’s Creek 52: Kennan O’Garra scored 14 and Julian Hill 13 in the Trojans’ Patriot win. Gray’s Creek’s Trevor Thomas had 23 to lead all scorer.

Seventy-First 64, Richmond Senior 58: In Rockingham, Brion McLaurin scored a game-high 24 to pace the Falcons (8-5, 2-3 Sandhills 4-A) to the road win. 

South View 60, Douglas Byrd 58: Christian Locklear’s 23-point outing, which included four 3-pointers, boosted the homestanding Tigers to the victory. Aireus Byrd had 15 to top the visiting Eagles.

Hoke County 57, Jack Britt 47: Jaleel Ray scored 12 and Decari Johnson and Silas Love (12 rebounds) kicked in 10 each as the Bucks improved to 13-1 overall and 5-1 in the Sandhills 4-A. Britt’s Calvin Washington led all scores with 19 points.

Terry Sanford 52, Cape Fear 46: Yates Johnson scored 15 points, Gabe Harbison 11 and Dante Bowlding 10 as the Bulldogs upped their Patriot record to 6-1. Cape Fear’s Kevin McLaughlin led all scorers with 24 points.

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