First Posted: 1/15/2009
FAYETTEVILLE - E.E. Smith doubled up on Lumberton early in the first quarter, outscoring the Pirates, 22-11, en route to a 72-49 victory in the Two Rivers Conference boys championship game.
Lumberton, 16-10, never recovered from its slow start as it was outscored 27-19 in the second quarter to trail 49-30 at the half.
Danmeon Campbell led Lumberton with 11 points, but no other Pirate player scored in double figures.
Lumberton outscored E.E. Smith, 29-23, in the second half, but the damage had already been done.
Both schools will began Class 4-A state tournament play Monday. Lumberton will play either Wilmington Ashley or Wilmington Laney.