First Posted: 1/15/2009
Tony Pone led the St. Pauls Bulldogs on a furious second-half comeback as St. Pauls rallied for a 69-66 overtime win over West Columbus at home.
The Bulldogs, who trailed 43-19 at the half, relied on Pone in the second half as he scored 21 of his game-high 28 points in the third quarter and connected on seven 3-pointers in the game.
Bulldogs guard Davishio Shaw capped off the comeback when he hit a game-tying 3-pointer with about 20 seconds remaining to force overtime. St. Pauls outscored the Vikings 42-18 in the second half.
Shaw, who finished with 18 points, then sealed the win with a pair of free throws late in the extra session.
St. Pauls forward William McRae scored seven points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win.
Lady Tornadoes extend streak
The Fairmont Lady Tornadoes ran their winning streak to 11 games with a 57-24 win at West Bladen.
Shaniah Powell was one of three Fairmont players to score in double figures. She led the Lady Tornadoes with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Monique Floyd had a triple-double, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Jasmine Blue added 10 points.
Wynetta Leach led West Bladen with eight points.
Fairmont (15-3, 8-1 Southeastern) sits atop the conference standings with Red Springs, which the Lady Tornadoes will face on Friday.
East Bladen boys roll
Behind 34 points from Michael Smith, the East Bladen boys cruised to an 83-64 road win over Red Springs.
Jeffery Bryant scored 22 and Malik Cromartie added 13 for East Bladen, which led 40-27 at the half.
William Jackson, who was forced out of the game early in the first quarter after suffering a deep cut on his nose under the bridge of his glasses, came back in the second and led the Devils with 15 points.
East Bladen (11-8, 8-2 Southeastern) used a 25-11 fourth quarter, many of the points coming off Red Devils turnovers, to pull away for the win.
“We had turnover woes in the fourth quarter and they capitalized,” said Red Springs coach Glenn Patterson.
D.J. Judd scored 13 for the Red Devils (2-17, 0-9). Sameer Jackson added 10.
Bulldog boys stop Lumberton
Terry Sanford held Lumberton's Matt Taylor to 15 points, 10 points below his season average, as the Bulldogs captured a 49-40 home win.
Justin Okons led Terry Sanford with 12 points, while Nate Shaw chipped in with 10 points. The Bulldogs (11-11, 7-3 Two Rivers) held the Pirates (12-6, 7-3) to just two points in the second quarter and 11 points in the entire first half.
Stargell Love, who finished with 11 points, was the only other Lumberton player besides Taylor to reach double figures.
Lade Pirates can't stop duo
Michelle Hines and Brittani Rowell scored all but two of Terry Sanford's points, as the Lady Bulldogs defeated Lumberton 57-42 at home.
Hines had 37 points for Terry Sanford, which held the Lady Pirates (7-11, 4-5 Two Rivers) under 10 points in each of the last three quarters. Brittani Rowell finished with 18 points for the Bulldogs (9-13, 5-5).
Shamonique McCormick led Lumberton with 16 points, while Nohealani Jesus scored added 12 points for the Lady Pirates.