Lumberton boys, girls advance to semifinals


First Posted: 2/17/2009

LUMBERTON The Lumberton Pirates girls basketball team will travel to South View tonight to face No. 2 E.E. Smith in the semifinals of the Two Rivers Conference tournament.
This will be the third meeting for the schools this season and the second-straight year the Golden Bulls and Pirates will meet in the semifinals.
E.E. Smith easily handled Purnell Swett 69-22 ending the Ram’s (3-23, 0-12) season on Monday.
However, the Pirates nearly failed to hold up their part of the bargain.
Simone Floyd scored 11 points and Lumberton held off Cape Fear 57-48 in overtime.
Lumberton (19-4, 8-2) handily defeated Cape Fear (3-22, 2-10) twice, earlier this season, but struggled on Monday.
Damillia Brooks matched Floyd’s 11 points, while sophomore Jensine Alvarez added 10.
Brooks made six out of seven free throws in overtime to help preserve the Pirates win.
Lumberton has finished third in conference play each of the last two seasons, and lost seven-straight to the Two Rivers’ top two teams South View and E.E. Smith.

Tauren Brown scored a game-high 26 points to help the reeling Lumberton Pirates boys basketball team down South View 77-69. Lumberton will face top seed Terry Sanford in the Two Rivers Conference tournament semifinals at 7:30 p.m. at South View on Wednesday.
Brown hit six three-point field goals and was one of three Lumberton players in double figures. Kaiweakai Leach scored 10 poins and junior forward Davonte Davis added 14.

In Fayetteville, the Purnell Swett boys’ basketball team’s season ended with 76-61 loss to Pine Forest.
Travis Bullard’s 10 points led the Rams. Swett finishes the season 2-23 overall.

In Red Springs, Glen Patterson wasn’t ready for his sophomore season to end. The lightning-quick point guard scored 19 points, including three three-point field goals and helped the Red Devils stay alive in the Southeastern 2-A/1-A Conference tournament via a 53-47 overtime win over East Bladen.
Red Springs will travel to defending state champion West Bladen on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Larry Brown scored 11 points for the Red Devils (11-11, 8-5). Dajour Smith and Saquan Johnson led East Bladen with 10 points each.

In Rowland, South Robeson held St. Pauls scoreless in the first quarter and eased to a 61-41 win over the Bulldogs.
Cory Thompson scored a game-high 19 points for the Mustangs, who are the No. 2 seed in the Southeastern 2-A/1-A Conference tournament.
David Shaw’s 16 led St. Pauls.
South Robeson will face West Columbus in the tournament semifinals at West Bladen on Wednesday.

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