Falcons edge Jags, advance to regional final
WINDSOR — Zy’Lee Bazemore finished with 16 points on Tuesday to lift Bertie over Northampton County 53-49 in fourth-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs.
The No. 1-seed Falcons, now 26-4, face Wilson Prep on Saturday for the East Region crown.
Northampton was paced by sophomore Jiyoun Williams, who went for 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, in addition to Antron Gray, who yielded a line of 11 points and three assists.
Jamari Blake and Vernell Edwards completed the Jaguar ledger, finishing with 10 points apiece.
Northampton wrapped the 2022-2023 campaign with a 19-7 overall record.
Buzz City wins opener
CREEDMOOR — Casey Neal scored five goals on Tuesday as Roanoke Rapids opened the spring season with an 8-6 victory over non-conference host South Granville.
Skyler Wade also factored in the triumph, scoring two goals, while Kara Baird connected on her fourth career one-timer.
Avery Qualls finished with two assists.
RRHS (1-0) returns to the pitch on Monday at Granville Central, while South Granville (0-1) welcomes Franklinton this evening.
Yellow Jackets sharp against Rams
Roanoke Rapids opened its season in splendid form on Tuesday, rolling to a 9-0 victory over Big East 2A/3A guest Franklinton.
1. Reagan Taylor-Hunter Sparks (RRHS) def. Nicolas Henry-Owen O’Berry, 8-6
2. Avery Garner-Talan Harris (RRHS) def. Grant Hedrick-Seth Davis, 9-7
3. Ryland Yeatts-Jeffrey Castillo (RRHS) def. Maddox Gilleland-Yousef Wahba, 8-0
1. Avery Garner (RRHS) def. Grant Hedrick, 6-4 6-3
2. Reagan Taylor (RRHS) def. Nicolas Henry, 6-4 6-2
3. Hunter Sparks (RRHS) def. Owen O’Berry, 6-1 6-0
4. Talan Harris (RRHS) def. Seth Davis, 6-0 6-2
5. Ryland Yeatts (RRHS) def. Maddox Gilleland, 6-4 6-0
6. Jeffrey Castillo (RRHS) def. Yousef Wahba, 6-1 6-1
The Yellow Jackets (1-0, 1-0 Big East) return to action today at Southern Nash, while the Rams (1-1, 0-1 Big East) welcome Nash Central.
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