4 Robeson baseball players win All-TRC title

LUMBERTON – JB Brockington has done everything for the Lumberton boys’ basketball team this season.

So when the junior goalie resumed the game in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game against South View, it wasn’t as much of a surprise as it was just the latest example of the many ways he’s helping the Pirates win.

Brockington scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in that third period as the Pirates retired in a 75-52 victory.

“Coach (Bryant) Edwards just told me to push the ball,” Brockington said. “Their defense can’t really protect anyone; he told me to be aggressive and play games so that’s what I did.

Brockington had 11 rebounds and seven assists, nearly recording a triple-double in a season he already has three.

“He was going to have to be the guy; everyone knew that from the jump, ”said Edwards. “I try to make him the next level guy every possession. That doesn’t mean he has to score the ball, but he has to demand basketball, which is what top pointers do.

“When I get those triple doubles I’m really just in the zone and trying to get my teammates involved first, and now I get mine, really,” said Brockington. “That’s really it, just playing hard and being aggressive all the time.”

Lumberton (9-1, 2-0 United-8 Conference) held a 34-28 halftime lead as Brockington scored eight points in the first half, tied for most of either team. Brockington netted the Pirates’ first three second-half baskets, including a layup, quick break dunk and 3-pointer, to give Lumberton a 42-34 lead with 4:15 left in the quarter.

Jarod Brown hit three straight baskets to keep South View (4-5, 1-2 United-8), including a traditional 3-point play to bring the score to 43-39 with 3:19 left in the stanza. Angel Bowie hit a Lumberton 3 moments later, then Brockington made two more baskets in the final two minutes of the period and Kenston Skipper added a layup, giving Lumberton a 52-41 lead at the end of the period. third.

With momentum within Lumberton’s grasp, the Pirates held South View scoreless on the pitch for more than half of the fourth quarter, starting the fourth with a 14-1 run to lead 66-42 and clear any doubt about the results.

Behind Brockington, Cobe Oxendine had 12 points and five assists for Lumberton, and the Pirates’ post players all performed well: Angel Bowie had 16 points with six rebounds, Tre Lewis had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Kenston Skipper had six points.

“I hope Kenston hits his stride; he’s been struggling lately on the defensive end, staying in foul issues, ”said Edwards. “Tre is really happening; it is much more aggressive, especially around the rim. When he and Kenston play with so much pace and energy, it frees up Angel a lot more to actually score basketball.

Brown led South View with 20 points as the Pirates held down Tigers leading scorer Cedavion Wimbley to nine points.

“Coach Edwards told us the scout report and we stuck to it,” Brockington said. “We made him leave all the time, that was really it. We stick to the tracing report.

Lumberton took an 11-2 lead in the first quarter and held a 17-6 advantage after the period, with two baskets apiece from Brockington, Oxendine and Bowie.

South View came back to one point at 18-17 and stayed close throughout the second quarter, eventually finishing six at the break. A strong opposition second quarter after taking a big early lead has become a role model for the Pirates in the first 10 games of the season.

“My bench has to produce,” Edwards said. “My top five are used to getting leads and we’re producing really well, but when I go to my bench right now we’re giving up points, we’re giving up a lot of easy backhands and a lot of easy possessions. I have to find a little bit more. deep and some guys need to step up.

Lumberton plays Friday at Gray’s Creek.

Lady Pirates’ return fails

From a 22-point deficit at the end of the second quarter, Lumberton’s women’s basketball team struggled within six points of South View at the end of Tuesday’s United-8 home game.

But the Lady Pirates ran out of breath and time, and the comeback offer failed in a 63-57 loss.

“I think we showed a little more maturity tonight,” said Lumberton coach Ivy Johnson. “If it was a month ago, I don’t think this team would bounce back, and to see that they fought and they fought, and by the end of the game we were in the game for earn it. The fact that we went from 22 to make it a winnable game for us at the end, I was proud of our daughters tonight.

South View (6-4, 2-1 United-8) led 39-17 in the dying minute of the first half after a hot-shot streak in the first two periods, and the Tigers took a lead of 41-21 until intermission. Neveah Colon scored four 3-pointers for the Tigers in a key first-half streak, through the dying moments of the first quarter and into the start of the second, as South View turned an 11-9 lead Lumberton in a 33-16 lead halfway through the second period.

Lumberton (3-6, 0-2 United-8) came out shooting to start the second half; after South View hit the first basket of the third quarter to take a 43-21 lead, an 8-0 run by Lumberton made it a 43-29 game with 4:43 in the third. La’Kayia Hunt and Aydan Bullard each had two baskets in the race.

“(Colon) for them she was the one they were trying to go through,” Johnson said. “We changed it up and went dude, and it helped build momentum and energy.”

South View responded and regained the lead at 20 at 52-32, but a triple from Gabby Locklear and a float from Hunt in the dying seconds of the third made it 52-37 for the fourth.

Lumberton continued their momentum in the fourth quarter and came back to single digits after Carly Hammonds’ back-to-back baskets brought the score to 56-47 with 4:39 to go. Bullard and Hunt’s layups brought the Pirates down to under six at 57-51 with 3:22 to go.

But the Pirates never got close; Clarissa Warren hit a takedown for South View, then after a basket of Hammonds pirates, Colon’s traditional 3-point game brought the score to 62-53 with 1:40 to go. The Pirates only fell back six seconds after that when Bullard scored three runs with five seconds left.

“We have some great pieces; we just need them to play with confidence and be a little more competitive, ”said Johnson. “I think when we get that, that’s what we’re trying to build for. “

Colon scored 25 points and Warren had 19 for the Tigers; Hunt led Lumberton with 19 points, Hammonds had 13 and Bullard added 10.

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