Warriors sweep doubleheader against Jackets
Weddington High’s girls basketball team improved to 10-3 on the season with a dominating 60-29 home win over Forest Hills on Wednesday.
The Warriors, who have won seven straight, got a game-high 20 points from guard Stephanie Watts.
The 5-foot-9 guard had 16 points on the strength of four 3-pointers in the first half, helping WHS take a 36-12 lead.
Watts filled up the stat sheet, finishing with 12 rebounds, six blocks, six steals and five assists — all game-highs.
Junior forward Bailee Carter added 14 points and five rebounds for Weddington, which also got 12 points and three assists from freshman guard Jada Craig.
Weddington held FH to eight points or fewer in each of the first three quarters.
Tonjai Everett, a junior guard, paced the Yellow Jackets (8-3) with 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Shay Bivens and Onyx Burns each added six for Forest Hills.
Weddington opens play in the Southern Carolina Conference at Parkwood on Tuesday.
The Yellow Jackets return to Rocky River Conference action on Friday at home against West Stanly.
WHS boys dominate second quarter
Weddington’s boys overcame a slow start in a 61-47 home win over Forest Hills.
The Yellow Jackets (6-5) jumped out to a 14-9 lead through one quarter, but the Warriors (7-6) outscored the visitors 22-10 in the second to take control.
WHS ended the first half on an 18-6 run to take a seven-point lead at the break, and the Jackets never threatened in the second half.
Three players scored in double figures for the Warriors, including sophomore guard Jordan Barber, who finished with a game-high 16 points.
Junior forward Brandon Watts added 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for Weddington, which also got 11 points and four rebounds off the bench from junior forward Blake Waud.
Senior forward Roderick Poag led Forest Hills with 14 points, including three dunks.
Terrance Huntley, a sophomore guard, added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Jackets.