Washington boys, Panthers girls dominate in clash of district teams; O’Neill is closing in on 2,000 for Southside
Posted at 22:06 Friday, January 20, 2023
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The Washington High School boys basketball team went 11-1 and never looked back en route to a 105-67 win at Northside on Friday.
Junior guard Jerai Davenport led seven Pam Pack players in double figures with 22 points. Freshman Chaise Smith had 17 points, sophomore Jayvon Williams had 15, junior Gary Payne and sophomore Khaliq Boston had 11 each, and senior Christian Norman and sophomore Jacob Daniels each added 10.
“All these kids know each other and have played with or against each other for a long time, so it’s easy to have a great energy in a game like this,” Washington coach David Alewoldt said. “We set the tempo well early on and didn’t let them slow down. We hit the 3 really well tonight and did a good job of turning steals into baskets.”
The Pack hit 10 3-pointers to improve their record to 8-10.
Freshman Malachi Moore led Northside (5-11) with 15 points. Sophomore Max Vansant had 13 and junior TJ Squires had 11.
The girls game went the other way as Northside held Washington to eight points in the second half and won 68-29.
Junior Mariah Jones led the Panthers (11-3) with 24 points and sophomore OJ Cahoon had 21.
Junior Trinity Burke led Washington (0-12) with 11 points.
Southside’s Ka’Nya O’Neal is now five points shy of 2,000 for her career. She scored 32 points in the Seahawks’ (14-4, 2-1) 52-47 loss at conference rival East Carteret. Southside travels to Jones Sr. on Tuesday.