Friday, December 29

by | Dec 29, 2023 | Articles, Quick Hits

Jamaury Taylor made a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer on J.J. Cowan’s inbounds assist to give the Triton varsity boys basketball team a 62-61 overtime win over Apex in the semifinals of the Yellow Jacket Christmas Classic on Thursday night at Lee County. … South Johnston got 18 points each from Cole Norris and Connor Lee in a 64-50 win over Nash Central on Thursday in the John Jacobs Tournament at Cleveland. … Cape Fear Christian Academy fell, 59-55, to West Johnston at Cleveland despite 17 points from Caden Scarborough and 16 from Zeke Brock. … Kansas State topped N.C. State, 28-19, in a bowl game in Orlando on Thursday night. … Postseason college football matchups today include No. 22 Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5) (ESPN, noon), No. 19 Oregon State (8-4) vs. No. 16 Notre Dame (9-3) (CBS, 2 p.m.), Memphis (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5) (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.) and No. 9 Missouri (10-2) vs. No. 7 Ohio State (11-1) (ESPN, 8 p.m.). … Host Cleveland defeated the New York Jets, 37-20, in the Thursday night NFL game. … The Carolina Hurricanes topped Montreal, 5-3, on Thursday night in Raleigh. … Detroit lost its 28th straight NBA game, 128-122, in overtime at Boston. The Pistons led, 66-47, at the half. … East Carolina hosts East Tennessee State in a men’s college basketball matchup between 7-5 teams tonight (ESPN+, 7 p.m.) and Charleston Southern (4-8) visits No. 9 UNC (8-3) (ACC Network, 8 p.m.).


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