Cleveland boys top SJ

by | Feb 13, 2018 | Articles, South Johnston

There were some huge swings as Cleveland hosted South Johnston in the first round of the Greater Neuse 3-A Conference varsity boys basketball tournament on Monday night.

South outscored the Rams 13-0 in the third quarter for a 28-24 lead before Cleveland came back for a 51-44 victory with a 27-16 advantage in the final period.

South coach Brody Massengill changed from a zone defense to man-to-man in the third quarter.

JaQuain Smith led the Trojans (10-14) with 17 points. C.J. Ray had 14 points and Jacob Thornton added seven.

In the opening game at Cleveland on Monday night, fifth-seeded West Johnston ousted fourth-seeded Smithfield-Selma, 71-61.

Greater Neuse 3-A Conference
Boys Tournament
Monday, Feb. 12, at Cleveland
First Round

West Johnston 71, Smithfield-Selma 61
Cleveland 51, South Johnston 44
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Clayton

6 p.m. — No. 2 seed East Wake vs. No. 3 Cleveland
7:30 p.m. — No. 1 Clayton vs. No. 5 West Johnston
Friday, Feb. 16

7:30 p.m. — Wednesday winners at highest remaining seed.
Girls Tournament
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at West Johnston
First Round

6 p.m. — No. 4 Smithfield-Selma vs. No. 5 Cleveland
7:30 — No. 3 West Johnston vs. No. 6 South Johnston
Thursday, Feb. 15, at East Wake

6 p.m. — No. 2 Clayton vs. West Johnston-South Johnston winner
7:30 — No. 1 East Wake vs. Smithfield-Selma-Cleveland winner
Friday, Feb. 16

6 p.m. — Thursday winners at highest remaining boys seed.


“For The Boys”

– Tom Double

John Lucas