South Johnston faced a 25-12 deficit in the second quarter before coming back for a 64-52 Greater Neuse 3-A Conference varsity boys basketball win at West Johnston on Friday night.
Tay Watson’s basket with 2:46 left in the third quarter gave the Trojans a 37-36 lead and South was able to extend the margin in bouncing back from its lone loss at Clayton (51-42) on Wednesday night.
Watson finished with 14 points as the Trojans improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Dylan Bates had 13 points in the victory on West’s Senior Night. Jeremiah McLean scored 11. Nick Jackson (9), Ricardo Perez (8), Chase Norris (7) and C.J. Redmond (2) rounded out the scoring for the visitors.
The Wildcats are coached by former N.C. State and NBA player Chucky Brown.
There was also a comeback in the girls game as the hosts trailed 18-9 at halftime before battling back for a 37-35 triumph.
South’s teams are scheduled to host Smithfield-Selma on Tuesday.