South boys rally at West Johnston

by | Jan 23, 2021 | South Johnston

South’s boys huddle during a comeback win at West Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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.

Tay Watson led South’s scoring with 14 points on Friday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jeremiah McLean sails in for a layup for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ricardo Perez scores to cut West’s lead to 19-12.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Dylan Bates had three 3-pointers for South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Chase Carroll pulls down a rebound for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Diamond Judkins (10) scores in the third quarter for the Lady Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jordyn Brown moves in for a late basket for the South girls.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Janay McDonald takes aim on a 3-pointer for South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Kennedy Byrd sets up a play in a narrow loss at West Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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