South wins pair from West Johnston

by | Feb 10, 2021 | South Johnston

Dylan Bates scores for South Johnston on Tuesday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

South Johnston got a pair of Greater Neuse 3-A Conference varsity basketball wins over visiting West Johnston on Tuesday night as the Trojans followed a 37-33 victory in the girls game with a 54-45 triumph in the boys game.

The Trojans jumped on top 6-0 in the boys game and pushed the advantage to 28-9 during the second quarter in improving to 6-5 overall and 3-4 in league play going into games Friday at Smithfield-Selma.

Jeremiah McLean scored South’s first three baskets and the Trojans never trailed.

The Wildcats (0-9, 0-7) had a 30-25 lead in scoring in the second half. South’s boys completed a season sweep of their neighboring rivals following an earlier 64-52 win at West.

The South girls were on the short end of a 35-33 score at West Johnston on Jan. 22 but got a pair of 3-pointers from Janay McDonald in the second quarter on Tuesday to take a 10-4 lead.

The outcome put the Lady Trojans at 2-9 for the season and 2-5 in the Greater Neuse while the West girls (5-5, 4-3) lost for the third time in four games going into conference matchups at home against East Wake on Friday.

West topped South, 43-38, in the junior varsity boys game.

Jeremiah McLean got the Trojans out to an early lead.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Chase Norris puts up a shot in South’s 54-45 win over West.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Brayden Barefoot scores for the Trojans and draws a foul.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

C.J. Redmond controls a loose ball for South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Tay Watson launches a shot from beyond the arc for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ricardo Perez goes to the hoop in the first half for South.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Tay Watson gets a shot up against a Wildcat defender.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Diamond Judkins goes up for a shot for the Lady Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Katon Blackmon blocks a shot for the South Johnston girls.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Janay McDonald gave the Lady Trojans a lift from long distance.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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