Manteo takes two at Cape Hatteras

Published 2:49 am Thursday, December 20, 2018

Manteo High captured two varsity basketball wins at Cape Hatteras Friday, Dec. 7.

Manteo’s boys varsity defeated Cape Hatteras 69 to 34.

Manteo’s varsity girls team took the game with Cape Hatteras 37 to 24.

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However, Cape Hatteras boys junior varsity won against Manteo 50 to 43.

In both varsity games, standout scoring stars for Manteo led teams to wins.

In the girls game, Genesis Gregory, a dominating center, scored 18 points. Her teammate Skylar Williamson scored 14 and Logan Saunders, 5. In all, 14 girls entered the game for Manteo. For Cape Hatteras, the high scorer was Haley Quidley with 9.

In the boys varsity game, Darren Saunders scored 22 points connecting on 6 of 9 from three point range and two field goals. Saunders was named Player of the Game for Manteo.

Calveon Rice also scored in double digits for Manteo, connecting for 11 points. Some 13 players entered the game for Manteo. The team connected on 11 from three-point range, almost half the Manteo’s final score.

In both varsity games, Manteo scooted out front in the first quarter. In the boys game, Manteo led 16 to 7 after the first 8 minutes. In the girls game, Manteo was out front 9 to 1. Both Manteo teams dominated court play for the remainder of the contests.