Cape Hatteras basketball teams win three over Columbia

Published 6:01 am Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cape Hatteras Secondary’s basketball teams chalked up a trio of big wins against Columbia High.

The Hurricanes varsity boys team defeated the Wildcats 64-54.

The Lady Hurricanes delivered a 53-15 blow.

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The Junior Varsity Hurricanes topped Columbia 70-55.

The varsity boys game was a long distance shoot-out. Cape Hatteras scored 9 triples. Columbia swished the three-point net 8 times. Both sides played well with single-digit turnover numbers.

Cape Hatteras took a 17-9 first quarter lead and widened the lead to 37-24 at half time. The teams scored closely in the third and Columbia topped Cape Hatteras 17-11 in the fourth.

Top scorer for the boys varsity was Hurricane Dylan Gray with 21 points with a quartet of threes. José Cirisa scored 19 points for Cape Hatteras.

For Columbia, Nasseim Basnight scored 20 points and matched Gray with four threes. Two Columbia players scored 10 points each: Jamon Spencer and Colin Jackson.

In the girls game, Cape Hatteras saw nine girls play. Hitting the high mark in the game was Nyah Machie with 16 points, followed by Lexus Meekins with 11. Columbia’s Kelci Smith scored 9 for her team.

At the last second of the first half, Lady Hurricane Hannah Curcio came just past half court and launched a shot. The ball banked into the net for a thrilling three-pointer.

In the boys junior varsity game, Cape Hatteras outscored Columbia in three quarters, while Columbia bested the Hurricanes in the fourth.

For Columbia, Justice Bowser scored 14. For Cape Hatteras, Victor Caldera scored 26 and Ayden Paddock, 16.

The Cape Hatteras junior varsity has a 7-1 record in conference play.

The games were played Jan. 25.