Cape Hatteras and Currituck split basketball wins

Published 7:03 am Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Basketball teams from Cape Hatteras Secondary and Currituck County played in a re-roofed, almost complete gymnasium in Buxton Monday night.

A split decision competition was played.

Cape Hatteras varsity girls defeated Currituck 39-31.

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Currituck’s junior varsity boys team bested Cape Hatteras 57-46.

The varsity girls match-up was low scoring. Currituck led at the end of the first quarter 11 to 8 and extended that lead in the second to 14-8 on a three-pointer by Annabell O’Donnell.

But the second quarter belonged to Cape Hatteras. The team scored 14 points on four three-pointers and a field goal and posted a half time lead 22-14.

Emma Delmonte scored a trio of three-pointers in the second and added another in the fourth. She added the team’s last two points at the foul line and led all scorers with 14 points.

Third quarter action was very slow. Cape Hatteras scored six and Currituck four points.

Action heated up in the fourth. Currituck upped its game scoring 13 points to 11 for Cape Hatteras.

The leading scorer for Currituck was Tyana Peebles with 12 points. For Cape Hatteras, Hannah Curcio also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Cape Hatteras connected on seven shots from three-point range while Currituck posted three. Both teams converted four of nine attempts at the free line.

In the junior varsity game, 14 players entered the game for the Currituck Knights and 11 scored.

The score was tied at 7 at the end of the first eight minutes. Currituck pushed ahead in the second, taking a 26-18 lead to the half time dressing room.

In the third, the Knights added another seven points to the lead.

Cape Hatteras challenged in the last quarter. The Hurricanes scored first on a three from Osmar Padilla. Currituck scored two. Cape Hatteras went on a scoring spree, adding nine points while holding the Knights scoreless. Suddenly, Cape Hatteras had closed the gap. The score was 49-44.

Currituck’s starters reentered the game, scoring eight points to pull comfortably ahead.

Leading scorers for the game were Ayden Paddock with 18 points and Padilla with 15 for the Hurricanes. For the Knights, Jadan Bishop and Makegan Piorkowski both scored a dozen points.

Currituck scored four three-pointers; Cape Hatteras six. At the foul line, Currituck hit six of 19 attempts; Cape Hatteras four of 10. Currituck committed 11 fouls. Cape Hatteras was called for 16 fouls, including three technical fouls.