Close game goes to Cape Hatteras

Published 8:23 am Sunday, February 2, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Cape Hatteras girls and boys varsity basketball teams defeated Mattamuskeet.

In thrilling last minute action, Cape Hatteras defeated the Lakers 49-46.

Cape Hatteras led be four at the end of the first quarter. In the second, Mattamuskeet scored 11 to the Hurricanes 5. The Lakers took a 24-22 half-time lead to the dressing room.

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In the third quarter, the score switched back and forth, with Cape Hatteras tying the score three times. The period ended tied at 37.

The fourth quarter opened with fast and furious basketball with full court running. At first, Mattamuskeet held a 44 to 39 lead. Then, Cape Hatteras went on a scoring binge finishing with a couple of layups. With 1:40 left in the game, Cape Hatteras had a 47-44 lead.

The ball turned over three times with no scores. At 41.5 seconds left, Cape Hatteras called a timeout. On the court, a foul sent Mattamuskeet’s Chase Williford to the line with 19 seconds left. He scored two and closed the score to 47-46. Then Cape Hatteras was fouled and Jasper Morris swished two at the line for the final score, 49-46.

The game’s top scorer was Hurricane Dylan Gray with 20, including a duet of threes. Morris also scored in double digits with 11 as did José Cirisa.

Mattamuskeet’s top scorer was Ivy Burrus with 15 closely followed by Williford at 13.

In the girls game, Cape Hatteras triumphed 61 to 17. The outfront duo of Chloe Flythe and Hannah Curcio instituted fast breaks, initiated with steals.

Lady Hurricane Emma Delmonte was the game’s top scorer with 22 including a quartet of threes. Flythe followed with 18 and Curcio had 10.

The Cape Hatteras boys junior varsity also defeated Mattamuskeet, 59-32.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Cape Hatteras played at Bear Grass Charter. The Hurricanes won 68-47 and the Lady Hurricanes won 55-24.

On Friday, Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke varsity teams play at the Buxton gymnasium. The girls game starts at 6 p.m., followed by the boys.