Cape Hatteras varsity teams win Friday night games

Published 3:13 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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On Friday night Feb. 12, both Cape Hatteras varsity basketball teams defeated opponents.

In a buzzer beater, the Cape Hatteras boys varsity defeated Bear Grass 49-48, while Cape Hatteras girls varsity defeated Manteo 42-40.

The Cape Hatteras boys trailed by four at the half and 10 at the end of the third quarter.

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In the fourth, the Hurricanes went on a scoring binge and tied the score at 41 with just over three minutes 20 seconds left in the game.

Bear Grass went ahead 43-41. Cape Hatteras tied.

Bear Grass scored two field goals and a free throw to pull ahead 48 to 43. Victor Caldera connected at the free line for Cape Hatteras.

With 9 seconds left, Kaleb Spake hit a three pointer to bring Cape Hatteras to within one, 48-47. Cape Hatteras fouled. For Bear Grass, Bryce Carlisle missed the front end of a one and one.

For Cape Hatteras, Kaleb Spake pulled down the rebound and brought it up court. He passed to Osmar Padilla. Spake broke for the basket. Padilla made a great pass in heavy traffic.

Spake pushed the ball up and over defender Brandon Arrants. The ball swished the net just as the buzzer sounded.

Padilla was the Hurricanes leading scorer with 16, including a trio of threes. Spake, also with a trio of threes, scored 13 and Charlie Conner hit for 11. For Bear Grass, Logan Coltrain also make a trio of three-pointers.

It was a great win for Cape Hatteras seniors Charlie Conner and Kaleb Spake and Victor Caldera on Senior Night.


Manteo’s Erica Bailey (No. 23) waits for the basketball in a game against Cape Hatteras Secondary Feb. 12, 2012, in Buxton. Bailey led all scorers with 16 points. Despite her points, Cape Hatteras defeated Manteo 42-40. M.H. Goodloe-Murphy photo

The Cape Hatteras girls played Manteo instead of the Bear Grass team, which was quarantined.

Trailing by three at the end of the first, the Lady Hurricanes led by three at the half and five at the end of the third quarter.

Manteo pushed in the fourth quarter. With 18 seconds left, Cape Hatteras led 40 to 38.

With 12 seconds left, Hannah Curcio went to the free line for 1 and 1. She made the first. She made the second to push Cape Hatteras to a 42-38 lead. Manteo’s Erica Bailey made the game’s last score. Cape Hatteras won the game 42-40.

Bailey led all scorers with 16 points. For Cape Hatteras, Kylie Phillips scored a dozen, as did Brianna Fordham for Manteo.