North Davie boys stumble against Phoenix

Published 1:04 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

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The North Davie boys were missing No. 1 scorer Edarius Oliver, and the Wildcats suffered against Phoenix on Jan. 5, losing 54-29.

North, playing its first game in 21 days, stumbled to 5-3 after entering the break with a four-game winning streak. The game was essentially over after the first quarter as the Phoenix broke out to a 29-8 lead.

“They took us to the woodshed, but our kids never quit,” coach Trevor Gooch said. “We must work on closing out on 3-point jumpers and contesting shots.”

Blake French recorded his third double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Carter Cornett was next with nine points. Ty Greene had five, Tannyr Carrier three and Mack Ridenhour two.

“Blake and Carter both played hard in the post,” Gooch said.