Dulin makes more history for South Davie boys

Published 3:36 am Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Noah Dulin had already made South Davie history in early December. He was at it again last week. Now Dulin and only one other player in South’s middle school history have scored 30-plus points in a game twice.

Dulin and Draeton Nance pumped in 18 points each as the Tigers overpowered visiting Wesleyan Christian Academy, 58-43, on Jan. 17.

Dulin, Nance, Owen Parker, Cameron Knox, Luke Foster and Jayden Warren took turns scoring as South blitzed the Trojans 22-3 in the opening quarter.

Parker and Warren finished with six each. Anderson Branham and Knox had three, while Foster and James Mayfield had two.

SD 67, ND 23

One day later, the Tigers rocked visiting North Davie. That’s when Dulin joined Drew Absher as the only guys to hit the 30-point mark twice. Against Millennium on Dec. 5, Dulin scored 38 – two from the program record – to become the 10th Tiger to score 30 in a game. He went for 34 against the Wildcats, hitting 12 of 16 field goals, 4 of 8 3-pointers and raising his average to 19.8. In case you’re wondering, Absher had 37 and 31 in a pair of games in 2004-05.

Nance and Warren had eight apiece as South raced to a 40-14 halftime lead before extending the margin to 60-23 in the third. Knox had seven. Jayce Bentley, who missed the first 12 games with a football injury, debuted with five. Talan Andrade and Parker had three and two, respectively.

The red-hot Tigers (11-2) pushed their winning streak to 11. Their average winning margin during the streak is 27.7.

Meanwhile, it was another rough outing for the Wildcats (6-5), who were coming off a 32-point loss to Ellis. Edarius Oliver paced North with seven. Blake French had five and Wyatt Harwood three. Getting two each were Ty Greene, Will Carter, Carter Cornett and Mack Ridenhour.

Ellis 76, MC 9

Ellis had two breezy wins last week, starting with a 67-point blowout at Millennium Charter on Jan. 17. Millennium has absorbed more than its share of beatings, losing by 24 to North Davie, by 74 to South Davie and by 49 to Ellis in the first meeting.

Twelve Jaguars cracked the scoring column. They were Cannon Smith (12), Brandon Forrest (12), Ben Reid (10), Braxton Bowling (10), Weston Barefoot (eight), Mason Driver (six), Zaheim Reese (four), J’sierre Arnold (four), Aiden Horton (four), Brady Hall (two), Max Cornatzer (two) and Dashes DesNoyers (two).

Ellis 54, Canterbury 21

Two days later on the road, the Jaguars rung up their sixth victory by 30-plus points.

Bowling and Reid combined for 18 as Ellis (10-2) bolted to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.

Bowling paced 10 scorers with 17 points. Forrest had eight, Reid seven, Reese seven, Horton five, Cornatzer three, Arnold two, DesNoyers two, Colin Harrison two and Graham Weaver 1.