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PCA basketball players win scholarships, Terra Ceia sweeps Hobgood – Washington Daily News

The boys from Pungo Christian Academy finished second in the Doug Cobbs scholarship tournament last weekend at Ridgecroft School in Ahoskie.

Southampton Academy, Northeast Academy, Lawrence Academy, Halifax Academy and Albemarle School competed with the Raiders and the host school in the tournament that honors former Ridgecroft athletic director and coach Doug Cobbs.

Each school nominated two student-athletes to apply and be interviewed for two scholarships.

PCA senior Cora Blaine Noble took home a prize of $ 2,000 and her classmate Wilson Sawyer won $ 1,500.

On the court, the Raiders beat Lawrence 54-52 on a Sawyer’s layup with two seconds left. Bo Spencer rebounded from a missed three-point shot, shot an outlet on Davin Cadle, who found Maddox Lee beyond the three-point line. Lee noticed Sawyer wide open under the basket and helped out on the winning bucket.

Lee won the game with 32 points, Sawyer had 10 and eight rebounds, while Cadle had 11 rebounds and eight assists.

The PCA held on for another narrow victory on Thursday, 44-42 over Halifax Academy on Thursday after leading by six with less than a minute to go. Lee led all scorers with 13 points. Drew Van Staalduinen added 10 points and 8 rebounds, while Sawyer added 10 rebounds.

Ridgecroft dominated Friday’s championship game 64-29 as Lee collected 14 points.

Sawyer and Cadle were named to the tournament’s all-star squad as the Raiders raised their record to 4-3.

Meanwhile, the Terra Ceia boys are 3-3 after a 76-55 win over Hobgood Academy in the home opener with two games remaining before the holidays.

Senior Elijah Shelton exploded for 40 points in the win, while his classmate Hayden Bowen had 23.

The Knights’ women’s team ended the 2021 part of the schedule with a 50-16 loss to Hobgood.

Senior Carley James scored 21 points while Lakin Van Essendelft added 10.