Hilliard and Jones lead Asheboro over Southeast Guilford

Posted by Andy Durham on November 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

SEG Falcons fall twice to Asheboro Blue Comets in LA…(Lower Asheboro, homeskillet of Chris Kelly from ROCK92.)

from www.courier-tribune.com:

ASHEBORO — There were times when it got ragged, but the end result was the same in both games as Asheboro High School opened its basketball season at home against former Mid-Piedmont Conference member Southeast Guilford.

The Blue Comets surged ahead of the Falcons early and built a large lead they held throughout in a 62-52 victory for the boys. That completed the sweep after the girls squad managed to hang on in a precarious finish for a 63-55 win in the opener.

Asheboro’s boys steadily added to its lead through the first eight minutes, leading 17-12 heading into the second period. But it was at the end of the half where the Blue Comets made their mark.

Saegan Hilliard hit a 3-pointer and finished a 9-point run with a jumper after baskets by Chris Pratt and Nigel Shamburger. Tevin Johnson’s runner by SEG ended the run, but AHS (1-0) led by 10 at the break.

“I thought they played hard and competed throughout,” AHS coach Brian Nance said. “That’s going to have to be our mark this year.”

Dayshun Jones then helped put the finishing touches on the win, scoring 14 of his team-high 22 points in the second half as AHS’ lead hit as many as 19, hovering around 15-17 until Nance cleared his bench and the Falcons scored late to cut the final margin.

Hilliard finished with 21 points and Pratt added nine.

Asheboro over Southeast Guilford(1-1) in girl’s action 63-55…..


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