No Tony Byers this time as Bishop turns back Bessemer City boys in Round One of the State 1-A Playoffs: Toomey burns up the nets for 49 points

Posted by Andy Durham on February 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm under High School | 5 Comments to Read

NCHSAA 1A Playoffs

Bishop 11 13 18 31 73
Bessemer City 10 9 16 22 57

Bishop Scoring
Aaron Toomey 49
Kevin Weckworth 6
Atticus Lum 6
Mike Banks 4
Josh Rathburn 4
Steve Marrujo 2
Daniel McClurg 2

Bessemer City Scoring
Lipscomb 17
Wilson 13
Mackey 9
Williams 6
Adams 4
Coleman 3
Ross 3
Curry 2

Aaron Toomey 5 rebs, 5 assists
Daniel McClurg 6 rebs

Bishop rode its star Aaron Toomey’s 49 points to the win. A grind it out game in the first half, Bishop plodded along to the five point halftime lead. In the pivotal third quarter, 5 players for Bishop scored to push the lead to seven going into the fourth. In the final period, it was all Toomey as he put the Villains on his back to post 25 points in the fourth quarter, to Bessemer City’s 22 as a team.

Bishop will face conference foe East Surry on Wednesday night in Kernervsille for the third time this season. Game time unknown yet, dependent on unknown girls game result.

Bishop 17-10
Bessemer City 14-11

Josh Thompson
Bishop McGuinness Basketball

  • Are you a witness? said,

    I was at the game tonight. Aaron is an absolute machine. He hustles, he makes plays, he scores, he plays phenomenal defense
    people say he’s not big enough to play D1. Tonight he made multiple jumpers over 6-5 opponents and an
    absolutely incredible three point play whe being basically tackled by a huge 6-5 240 guy. Any college would be
    lucky to have him

  • wake fan said,

    Now, there’s a name form the past—takes us back to the days when we had two public school athletic associations—now, there’s no way to keep the nchssa honest—-those were some good years for albemarle, thomasville, hickory, marion, etc.

  • Andy said,

    Good days indeed with more men like Skip Brown, Jerry Schellenberger, Rod Griffin, Gilbert McGregor, Norwood Todman and others…..Even to days of a kid from down East named Delaney Rudd……Wake names that can kindle and stir the cockles of your heart….

  • Mike Helms said,

    You are correct, those were the glory days. We even got together for years playing softball in the triad ( Jerry was one of the best for Poindexter Lumber in W-S ) and playing basketball at central YMCA in Greensboro or in HP or W-S. Great days and I remember a lot of the old timers who played there for years.

  • Andy said,

    Mike, you are a big part of that rich and storied Wake Forest basketball tradition and you have battled over the years and come out a winner and you deserve your spot up front in the lineup……

    Keep up the faith and fight the good fight….