Kinston’s Reggie Bullock gave his future coach a glimpse of what he’s made of at Friday’s 3-A boys’ basketball Eastern Regional in Minges Coliseum.
Bullock, a 6-foot-7 junior forward who has already committed to play for North Carolina, scored a team-high 28 points and converted a pivotal rebound and putback with about 10 seconds left to play to lead the Vikings over Greensboro Dudley, 67-64, with UNC coach Roy Williams watching on press row.
With his club clinging to a 65-64 lead, Bullock rebounded a missed free throw by teammate Victor Holloway and hit a layup that produced the final score.
Dudley’s P.J. Hairston, a 6-6 sophomore who is also being recruited by the Tar Heels, took the Panthers’ final inbounds pass and was racing upcourt for a 3-point try that could have tied the game. But Viking Josh Benoit stole the ball from Hairston near the halfcourt stripe and dribbled out the clock to seal the victory for Kinston (27-3), which will play Northern Guilford tonight at 7 for the regional title.
Hairston led all players with 29 points, but 20 of those came in the second quarter. Reggie Dillard, a freshman, added 16 points for the Panthers (26-4).
Dallas Best scored 18 points for the Vikings and Holloway recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
Northern Guilford 79
Northern Guilford dominated Bertie in virtually every phase of the game en route to its blowout victory over Bertie in Friday’s first game at Minges.
The Nighthawks led by just two points â€” 28-26 â€” at halftime, but NG guard Michael Neal sparked a 16-5 run to start the second half and Neal’s layup with 3:18 left in the third quarter gave the Nighthawks (28-3) a 44-31 lead.
The Nighthawks continued to build on their lead and went ahead 79-47 â€” their biggest lead of the night â€” in the game’s dying minutes on a Justin Mitchell layup.
Neal led all players with 20 points while Frye added 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Northern Guilford.
from Tony Castleberry at reflector.com