The Conference A Champion Littlefield Lady Hornets captured the Robeson County girls middle school title Wednesday. Players include Alysia Patel, London Thompson, Trinity McBryde, Kadesia Davis, Jimmia Stephens, Gia Williams, Sierra Foley, Taylor Smith, Jada Stewart, Mariah Pratt, Sequoia McMillian, Destiny Hardin. Head Coach Julius Meekins. | Contributed Photo
The Townsend Eagles captured Robeson County's boys middle school championship Wednesday night in Maxton defeating Orrum, 53-40. Players include Caleel Mitchell, Monte Wilkerson, Dedric McEachern, Karon Coleman, Deshawn Gibson, Elisha Locklear, Dejour Bethea, Trayquil Bethea, Dondre Pankey, Zidderal Staton, Ritchie McCrimmon, Tavion Atkinson, Eric Graham. | Contributed Photo
The Orrum Raiders, led by a game-high 21 points from Elijah Hinson, were outscored 13-0 over the final four minutes of Wednesday's loss to Townsend.
Players include Jakob Locklear, Halijah McLean, Derrick Arnette, Elijah Hinson, Julius Caulder, Jordan Edwards, Correy Addison, Randy Floyd, Zach Parker, Christian Stallings, Seth Thorndyke, Sidney McKeithan, Shanquise Wright. Head Coach Shannon Nance, Assistant Coach Dean McLean.
MAXTON — Local rivals Townsend and Orrum went head-to-head for the fourth time this season Wednesday night in Maxton, but this time, the meeting was for Robeson County's boys middle school championship.
Fueled by a 19-point effort from Tavion Atkinson and near flawless execution down the stretch, Townsend captured the title, 53-40, to finish 15-1 this season. Over the final 4:34, the Eagles ended the contest on a 13-0 run and never looked back after Karon Coleman's putback broke a 40-all deadlock.
Townsend led by as many as 11 in the first half before Derrick Arnette's 3-pointer at the buzzer pulled Orrum within six at intermission. Leading scorer Elijah Hinson finished with a game-high 21 points for the Raiders who won 14 of 17 games this season.
Townsend is coached by Tevon Williams, Chris Mitchell and Mark McEachern.Littlefield defense tightens for title
The girls basketball team at Littlefield has focused its attention to defense throughout the season and during Wednesday's middle school championship against Prospect, saved its best effort for last.
The Lady Hornets held Prospect to a single field goal through three quarters and finished the season with a perfect 16-0 record during a 34-14 win.
Sierra Foley led Littlefield with nine points but it was the Lady Hornets' collective effort on defense that secured the crown. Prospect's first basket came 30 seconds into the second quarter on a Patience Epps layup, but from there, Littlefield took control. Prospect finishes 15-1 this season.