The newcomer Hinson, a sophomore forward who’s averaging 27.5 points in two games (55 points), helped the Golden Tornadoes (1-1) build a commanding 26-5 lead after one quarter of play. Shemar Barfield and Luke Hunt joined Hinson in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Fairmont hosts Hoke County Thursday in a rematch of last week’s showstopper in Raeford. The Bucks won the first meeting, 84-71.
Raiders get best of Mustangs
ROWLAND — Richmond County’s Raheem Bowden was too much for the South Robeson boys, scoring 21 points to lead the Raiders over the home Mustangs, 69-43. South Robeson (0-2) struggled to find consistent scoring — no Mustang reached double-digits — against the lengthy Raiders inside.
Zachary Thomas finished with a team-high eight points. On the girls side, South Robeson squandered a second-half lead to get edged by Richmond, 56-53. Aterria Quick shouldered the Lady Mustangs (1-1) with a game-high 27 points. Kivana Keane led the Lady Raiders with 11.
Swett swept by Trojans
FAYETTEVILLE — James Chavis’ 16 points wasn’t enough for the Purnell Swett boys in their 71-51 road loss to Pine Forest. Swett (1-2) fell into a 19-5 hole after the first quarter and never recovered. Mitchell Hill added 11 points for the Rams.
Vince Ray and Travis McEachern paced Pine Forest (3-0) with 14 and 13 points, respectively. The Swett girls, meanwhile, fell to the Trojans, 64-35. Jamie Bird finished with a team-high eight points for the Lady Rams (1-2). Ashley May netted a game-high 18 for Pine Forest.