The Bulldogs (3-9, 2-0) took the lead for good in the third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 13-4. Jhamel Leonard and Antonio Henderson led the victory with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
St. Pauls’ trio of Alexis Roberson, Bianca Palazzola and Tia Glover combined for 46 of the Bulldogs’ 63 points in the doubleheader opener. Roberson scored a season-high 20 on the strength of three 3-pointers. Despite a 26-point effort from LaDavis McMillian, the Lady Mustangs dropped to 0-12 with the loss.
Red Springs boys nab first win, girls fall
Jameson Baker filled up the stat sheet, posting a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double along with six assists, leading the Red Springs boys to their first win of the season, a 68-61 home victory over East Columbus in Three Rivers Conference action.
“It feels good,” Red Springs coach Glenn Patterson said. He said his Red Devils had their two best practices of the season Wednesday and Thursday. “For the first time we had everybody together at practice. We were able to really work. I thought they did a great job executing tonight.”
Jaqwan McLaurin added 15 points for Red Springs (1-11)
On the girls side, East Columbus disrupted Red Springs’ shot at a win in the conference opener Friday night, beating the Lady Red Devils on the road, 41-25.
Red Springs dropped to 6-7 with the loss and didn’t have a player reach double figures. Jasmine Murchison scored a team-high nine points.
Fairmont boys win league opener
Draquine Floyd penciled in a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, helping Fairmont grab an 80-67 road win in its Three Rivers Conference opener Friday.
Charlton Townsend added a near double-double of nine points and 10 rebounds while Jarrod Neal chipped in 18 points and six steals for Fairmont (9-4).
The Fairmont girls results were not available at press time.