Local Roundup: Pirates, Falcons split SAC contests

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Lumberton boys basketball team held a first-quarter and halftime lead over Seventy-First, but the Falcons held off the Pirates over the final 16 minutes to secure a 78-74 Sandhills Athletic Conference win at home.

Junior forward Kwashek Breeden led Lumberton with 23 points, including 18 points in the second half. Other scoring for Lumberton came from Braylan Grice with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Jordan McNeill with 13 points. Steph Lloyd had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Lumberton led by seven points after the first period and one point at halftime in the contest. Brion McLaurin led the Falcons with 28 points.

In the girls game, Lumberton topped Seventy-First, 62-54. London Thompson had 19 points, eight steals, eight assists, seven rebounds and Madison Canady had 17 points and seven rebounds. Rachel O’Neil had 16 points as well for Lumberton.

In other Sandhills Athletic Conference action, the Pinecrest girls topped Purnell Swett 49-40 at home. The Pinecrest boys held Purnell Swett to 11 points in the second half in its 80-41 win.

Red Springs takes two at East Columbus

LAKE WACCAMAW — The Red Springs boys and girls basketball teams both came away victorious on the road at East Columbus in a Three Rivers Conference doubleheader.

In the opener, the Red Springs girls won 38-30 with Katelyn Culbreth scoring eight points and Tariah Ferguson adding seven points.

The Red Devils won the boys game 78-43 behind a solid second half. Red Springs outscored the Gators 51-27 in the second half.

Leading the way offensively for Red Springs was Caleel Mitchell with 16 points and five assists. Also for Red Springs was Monte’ Wilkerson with 14 points and eight assists, Eriq McByrde with 11 points and Marcus Monroe with 10 points and five rebounds.

St. Pauls sweeps on the road at South Columbus

TABOR CITY — In the girls contest, T.J. Eichelberger scored 19 points to lead St. Pauls to a 42-35 win over South Columbus. The win is the fourth of the year for the Lady Bulldogs to surpass their win total from a season ago.

The St. Pauls boys beat South Columbus 63-52 to secure the sweep.

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