Before a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday, four of the county’s six boys and girls basketball teams were in action last week, with mixed results.
Union Pines boys, girls swept by South View
After a season opening win over Montgomery Central, the Vikings dropped to 1-1 on the young campaign with a 85-72 loss to South View last week. Senior Trent Hilburn led the way for Union Pines, scoring 31 points on 10-of-25 shooting from the field. He was 4-of-8 from three-point range and had 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Junior Aiden Leonard was also in double figures with 11 points, adding 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Sophomore Kingsley Donaldson was the leading rebounder for the Vikings with 10.
The Union Pines girls also fell to South View, 48-32, falling to 0-2 on the season.
Pinecrest boys start season on right foot
The Pinecrest boys got the basketball season started off strong, including a home win over Jack Britt by a 56-49 score. Fresh off an all-conference award on the football field, Elijah Melton got things going on the hardwood. The junior forward scored in double figures in the game, including four impressive dunks that got the crowd into a frenzy.
Pinecrest girls fall to 0-2
The Pinecrest girls are still looking for their first win on the season. After a loss to Hough in the opener, the Patriots fell to Jack Britt, 55-43. Junior Zanodiya McNair led the way with 19 points. Senior Ava Depenbrock was leading rebounder, with 5, and junior Madison Bartlett dished out a pair of assists.
North Moore opens basketball play this week.