CFNN Reporters Ansley Thomas and Ivey Cokor
The Cape Fear Basketball team has been busy since the holiday break ended. They have won four straight and are looking to challenge for a top spot in the United 8 Conference.
The Colts have been traditionally strong in the second half of the season, and it looks like this team is no different. They are heating up at the right time and players who were injured earlier in the year are healed and ready to contribute.
Cape Fear Shoots Down the Bears
Cape Fear High School’s very own boys basketball team earned their 4th straight win last night, taking down Gray’s Creek 74-34. The Colts now sit alone in 3rd place in the United 8 Conference.
“Our guys have worked hard and been consistent, but we started the season off with a lot of adversity and injuries, so we are now starting to get people healthy and learn to play with each other,” said Head Basketball Coach Alphonza Kee.
The Colts started strong offensively, taking an early lead over the Bears. Cape Fear was just as impressive on defense, stifling Gray’s Creek’s offensive sets and putting early pressure on the Bears.
The boys had to adjust their style of play as Gray’s Creek was intent on jamming up the lanes against low post play. This caused the Colts to rely on shooting from the outside. They were happy to oblige, as they rained three-pointers as a team. Connor Moore hit three in a row from beyond the arc scoring a career high 18 points for the junior.
“Hitting those 3s really brought energy to the game and brought us together,” said Moore.
The win kept the momentum going for the Colts, who took down Southview earlier in the week.
Cape Fear Mauls the Tigers
This past Friday Night, Cape Fear played Southview High and won 80-64. This was an important victory for the Colts to bring home.
The Colts again started strong, ending the first quarter with a big lead 27-7.
Senior Masaun Bryant scored his 1000th point during this game. This is a huge achievement for any player to accomplish during a High School career. The game was briefly stopped to honor Bryant’s spectacular achievement.
“Scoring my 1000th point had been a goal for me since the beginning of the season, so when it happened it felt really good and the feeling from the crowd when they announced it was a great feeling,” said Bryant.
The Tigers made a bid for a comeback and kept the contest close, but the Colts rode out the momentum with a strong 4th quarter, winning by 14.
The win over Southview capped a great week for the Colts, as they took a 55-45 win over Jack Britt on the road and also beat Douglas Byrd 60-17 coming out of the holiday break. The win over Byrd marked the start of their winning streak.
The Colts hit the road down I-95 on Friday night to take on the Pirates of Lumberton High School. Head down the road and help us cheer on our Colts!