Last Friday, Cape Fear Boys Basketball finished up their regular season with a win over Gray’s Creek. The Colts ended the season with a winning record of 14-8.
The win marked the fourth in a row for the Colts. The winning streak comes at the perfect time for the team as they prepare for the conference tournament and the playoffs..
The team secured a third place finish in the United 8 Conference for the second season in a row. This assured Cape Fear a spot in the state playoffs for the second consecutive season. This continued success has been a trademark of Colt basketball for the last several years, along with finishing the season on a hot streak. These have translated to several deep playoff runs for the Colts in recent years.
The Colts beat the Bears 75-60, maintaining the lead throughout all four quarters.
Jeremiah Melvin led all scorers with a whopping 22 points. The Colts were able to finish on top with Melvin’s hot shooting and tough defense. The Junior forward found himself open several times throughout the night, and he happily obliged by racking up the points.
Masaun Bryant chipped in 16 of his own to add to the Colts’ tally, Arrington Kee and Connor “Money” Moore each chipped in 14 points to ensure the Cape Fear win. Moore has become a popular figure with Colt fans due to his accurate three-point shooting and hustle.
Cape Fear started the night by building an early lead, from which they would never look back. The hot shooting Colts smoothly took care of the Bears as they eyed a playoff spot with a win.
The Colts also featured their trademark hustle and physical defense. This was evident early on as Cape Fear built their lead.
The Colts will next take the court to play in the conference tournament. Their first game will be against South View on Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. at Lumberton. If they win they will continue on to the semifinals on Thursday.
The Colts also have a definite playoff appearance in which they will be playing the following week.
“In order to make a deep run in the playoffs, we need to be able to have the opportunity to play against good teams in the conference tournament to prepare us and we need to take care of the basketball, rebound, and defend.”, said Head Coach, Alphonza Kee.
Cape Fear Boys Basketball will be playoff bound on Tuesday February 21st, stay tuned to find out where our Colts will play!