Fairmont boys stay perfect, Lady Mustangs bounce back

By: Staff report

Williams posts double-double as Fairmont boys stay perfect

Behind a double-double from Alshaquan Williams, the Fairmont boys basketball team claimed an 87-78 win over rival South Robeson on Thursday night, improving to 13-0 on the season.

Williams scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Golden Tornadoes (13-0, 8-0 TRC), who fought off the pesky Mustangs (3-12, 2-6) with several scoring runs.

Jarique Moore dropped 16 points to go with six steals, throwing down a dunk that capped an 8-0 run at the end of the third quarter to give the Fairmont some breathing room.

Julius Caulder’s shooting from behind the arch also helped the Golden Tornadoes maintain the lead. The junior knocked down five 3-pointers en route to a 17-point performance. Isaiah Inman scored 15 points as the fourth Fairmont player to finish in double figures.

Davonte Banks scored a game-best 27 points to lead the Mustangs, with Caleb Hunt dropping 18 and Johnny Pipken adding 16 points.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday, with Fairmont hosting Whiteville and South Robeson playing host to St. Pauls.

Lady Mustangs use early run to hold off Fairmont

The South Robeson girls basketball team bounced back from a tough home loss to claim a 46-35 victory over Fairmont on Thursday.

A’Terria Quick scored a game-high 18 points for South Robeson (11-5, 6-2 TRC), with Desaree Dunham contributing 15. Nytia Lewis grabbed 14 rebounds and Quick finished with seven rebounds and three blocks.

After Marsha Clewis hit a basket to give Fairmont (4-9, 2-6 TRC) a 13-11 lead, the Lady Mustangs exploded for a 14-0 run to widen the margin and never looked back.

Destiny McMillian had nine points to pace the Golden Tornadoes.

Staff report