NC basketball soars in win over Hawks


Nadya Awino

On Friday night, the Warriors battled the Hillgrove Hawks, a team now 2-6 after losing to North Cobb. Guard Myles Pond (#3) sinking a three-pointer in the second quarter of the game. Despite their best efforts, the Hawks were defeated by the Warriors 56-50.

Andrew Lubbers, Sports editor

Senior forward Kenny Ume once again led the way as varsity boys basketball extended its win streak to five and remained undefeated in region play with Friday night’s 56-50 victory over the Hillgrove Hawks.

NC trailed by 10 after a low-scoring first quarter, but cut the Hawks lead to just one at the half and took a lead in the third quarter which they would never relinquish. Ume tallied another double-double, adding to his stellar start to the season, scoring 22 points and snatching 15 rebounds, including three “and-1” conversions.

Senior point guard Ricky Shearman totaled 10 points and four assists, and took two charges.

NC (5-3) will battle for region supremacy Monday night as they will square off against McEachern (6-1), who also sports an unblemished in-conference record, in Powder Springs.

“They’re a good team,” Ume said. “We were able to beat them at their place last year, hopefully we can do it again.”