Warriors fall flat after McEachern second half surge


Nadya Awino

Last night, the Warriors battled the McEachern Indians at home. Senior point guard DJ Render shooting a three-pointer in the third quarter. Even though NC put forth their best efforts, the Indians brought home another victory, ending the game 64-42. The Warriors are now 7-3 in the region.

Andrew Lubbers, Sports editor

Varsity basketball hung tough initially, but eventually fell to first-place McEachern, 64-42 on Tuesday night, January 26.

Trailing 33-24 at the half, McEachern outscored NC 31-18 over the final 16 minutes, coasting to its 17th victory of the season.

Leading after trading baskets in the game’s initial minutes, the Indians’ three-point shot became too deadly for NC to overcome, leaving the Warriors in a nine-point hole at halftime.

Despite the loss, NC still remains in second place in the region and will need to take care of Harrison on senior night this Friday to stay there as Kennesaw Mountain only sits one game back.

“Senior night is gonna be an emotional night,” senior captain and guard Ricky Shearman said. “Playing on our home court for potentially the last time is gonna be hard. We gotta protect our house one last time.”