Eastern Randolph boys claim tourney title

SANFORD – It was quite a week for Eastern Randolph’s basketball teams.

The Wildcats won three games in the Lee County Christmas Classic in boys’ basketball to capture the tournament championship.

Eastern Randolph nipped host Lee County 81-77, rolled past Western Harnett 103-47 and then took down Middle Creek 75-68 in the championship game.

Eastern Randolph senior Pierce Leonard, shown here earlier this season, had scoring games of 10, 11 and 12 points in the Lee County Christmas Classic. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

That pushed the Wildcats’ record to 10-1. Eastern Randolph won eight games all of last season.

Davonte Brooks scored 17 vs. Lee County, 42 points vs. Western Harnett and 29 points vs. Middle Creek. He grabbed 22 rebounds in the Western Harnett game and had 16 boards in the title game. Those were all part of a three-day effort that resulted in his selection as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

All-tournament selection Timothy Brower of Eastern Randolph had games of 15 points, 16 points and 21 points.

In girls’ basketball at Manteo, Eastern Randolph went on the road and toppled previously undefeated Manteo 60-43 behind Brecken Snotherly’s 28 points.

By Randolph Record