Saturday, July 02, 2022
Boys Basketball: WCDS Storms Back To Beat Wake Academy Homeschool (PHOTO GALLERY)

Boys Basketball: WCDS Storms Back To Beat Wake Academy Homeschool (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wake County Academy Homeschool let an 11-point lead slip away throughout the second half, and Wayne Country Day took advantage for a 98-83 win on its home floor on Friday night.

The Wolves opened the game with a scoring flurry that led to a 25-18 lead after one quarter.

By the time the intermission came, the Wolves’ lead was 35-44.

A three-pointer from Wake County’s Thomas Harbour to open the second half seemed to put the game well in-hand for the visitors, but the Chargers would not go away, and they turned the tables on the Wolves in the second half.

Trailing 49-39 early in the third quarter, Wayne Country Day turned up the pressure on both ends of the floor.

The result was a 29-13 run that gave Wayne Country Day a 68-62 lead at the end of the third quarter. 

The Chargers stayed hot in the fourth quarter and outscored Wake County 30-21 in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory.

Mike Best led the Chargers with 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.

Wayne Country Day also had three players finish the game with double-doubles, Jaden Cooper had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Vante Hutcherson scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, while Dre Ervin contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds in the win.

Carlos Raven added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Wayne Country Day (16-2 overall) visits Coastal Plains Conference foe Wayne Christian (8-7) on Tuesday.