C.B. Aycock attempted to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit in its game against New Bern on Thursday night, but despite their best efforts, the Golden Falcons could not topple the Bears.
The Bears came out firing and held off the Golden Falcons for 47-38, Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference victory.
The Golden Falcons were down 11-2 just minutes into the game, but they used an 11-2 run of their own, which included two three-pointers from Jaidyne Dunn, to tie the game 13-13.
But the Bears ended the first quarter with a short 5-0 run to take a 17-13 lead.
In the second quarter, the Bears limited C.B. Aycock to just six points, and New Bern extended its lead to 31-19 at halftime.
The third quarter featured more spirited effort from the Golden Falcons as they limited New Bern to six points, but New Bern still led 37-19 going into the fourth quarter.
The Bears faltered briefly in the middle of the fourth quarter when a three-pointer by Malijah Dixon and a free throw by Ashton Peronzini closed the gap to 41-33.
However, with just over two minutes left to play, the Bears answered with a basket from Daquan Pate, which sealed the game.
Dunn led the Golden Falcons with 14 points. Trever Reid added 12 points, while Dixon added five points.
C.B. Aycock (4-5 overall) will next host J.H. Rose (5-3) on Tuesday.