Facing off on the basketball court for the first time since 2016, C.B. Aycock got the better of county rival Rosewood on Tuesday evening.
Kam Prince scored a game-high 21 points, and the Golden Falcons defeated the Eagles 52-41. It’s the first time in over a decade C.B. Aycock has started the season 3-0.
“It is what it is, and I don’t get too involved in that. I’m happy for the guys, and they’re enjoying it,” C.B. Aycock head coach Anthony Mundle said about the Golden Falcons’ hot start. “The guys came out ready from day one.
“We can’t get too complacent. I told them, ‘we’re 3-0, but in my eyes, tomorrow we’re back to 0-0 and trying to get our first win.’”
C.B. Aycock started the game hot and built up a 9-3 lead late in the first quarter. Rosewood cut the deficit down to 9-5, but a basket from Prince put the Golden Falcons up 11-5 at the end of the first quarter.
A 7-0 run, capped off by Otis Coley’s three-pointer, gave Rosewood a 12-11 lead early in the second quarter, but the Golden Falcons responded with a 13-4 run and led 25-16 at halftime.
“Usually, we worry about teams speeding us up, but in this game, I felt they tried to slow us down,” Mundle said. “We just have to play to our speed and not let other teams control what we do.”
The Golden Falcons outscored the Eagles 13-6 in the third quarter to build up a 38-2 advantage.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles would cut down C.B. Aycock’s lead down to nine points a few times, but Rosewood could not get any closer, and C.B. Aycock held off the Eagles to get the win.
“I just like the way this whole group of guys is playing together. Most of them grew up together, and they’ve been playing together for years, so we let them go out there and be themselves,” Mundle said. “It’s been working for us, and we just have to continue to get better.”
Kris Reid scored 10 points for the Golden Falcons, and J.D. Dunn contributed seven points. Coley ended the game with 19 points, and Micah Cox scored 10 points.
Both teams are back in action tonight. C.B. Aycock travels to Eastern Wayne (0-3), while Rosewood entertains Clayton (1-0).