Photo and article from Laieke Abebe
Both C.B. Aycock basketball teams got the job done on Friday night at Goldsboro.
In the girls’ game, the Golden Falcons used a huge fourth-quarter run to pull away and win, 47-28. The Cougars were outscored 17-2 in the final eight minutes against their county foes.
Goldsboro (0-3) remains winless on the young season while C.B Aycock (3-2) completed the season sweep.
Destiny Mason led the way with 19 points while Laci Best added 11 for the visitors. Precious Williams led Goldsboro with 11 points and Nashiyah Williams added eight.
In a wild boys matchup, the Golden Falcons rallied from down 14 in the second half to force overtime and eventually win, 91-81 over the Cougars.
Goldsboro lost leading scorer Ta’Korrie Faison late in the first half after being ejected for his second technical foul. However, the Cougars stayed the course and built a double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter. Taj Joyner and Justice Wooten led the charge for the home team.
Meanwhile, although they struggled in the early stages of the second half, the Golden Falcons responded. D.J. Prince hit a three to give the Golden Falcons a two-point lead with less than a minute left.
However, he was called for a technical foul in the process and Wooten hit both free throws to tie it at 74. Goldsboro would have the final shot of regulation, but as Wooten was taking the go-ahead layup, a timeout was called with seven seconds remaining.
The Cougars didn’t get a shot off and the game would go to overtime. Kris Reid scored off the jump ball and the Golden Falcons wouldn’t trail again. Jaidyne Dunn capped off the night with an emphatic dunk to send the road team into celebration.
D.J. Prince had 21 points, all in the fourth quarter and overtime, Dunn had 16 of his 19 in the second half, and Kam Prince added 19 for the Golden Falcons. Wooten led the Cougars with 22 while Joyner added 21 and Faison finished with 15.
C.B. Aycock travels to face in-county opponent Rosewood while the Goldsboro girls host former conference opponent Wallace Rose-Hill. The Cougar boys will travel to St. Pauls Friday.