Sunday, January 16, 2022
Boys Basketball: Princeton Comes Back To Defeat Eastern Wayne (PHOTO GALLERY)

Boys Basketball: Princeton Comes Back To Defeat Eastern Wayne (PHOTO GALLERY)

Princeton used a big fourth quarter to come back and defeat Eastern Wayne 61-55 in Neuse Six 2A Conference action on Wednesday evening.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first few minutes of the game, but Eastern Wayne battled back and trimmed Princeton’s lead down to 16-12 at the end of the first quarter.

With the score tied 18-18 early in the second quarter, a three-pointer from Julien Silvestri put Eastern Wayne up 21-18. The second quarter continued to be a back-and-forth game, and the Warriors had a 32-27 lead at halftime.

Eastern Wayne continued to hold off Princeton throughout the third quarter and led 45-38 going into the fourth quarter.

Princeton finally managed to get over the hump in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Bulldogs 23-10 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback.

Aden Taylor paced the Bulldogs offense with 20 points. Jake Crocker added 12 points and 11 rebounds, Peyton Mitchell contributed 12 points.

Albert Brown scored a team-high 16 points for Eastern Wayne, while Silvestri finished with 11 points.

Princeton (4-3 overall) entertains Goldsboro (5-4) on Friday in another key conference matchup, while Eastern Wayne (3-9) hosts Kinston (8-0) on Thursday.

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