Wayne Country Day staged a thrilling first half against Trinity Academy of Raleigh on Thursday night.
Unfortunately, the Chargers came up short in the second half and the result was an 89-65 loss to the Tigers.
At the start, the two squads went back and forth in an attempt to take took control of the game.
Trinity Academy had a 20-16 lead early in the first quarter, but Wayne Country Day answered with a 6-0 run, which included Zane Cogdell’s basket with seconds left on the clock, and Wayne Country Day led 22-20 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was similar to the first, but with Wayne Country leading 35-34, the Tigers used a short 5-1 run to take a 39-36 lead at halftime.
A rocky third quarter essentially sealed the Chargers’ fate. The Tigers outscored the Chargers 30-11 in the third quarter, and when the dust settled, the Chargers were down 69-47.
The hole was too big for the Chargers to dig out of, and the Tigers left Goldsboro with the victory.
Collin Tanner, who received his 1,000-point ball before the game, led the Chargers with 20 points. Jordan Cooper added 13 points, while Cogdell finished with 10 points.
Wayne Country Day (16-4 overall) next hosts Parrott Academy (8-9) on Tuesday.