LEGGETT — Even as she made history Monday night SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity girls basketball Sandra Langley preferred to focus on the present — and the future — after her Lady Cougars defeated host North Edgecombe 55-18 in the first round of the Edgecombe County Holiday Classic.
It was 703rd win of Langley’s 40-year career, which gives her one more than Mike Pryor on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s all-time list for girls basketball coaches. More importantly for Langley, it put her Lady Cougars, now 5-4 after their fourth straight win, in the ECHC championship game, which they haven’t won since 2009. (Source: Read more)
LEGGETT — Behind the hot hand of junior Quontellas Norwood, the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to hand host North Edgecombe a 79-56 loss Monday night in the final first-round game of the Edgecombe County Holiday Classic.
The Cougars, now 4-4, will gun for their third straight ECHC crown Tuesday night when they take on Greene Central, a 53-43 victor over Tarboro on Monday, in the final. It will be SouthWest’s fourth straight championship game appearance.
Norwood, a 6-foot-3 forward, scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Cougars outscored the 1-A Two Rivers Conference Warriors (1-6) 50-31 after halftime. Norwood canned back-to-back 3-pointers and sank a midrange jumper to trigger SouthWest’s third-quarter run. (Source: Read more)