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)