The Section varsity boys basketball team’s early-season winning streak now includes a victory over a rival.

The Lions went on the road and handed host Pisgah a 76-66 setback Friday night.

Section (3-1) has now won three consecutive games since a season-opening overtime loss at Asbury.

“This was a quality win for us,” said Section head coach Derek Wynn. “We lost the same type of game vs Asbury were we lead the whole game and lost it end the end. So I feel we’ve gotten a little better and grown some. We were able to handle the pressure of their scoring runs during the fourth quarter. Pisgah is always the toughest place to play, it doesn’t matter what classification you are.”

Section led 15-13 after one quarter before extending its advantage to 35-29 at halftime and 56-46 after three quarters. The Lions made 12 of 18 foul shots in the final period to seal the victory.

“Each time out we want to be better than the game before,” Wynn said. “I think we are progressing and gaining some confidence.”

Logan Patterson scored a game-high 24 points for Section while Alex Guinn netted 20 and Drake McCutchen added 13. 

Nate Cornelison scored 18 points for Pisgah, which also got 15 from Austin Brown and 14 from Tyler Bell.

Skyline 66, Cleveland 33 — At Skyline, the Vikings outscored Cleveland a combined 55-15 in the second and third quarters on the way to a Homecoming win.

Skyline (4-0) trailed the Panthers 11-5 after one quarter before moving in front 34-22 at halftime and 60-26 after three quarters.

Collin Lockard poured in 24 points for Skyline while Jaxen White had 14, Jaylon Clements eight and Kordell Talley and Dawson Wynn seven each.

North Jackson 63, Whitwell (Tenn.) 39 — At Whitwell, Tennessee, the Chiefs rolled past an out-of-state foe for their third win.

The game was tied 10-all after one quarter, but North Jackson (3-1) opened up a 34-22 halftime lead and stretched it to 51-30 after three quarters. The Chiefs’ defense came away with 32 steals in the game.

Tyrus Jackson finished with 20 points, five rebounds and eight steals for North Jackson while Carter Gass had 16 points, three assists and three steals. The Chiefs also got eight points and four steals from Brady Cunningham, seven points and five rebounds from Trayvon Nicholson, six points, six steals and seven rebounds from Eli Gill, four points and 13 rebounds from Trevor Anderson and four assists and seven rebounds from Zeke Ballard. 


Pisgah 90, Susan Moore 34 — At Pisgah, the Eagles soared past Susan Moore for win No. 1 on the season Saturday night.

Pisgah (1-2) raced in front 27-10 after one quarter and led 54-23 at halftime and 73-28 after three quarters.

Austin Thornhill scored a game-high 18 points for the Eagles, who also got 16 from Rhyan Barrett, 14 from Austin Brown, 11 from Kolton Chadwick, nine from Trey Barrentine, seven from Zac Cornelison and six from Jared Wilks.

Gavin Harper led Susan Moore (0-3) with 14 points. 

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