Prep Basketball

Pressley leads No. 4 Pisgah to a WNCAC co-championship

Kruk’s Black Bears beat Brevard, finish second in conference
By Rhonda Byrd | Feb 18, 2014
Photo by: Mary Schaeffer Pisgah senior point guard Sheridan Pressley, 12, drives to the basket during Monday’s game at Brevard.

BREVARD — The No. 4-ranked Pisgah varsity girls basketball team finished the regular season with an impressive 72-35 WNC Athletic Conference road win over Brevard Monday night.
The Black Bears, which won its 18th consecutive game and  claimed a share of the WNCAC title with a 13-1 record, improved to 22-1 overall.
The Blue Devils slipped to 8-12 overall and 6-8 in the WNCAC.
Pisgah senior guard Sheridan Pressley finished with a game-high 23 points, while sophomore guard Brooklyn Allen chipped in 17, junior forward Sydney Singleton had 11 and senior center Mariah Lewis scored seven.
The win also marked the 90th basketball victory for Pressley and Lewis.
The Black Bears led 40-23 at the half.
Pisgah Head Coach Brandon Holloway’s girls will play the East Henderson-Tuscola winner at 4 p.m. in a WNCAC Tournament semifinal at Smoky Mountain today.

Varsity Boys
Black Bears 81
Blue Devils 58

BREVARD — The No. 8-ranked Pisgah varsity boys basketball team beat Brevard, 81-58, in the WNC Athletic Conference regular season finale Monday night.
Pisgah Head Coach Casey Kruk’s Black Bears improved to 20-3 and finished in sole possession of second place in the WNCAC with a 12-2 record.
Senior Jesse Anderson pumped in 18 for Pisgah, while junior Thomas Tatham had 16, junior Josiah Ledford chipped in 13, junior Cole Anderson scored 10 and sophomore Peyton Truesdale contributed nine in the win.
Pisgah led 40-26 at the half.
The Black Bears will play the East Henderson-Tuscola winner at 5:30 p.m. in a WNCAC Tournament semifinal at Smoky Mountain today.
The WNCAC 3-A Boys (7:30 p.m.) and Girls (6 p.m.) Basketball Tournament championship games will tipoff at Pisgah High School on Thursday.

Varsity Boys
Panthers 65
Mountaineers 50

FRANKLIN — The Tuscola varsity boys basketball team fell to 5-19 overall and 4-10 in the WNCAC after losing its regular season finale at Franklin, 65-50, Monday night.
Michael Reynolds led Tuscola with 12 points and senior Woody Cornwell chipped in nine.

Varsity Girls
Panthers 77
Mountaineers 28

FRANKLIN — The Franklin varsity girls basketball team (19-3, 13-1 WNCAC) wrapped up a WNCAC co-championship after defeating Tuscola, 77-28, Monday night.
Senior Peyton Fisher led the Mountaineers (2-22, 2-12 WNCAC) with 12 points.