Prep Basketball

Pressley nears elite mark, Pisgah wins by 47

Holloway’s girls improve to 8-0 in WNCAC
By Rhonda Byrd | Jan 24, 2013
Photo by: Wesley Pope Pisgah's Sheridan Pressley.

CANTON — In limited action, junior guard Sheridan Pressley scored 15 points and freshman forward Brooklyn Allen pumped in 16 points to lead the Pisgah varsity girls basketball team to a 76-29 WNCAC victory over visiting East Henderson Tuesday night.
The Black Bears, which improved to 13-5 overall and 8-0 in the WNCAC, jumped out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter and cruised to a 40-11 halftime advantage.
Pressley’s 15 points raised her career point total to 989. She needs 11 points to reach the 1,000-point mark, which could happen in Pisgah’s road game at Franklin tonight.
Against the Eagles, eight other Black Bears logged their name into the scorebook.
Taylor Galyean scored nine points, Ashley Thompson chipped in eight points, Ashley Penland contributed seven, Sarah Johnson and Sydney Singleton scored five pointsd each, Mariah Lewis and Lindsey Wells had four points each and Kelsi Long finished with three points.

Varsity Boys
CANTON — The Pisgah varsity boys basketball team outscored the visiting East Henderson Eagles by 19 points in the third quarter en route to a 68-45 WNCAC victory Tuesday night.
The Black Bears, which improved to 12-6 overall and 6-2 in the WNCAC, plays at Franklin tonight.
Pisgah, which shot 50 percent from the floor, was led by junior guard Jesse Anderson’s game-high 22 points.
Junior guard Hunter Wike came off the bench and chipped in eight points, while sophomores Micah Ledford and Thomas Tatham scored six points each, Christian Bryant finished with five points, while Kolby Alexander, Keaton Hinson and Peyton Truesdale finished with four points each for Pisgah.
The Black Bears led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter, 24-20 at the half and 51-28 going into the final eight minutes.