- North Buncombe 61
- Erwin 56 FINAL
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9:04: Malik Moore led all scorers with 29 points for Erwin. Daniel Burchette (25 points) and Blake Mathews (13) in double figures for the Black Hawks.
9:00: Game over.
8:59: The celebration is on here with David Elkins going to the foul line with 1.1 to go.
8:58: Four-point lead for Black Hawks with 5.2 seconds left.
8:55: Intentional foul called on Erwin with 5.9 seconds to go.
8:54: Missed layup by Erwin. North Buncombe ball with 7.7 seconds to go.
8:53: Timeout on the floor. Erwin ball with 16.9 seconds to go and trailing 58-56.
8:52: Moore briefly gave Erwin a one-point lead with 1:33 to play. But Burchette answered with a 3-pointer and a short floater. North Buncombe up by four points with 1:00 to go.
8:51: Crazy pace for both teams right now.
8:50: Moore makes the score 53-52 with a pair of free throws. 1:55 left here in Weaverville.
8:49: By my count, Malik Moore has 23 points. Daniel Burchette has 20.
8:48: Timeout with 2:20 left. North Buncombe up 53-50.
8:47: Another clutch 3 for Erwin. First field goal of the game for Dawson Parker.
8:46: Three minutes to go in the game. Both teams with eight fouls.
8:44: Huge 3-pointer by Malik Moore cuts the lead to four.
8:43: Kevin Church’s free throws make the score 49-42 with 4:42 to go.
8:41: Timeout Erwin with 5:02 to play. Warriors trailing 47-42.
8:40: Good steal and layup by Erwin’s Brennan Howard, but it’s answered at the other end by Brennan Hockaday who is now up to seven points.
8:38: Both teams in the bonus with 7:01 remaining here.
8:37: Two quick buckets for Erwin from Malik Moore and Colby Maltry. Lead down to four points.
8:36: Mathews and Burchette both in the game to start the fourth quarter.
8:35: End of third quarter: North Buncombe leads 43-35 despite major foul trouble.
8:34: Brennan Hockaday hits a layup to barely beat the horn.
8:32: Putback by Ethan Greene and old-fashioned 3-point play by Andrew Garrett. North Buncombe up 41-35 with 30.7 seconds to go here in the third quarter.
8:29: Fourth foul called on Blake Mathews as well with 1:34 left. Someone else is going to have to step up for the Black Hawks.
8:28: Fourth foul called on Daniel Burchette with 1:42 to go in the third quarter.
8:27: Only 2:20 to go in the third quarter and Erwin has only five points since halftime.
8:23: Trent Bullman puts North Buncombe up six with 3:35 to go in the third.
8:21: Burchette whistled for his third foul at the 4:46 mark of the third quarter. But responds with another bucket on the next possession. Timeout for Erwin which is trailing by five.
8:19: Burchette with back-to-back field goals to give North Buncombe a four-point lead. He is now up to 14 points at the 5:17 mark of the third quarter.
8:18: Three quick fouls in the first two minutes of the second half on Erwin.
8:14: Erwin averages 76.1 points a game, North Buncombe averages 74.4. We’ll see if either team can pick it up here in the second half.
8:09: Leading scorers at halftime for North Buncombe: Blake Mathews (11 points) and Daniel Burchette (10). Malik Moore has 10 for Erwin. Alic Wynn has six.
8:04: Black Hawks guard Kevin Church gives North Buncombe a 26-25 halftime lead by driving to the hoop and just beating the buzzer.
8:03: Even though Erwin is leading, game is being played at North Buncombe’s pace.
8:02: Lead is down to one. Mathews and Burchette have all but three of North Buncombe 22 points.
7:59: Back-to-back field goals from Burchette and Mathews. Lead is now three points with 2:53 to go in the second quarter.
7:57: Biggest lead of the night for Erwin (seven points).
7:55: Daniel Burchette buries a 12-foot jumper to end the drought. Erwin leads by four.
7:53: An 8-0 Erwin run capped by a Malik Moore layup prompts a timeout at the 6:07 mark of the second quarter from North Buncombe.
7:50: Forget what I said earlier about a physical game. Now five fouls apiece for each side.
7:48: North Buncombe’s Blake Mathews has a game-high seven points so far and the game’s only 3-pointer for either side.
7:47: End of the first quarter – North Buncombe clinging to a 14-12 lead.
7:45: Tie ballgame at 12-12 after a pair of free throws from Burchette at the 1:17 mark of the second quarter.
7:43: North Buncombe honored senior Daniel Burchette before the game. He recently became the school’s all-time leading scorer and currently has 1,646 career points.
7:42: Malik Moore scores the first six points of the game for Erwin, but Warriors still trailing 10-8.
7:34: Two early field goals for Blake Mathews give the Black Hawks an early 5-4 lead. Refs allowing a lot of contact so far.
7:32: Greetings from Weaverville. As expected, it’s a full house here.