Live blog: Erwin-North Buncombe

Live blog: Erwin-North Buncombe


Live blog: Erwin-North Buncombe


  • 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.

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Erwin and North Buncombe meet Thursday night in Weaverville.

Erwin and North Buncombe meet Thursday night in Weaverville.


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