Knights end regular season on high note

BY DON BEANE, News + Record Staff
Posted 2/22/19

SILER CITY — Jordan Hamilton scored 17 points and Connor Murphy added 16 more as Chatham Charter closed out the regular season with a 63-52 victory over Cornerstone Charter Academy on Friday night …

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Knights end regular season on high note

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SILER CITY — Jordan Hamilton scored 17 points and Connor Murphy added 16 more as Chatham Charter closed out the regular season with a 63-52 victory over Cornerstone Charter Academy on Friday night in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference boys basketball action in Siler City.

The Knights concluded the regular season at 11-3 in league play, good for third place, and at 24-3 overall.

After falling behind 20-14 after one period of play, Chatham Charter used a 22-12 run in the second to take control of the game and never trailed again.

The locals expanded on a 36-32 halftime lead with a methodical 12-7 advantage in the third to go up 48-39, before using a 15-13 spurt in the fourth to cap off the 63-52 win.

Hamilton added 12 rebounds and an assist in the Knights triumph while Murphy pulled down a board while chipping in four assists and three steals.

Chatham Charter also received eight points and four assists from Cole Milholen while A.J. Alston added eight points, two rebounds, four assists and three steals, Baggio Rodriguez four points, eight rebounds and an assist.

The Knights shots 42 percent (24-57) from the field, 25 percent (3-12) from behind the arc, and just 48 percent (12-25) from the foul line.

Chatham Charter was scheduled to host Cornerstone in a rematch on Monday night back in Siler City in opening round action of the 1A Central Tar Hee Conference basketball tournament.

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