Patriots march past Jets

Posted 1/31/19

by duck duckson

News + Record Staff

Limiting Jordan-Matthews to back-to-back single-digit quarters in the first half, Providence Grove opened up an 11-point advantage at the break, then …

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Limiting Jordan-Matthews to back-to-back single-digit quarters in the first half, Providence Grove opened up an 11-point advantage at the break, then withstood a third-period rally by the Jets that trimmed the margin to two before building enough of a lead midway through the final stanza to hold off a late J-M comeback attempt and claim a 53-48 PAC 7 2A Conference triumph Tuesday night on the winners’ court.

Defeating Jordan-Matthews for the fifth time in their last six meetings, the Patriots improved to 7-9 overall and 2-4 against league rivals, whereas the Jets lost for the seventh time in their last eight outings in dropping to 5-13 for the season and 1-5 in the conference standings. However, J-M still holds a 13-7 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools.

Providence Grove’s Evan Taylor registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards while Daylin Locklear collected 13 points, including the 1,000th point of his career on a lane drive with 5:46 to go in the fourth quarter.

Jordan Hodges fired in a pair of three-pointers and totaled a dozen points for the Patriots, who shot 43% (22-of-51) from the floor and outrebounded their visitors from Siler City 31-27 while turning the ball over 10 times.

Camden Fuquay poured in a game-high 22 points, including 16 in the third stanza, and Caleel Waden added 12 points for Jordan-Matthews, which connected on 43% (20-of-47) of its field goal attempts while committing 14 turnovers.

Following Xavier Woods’ rebound basket in the lane and Waden’s jumper from the left wing that gave the Jets an early 4-0 lead, Providence Grove used an 11-2 run, capped by Dawson Lee’s trey from the left side with seven seconds remaining in the initial frame, to forge a five-point advantage after one period.

J-M narrowed its deficit to two twice in the second stanza, the last time at 17-15 on Fuquay’s jump hook in the paint with 4:39 to go until halftime, prior to Locklear’s floater off the right baseline that ignited a 9-0 quarter-ending spurt to put the Patriots up 26-15 at intermission.

With Fuquay scoring all but two of Jordan-Matthews’ third-period points, the Jets fought back to close the gap to 35-33 on his conventional three-point play with 2:31 left in the stanza before Providence Grove finished out the quarter on Hodges’ three-pointer from the left corner, Taylor’s fast break layup and Locklear’s layup following a backcourt steal which stretched the Patriots’ lead to nine entering the final eight minutes.

After Locklear’s conventional three-point play boosted Providence Grove’s advantage to 49-37 with 3:50 remaining in the contest, J-M put together an 11-2 run to pull within 51-48 on Huston Causey’s trey from the left corner with 7.2 seconds to go prior to Taylor managing to seal the win on a pair of charity tosses with 3.9 seconds left.

J-M 6 9 18 15 – 48

PG 11 15 16 11 – 53

Jordan-Matthews (5-13, 1-5): Fuquay 9 4-4 22 Woods 2 0-0 4 TMoore 1 0-0 2 SMoore 0 0-0 0 Waden 5 2-4 12 Causey 1 0-0 3 Teague 1 0-0 2 Matthews 1 0-0 3 Murchison 0 0-2 0 Campbell 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 6-10 48.

Providence Grove (7-9, 2-4): Foust 1 0-0 3 Lee 2 0-0 5 Taylor 6 2-3 14 Locklear 6 1-3 `13 Overman 0 2-2 2 Brown 0 0-0 0 Hodges 5 0-0 12 Fee 1 0-0 2 Overton 1 0-0 2 Haithcock 0 0-0 0 Stacey 0 0-2 0. Totals 22 5-10 53.

Halftime: Providence Grove, 26-15.

Three-point goals: Jordan-Matthews 2-11 (Causey 1-2, Matthews 1-3, Fuquay 0-1, Waden 0-2, SMoore 0-3); Providence Grove 4-13 (Hodges 2-3, Lee 1-1, Foust 1-2, Taylor 0-1, Stacey 0-1, Overman 0-2, Locklear 0-3).

Fouled out: None.

Rebounds: Jordan-Matthews 27 (Woods 8); Providence Grove 31 (Taylor 10).

Turnovers: Jordan-Matthews 14; Providence Grove 10.

Total fouls: Jordan-Matthews 16; Providence Grove 12.


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