North Carolina High School Basketball - Athens Drive nips Rocky MountDecember 29, 2016: Raleigh, NC 27606
Fans at Thursday's non-league challenge between the Athens Drive Jaguars (Raleigh, NC) and the visiting Rocky Mount Gryphons (Rocky Mount, NC), saw Athens Drive's basketball squad hold off Rocky Mount by a count of 65-58.
With the victory, Athens Drive upgrades its record to 9-4 on the campaign. The Jaguars host Apex Friendship (Apex, NC) to play the Patriots in a Southwest Wake 4A challenge on Wednesday, January 4. The Patriots come into the challenge with a record of 5-8. Apex Friendship lost 56-14 in their recent non-league challenge against Riverside-Durham (Durham, NC)
Next up, the Gryphons play the Nash Central Bulldogs (Nashville, NC) in a Big East 3A challenge, on Friday, January 6. Rocky Mount will attempt to upgrade on its 7-2 season record. The Bulldogs come into the challenge with a 4-5 record after their 73-43 non-league loss to Athens Drive (Raleigh, NC).