• Avon 73, Southport 59 – Boys High School Basketball

    February 29, 2012 No comments

    The Avon Orioles opened up sectional play last night at Southport against the host Cardinals and had little problems advancing to the sectional semifinal game this Friday night as the Orioles led by 18 points after the end of the first quarter and led 40 – 17 at halftime in route to a 73 – 59 victory over Southport.

    Southport had no answers for Avon’s AJ Burgett as Burgett scored from the inside and the outside finishing with 26 points and 3 three-pointers. Austin Shelton finished with 19 points for the Orioles including 12 points from behind the arc.

    The Cardinals Kellon Thomas finished with 31 of Southport’s 59 points. KeWan Davis had 11 points for Southport and Michael Ramey finished with 10 for the Cardinals.

    Avon advances to the sectional semifinal that will be held Friday at Southport taking on the Pike Red Devils who received an opening-round bye. Tipoff is set for 6:00.

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