Cape Hatteras basketball debuts with two wins
Cape Hatteras Secondary’s varsity basketball teams debuted Friday night with two decisive wins over Southern Wake Academy, a public charter school in Holly Springs.
The girls game was a runaway with the Lady Hurricanes winning 56-19.
The Lady Hurricanes led by six points at the half. In the third quarter, the Cape Hatteras girls scored 25 points to the Lions 2.
Posting double digits for Cape Hatteras was Lilly Ratliff with 15 points including the team’s only three-pointer. Senior and captain Eliza Quidley scored 10 points and pulled down six offensive and five defensive rebounds.
The Cape Hatteras boys pulled away in the second half to win 68-51.
The Hurricanes and Lions played almost even ball in the first half. Cape Hatteras boys led by three at the end of the first quarter and but were down by 2 at half time. In the third quarter, the Lions stayed a point behind Cape Hatteras. Toward the end of the quarter, Cape Hatteras pulled 4 points ahead.
In the fourth quarter, Cape Hatteras poured in the points, going on a 17-point scoring spree fueled by steals and fast breaks.
Four Hurricanes scored in double digits: two point guards Osmar Padilla with 20 and Ayden Paddock with 16 points and strong forward Victor Caldera with 12 and Charlie Conner who fills the role of center, scored 10 points.
The Cape Hatteras teams play two away games next week. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the teams are in Perquimans and on Friday, in Bear Grass. The girls game starts at 6 in the evening.