East Surry handles Walkertown

Staff Report

WINSTON-SALEM — The East Surry boys’ basketball finished off a 24-hour stretch with a 2-0 record in Winston-Salem by taking a 62-42 victory over Walkertown on Saturday evening.

On Friday night, East Surry (12-7, 5-3) dominated Bishop McGuinness 54-28 with a strong defensive effort. Against the Wolfpack, East Surry found its offensive groove in a second quarter that included a 21-4 run to blow the game open.

Walkertown could only get within eight points throughout the second half as the Cardinals maintained control of the contest.

Tyler Smith led East Surry in points for the second straight game with 17. Trace Simmons scored 15 and John Marion registered 10 to help carry the load.

Staymon Johnson had a solid outing from his point guard position with six points and five assists.

East Surry now faces a challenging week with games against Mount Airy and Winston-Salem Prep on the horizon. The Cardinals will square off with the Bears on Tuesday and the Phoenix on Friday, but both matchups are in Pilot Mountain.

One win would almost assure East Surry a playoff spot, but even so, the Cardinals look like they’re headed for postseason play if they can take care of business against Atkins and North Stokes the following week.

East Surry’s girls also defeated Walkertown, but details of the game were not available at press time for this edition.

Staff Report

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