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High School Roundup | Currituck basketball falls to Bertie

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From staff reports

Saturday, January 12, 2019

BARCO — The Currituck boys’ basketball team lost to Bertie 55-53 Thursday at Currituck County High School.

Traveon Powell led Currituck (6-6, 0-1 Northeastern Coastal Conference) with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals, Carmillo Burton followed with 11 points, seven steals and three assists, while KJ Harvey added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals in the conference game.

Ricky Owens added nine points with nine rebounds and two blocks for the Knights.

Devin Whiteman posted seven points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Bertie improves to 7-6 overall and 1-0 in the league.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bertie 63, Currituck 26: Currituck (4-7, 0-1 Northeastern Coastal Conference) lost the league game at home Thursday.

The Lady Falcons (12-1, 1-0 NCC) held a commanding lead at halftime.

Ta'nia Seymore led Currituck with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists, Tyana Peebles followed with nine points and three rebounds, while Trinity Evans had seven rebounds.

Akyia King led Bertie with 16 points, seven steals, four assists and four rebounds, Dawaunti Combs added 13 points, three assists and three steals, while Aleeyah Proctor posted 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kill Devil Hills resident Katherine Schuster was named the 2018 Carolinas Golf Association Richard S. Tufts Junior Girls’ Players of the Year Friday.

Schuster, who is a sophomore at First Flight High School, captured her first Junior Girls’ Player of the Year award after a year that was headlined by winning the National Championship (Girls 14-15) at the Drive, Chip and Putt at Augusta National.

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. It’s a big deal and I am very, very grateful to be the Carolinas Player of the Year,” Schuster said in a news release by the Carolinas Golf Association. “I am really humbled and honored to have received the award.”

Schuster’s other victories in 2018 included the Hope Valley Junior Invitational, the NCHSAA — Girls’ 1A/2A State Championship, the Carolinas Junior PGA Championship and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour Orange Whip Classic.

Schuster’s year included other great achievements like playing for the Carolinas Team at the Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Challenge Matches, qualifying for the Girls Junior PGA Championship and The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

“I just love playing,” Schuster said. “Every single time I am on the course I love it. I am just going to give it all I got, keep practicing, digging deep and wanting it. For 2019 I’m just going to keep focusing on school and do the things that I need to succeed.”

Schuster is a member of the 2021 graduating class and has verbally committed to play college golf at Clemson University.

Jonathan Griz (junior boys), Anna Redding (women’s) and Kevin O’Connell (men’s) also earned player of the year honors.

According to the Carolinas Golf Association, the Junior Girls' and Junior Boys’ awards, started in 2003, are based on a series of tournaments run by associations that are the grassroots of junior golf in the Carolinas. Participating Carolinas associations and tournaments are the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), Carolinas PGA (CPGA), Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classics, South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA), Women's South Carolina Golf Association (WSCGA), South Carolina Junior Golf Association (SCJGA), Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), Carolinas-Georgia Junior Championship and the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational.

Award winners will be honored during Carolinas Golf Night and the CGA Annual Meeting at Forest Lake Club in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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